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A World of Song available to everyone

One of Tasmania’s longest continuing community choirs, Sisongke Choir, will hold a public workshop this Saturday, 17 November. The World of Song workshop will culminate in a concert on the same day, as well as the opportunity for workshop participants to perform on the next day at the Farmers Market in Bathurst Street, Hobart.

Sisongke conductor and workshop leader Lyndall Edwards said that the workshop will be a chance for people to discover and perform the music of cultures from around the world as well as pick up some fun singing and performance tips along the way.

“This workshop is a chance for people to relax and sing out, whether they are seasoned singers or singing for the first time in a long time.”

“My aim as a conductor is to get people singing almost despite themselves. When you’re just letting go and getting into the music you tend to forget about those nagging voices that tell you ‘you can’t sing’” Ms Edwards said.

“I will share some very basic and useful singing tips along the way that will benefit people of all levels of experience.”

The workshop participants will be singing in three languages by the end of the workshop.

Although Sisongke Choir does sing in English, most of their repertoire is in other languages – almost 20 different languages.

“Of course we don’t speak all of the languages we sing in, so we find out as much information and do our best to respect the cultural heritage of everything we perform. At the end of the day, music seems to make words come to life naturally, no matter where they are from.”

The Concert will also feature performances by the Multicultural Choir led by John Kamara and Meli-Melo Choir, led by Lili Calitz.

“Sisongke Choir is also really pleased to be working with two other Hobart community groups that sing music from other cultures, so workshop participants will also get to meet Hobart people from around the world who have chosen Tasmania as their home,” Ms Edwards said.

People wanting to take part in the the World of Song workshop, concert or both can book via trybooking.com/433910 or visit the trybooking website and search for A World of Song, Hobart.

A World of Song – Workshop and Concert
Song from Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia

Workshop – 2.30pm
To book BOTH (includes concert ticket) visit trybooking.com/433910

Concert – 6.30pm
Workshop participants with Sisongke Community Choir, Meli-Melo, and The Multicultural Choir
To book concert ONLY visit trybooking.com/YRWR

Saturday, 17 November
Workshop – 2.30pm
Concert – 6.30pm

The Old Library
59 Cambridge Road Bellerive


Workshop and Concert

$30 full; $25 conc.*; $40 family;
$20 per person in a group of 15

Concert only

$15 full; $10 conc.*; $25 family

* Concession card holders / under 18 / full-time student

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