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The fifth Pemulwuy! National Male Voice Festival finale will celebrate the mighty sound of 500 voices from throughout the country and abroad.
The triennial festival is a multi-generational gathering of male singers of all ages and backgrounds. Choristers unite for a multi-day workshop in Brisbane, before joining for the finale produced by leading Australian choral organisation Voices of Birralee, in association with Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
Highlights of the concert will be exciting and evocative premieres of new commissions by Australian composers, performed by boys and men’s choirs, led by Australian and international conductors.
The massed finale will involve a cast of around 500 voices raising the roof in an inspiring and powerful celebration of male choral singing.
Launched in 2008, Pemulwuy! National Male Voice Festival’s namesake honours the Aboriginal rainbow warrior, Pemulwuy, who was a member of the Bidjigal tribe. His name means “man of the earth”. It is also the title of the music written by Paul Jarman which tells of the legend of Pemulwuy.
Individual registrations are currently open for boys (from 10 years old) and men who wish to be a part of Pemulwuy! National Male Voice Festival. Register via pemulwuy.org.au
2020 Artistic Directors: Julie Christiansen OAM, Paul Holley OAM
2020 Guest Conductors: Dr Jakub Martinec (Canada), Dr Anthony Trecek-King (USA), Paul Holley OAM (Australia), Jenny Moon (Australia)
2020 Participating Choirs:
Amabile Treble Concert Choir (Canada)
Amabile Young Men’s Ensemble (Canada)
Ambrose Treacy College Senior Singers (QLD)
Brisbane Grammar School Chamber Choir (QLD)
Brisbane Grammar School Grammarphones (QLD)
Christian Brother’s College Senior Vocal Ensemble (SA)
Churchie’s Viking Vocals 1 (QLD)
MEN ALOUD! (QLD)
The Brotherhood from St Laurence’s (QLD)
The Friends' School Man Choir (TAS)
The Kelly Gang (VIC)
Young Adelaide Voices Male Vocal Group (SA)
Subject to change without notice.
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