Here are the special events we ran as part of the festival in 2017.
We asked our friends Emlyn and Jodie O’Regan to come over from South Australia and run a singing workshop (Sunday 25 June, 2-5pm, Newport Mechanics Hall). The participants of the workshop will form the Love Life Choir and they will then perform at the Love Life Concert (Wednesday 28 June, 8pm, The Substation). Sounds like an adventure? Interested?
The Love Life Choir will be joined by a marvellous cast of musicians including Lance Clarke on piano (playing music with a touch of Liberace!) Nick Charles playing Neil’s Guitar, the fabulous acapella choir Harambee (Battle of the Choirs Channel 7), Newport’s own ‘Belle’ and of course Emlyn and Jodie O’Regan.
One of our members, Barbara Phoenix, asked the club if we could help her raise money for cancer research. Barbara has created other events (she is Chair of Open Williamstown) and the club agreed. She suggested we run a singing workshop and a concert in the lead-up to the festival, and that's how this event came about. Proceeds of the event will be donated to the Cancer Council’s Forgotten Cancers Project.
This will be a joyous concert to begin the festival week – either as a member of the Love Life Choir or as an audience member (who will no doubt be invited to join in at some point in the evening). A great event for a great cause!
Once again we bring together the worlds of folk and classical music.
The concert will feature the Newport Strings Orchestra conducted by Simon Harvey, a combined choir (Newport Community Choir and Willin Wimmin), the Newport Bush Orchestra, classical works by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Vivaldi, Britten and more, plus original songs by locals specially orchestrated for this event.
This is a separately ticketed event - it's not covered by your Festival pass.
Saturday 1 July, 8:00pm.
$25/$20 concession - Family ticket $60 (2 adults, 2 children)
Friday 30 June, 7:30pm
The Music Society of Victoria (Western Centre) Winter concert features local inspiring students from 7yrs to adult professionals.
The Program contain music ranging from 15th century, Classical, Romantic and 20th century as well as songs from musicals and jazz.
MSV Western Centre supports young musicians by providing performance opportunities such as this concert.
Adults and performers $10
Non-performer children and members of MSV free