Over the past few months we have been talking to people in the CBD, the business sector & the ChCh City Council, and we have listened to some amazing, often world class, choral performances which never reach beyond the walls of churches and indoor venues. We felt it was time to bring it to the people.
And so to that end, we are launching SingFest18, a short, weekend festival of singing to be held in outdoor spaces where possible, in the CBD, from 24-26 August 2018. It is hoped that this will become an annual feature on our calendar &, who knows?…it may turn into a week-long celebration in the future!
Some choirs already have some pretty exciting events on that weekend and are prepared to open them up for people to come, see & listen.
This event will be shaped by the contributions of our singing community and represent a wide range of ensembles. At the City Sings! meeting, we circulated a form on which choirs could feed back availability and preferences for venues. The NZCF will negotiate the performance spaces, while the choirs themselves will determine the content.
The timing of the event has been carefully considered so that groups are all at their performance peaks, yet as far as possible we don’t clash with any other musical events.
It also falls nicely after The Big Sing Secondary Choirs Regional Contest in June & the Finale (30 Aug-1 Sept).
If you have any questions or would like to be involved or find out more, please contact Rosemary Fisher on firstname.lastname@example.org/ 027 452 7200 or use the contact form on this website.