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Register your Primary school choir for Singfest 2017 with Guest Conductor Justine Favell.

Welcome to Singfest 2017!

Please note: Singfest is now FULL at all locations.

Your students are invited to participate in Singfest 2017. Singfest is an annual massed choral event for State School Primary students in the Metropolitan Region. Over 1,000 students participate in this event each year from state primary schools across the region.

Individual schools register for Singfest and have their choir/s learn the Singfest repertoire.  Schools choose their date and venue preference when registering and this is confirmed prior to the event. 

The repertoire will be introduced and workshopped at the Music Teachers seminar on Friday 20 January. Repertoire can be ordered from then.

On the day of the event, each school comes together to workshop the repertoire in a massed choir of all the schools present on the day, culminating in a concert at 5.15 pm. This performance is an exciting opportunity for young vocalists. Singfest will be especially useful for students in schools with smaller choirs or singing groups.

Cost and GST Information

The cost is $13 per student.

[$11.81 Non GST Applicable plus $1.19 GST Applicable ($1.09 plus $0.10 GST) for food]

Schools will be invoiced for the number of students participating.  Schools attending will need to ensure they provide adequate supervision of students at all times during the event.                                   


Guest Conductor                                                  

The Guest Director for 2017 will be Justine Favell.  We are very excited to welcome Justine Favell back to Singfest.                                        

Justine is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music with the awards Bachelor of Music and Graduate Diploma in Piano Performance.

Since 1995, Justine has pursued her interest in the specialized area of choral music. She has been the Principal Accompanist for the Voices of Birralee and the  Brisbane Chorale for the past 21 years. Justine is also the Assistant Conductor for the Brisbane Chorale. Her association with these choirs have allowed her to work with many international conductors and watch many fine choirs whilst touring.

Justine has been on staff at the Qld Conservatorium for many years and also works as choral director and piano/voice tutor at Hillbrook Anglican School, Ferny Hills Primary and Padua College. She is regularly invited as guest conductor or accompanist at various workshops. Justine is looking forward to having fun with the kids at Singfest in 2017!                                                                            

Guest Accompanist

Joining Justine for the workshops and performance will be accompanist Ms Kylie Los

Kylie Los graduated from the Queensland University of TechnologyKylie Los.jpg with a Bachelor of Music (Distinction), studying piano under Mark Gibson. She was later a member of Opera Queensland’s Developing and Young Artist Programs (Repetiteur) and assisted with the musical preparation for many productions. Kylie has also had a strong involvement with Opera Queensland’s Education Programs.
In 2010 Kylie undertook overseas training, studying in Germany with Michael Clark before commencing a Master of Music (Repetiteur) at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, where she studied with Laura Roberts. She was subsequently a Guildhall Artists Fellow, studying and working in London from 2011 – 2013. In 2013 Kylie was assistant conductor and chorus master for the Guildhall School's production of Le nozze di Figaro . She was then repetiteur for Grange Park Opera’s production Les Carmélites and played orchestral keyboard in performances with the English Chamber Orchestra.
Kylie has extensive experience as an accompanist including touring internationally with Voices of Birralee. She has also conducted numerous choral ensembles. For her overseas study, Kylie is grateful to have received support from The Ian Potter Cultural Trust, Arts Queensland, PPCA Performers' Trust and The Tait Memorial Trust.  
Please Note:  Students will be expected to know the performance pieces from memory before their Sing Fest day.

A Singfest repertoire reading session will take place on Friday, 20 January 2017 to introduce teachers and choir directors to the repertoire.  This session is part of the January Staff Professional Development Day organised by the Music Resource Centre and will be held at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music (Griffith University), Southbank.  Further information, including how to register for the Professional Development Day will be posted on our Professional Development and Support page.

August 24 at The Ipswich Civic Centre, Ipswich  ALL SESSIONS ARE NOW FULL

August 28, 29, 30 & 31 at The Old Museum Building , Bowen Hills  ALL SESSIONS ARE NOW FULL



Timetabling is subject to minor changes by the guest clinician on the day of the event.

Time ​Activity
​9.30 am - 10.00 am Arrival at venue​
​10.00 am - 11.30 am Session 1 ​
​11.30 am - 12.00 pm First break (Students bring own food and drink)​
​12.00 pm - 1.30 pm Session 2​
​1.30 pm - 2.15 pm Second break (Students bring own food and drink)​
​2.15 pm - 3.15 pm Session 3​
​3.15 pm - 3.45 pm Third break (light snack provided)​
​3.45 pm - 5.00 pm ​Concert rehearsal
​5.00 pm - 5.15 pm Drink, bathroom break and concert preparation​
5.15 pm - 6.00 pm​ ​Concert

We are proud to again partner with Ellaways Music for Singfest 2017. 
Each school participating must purchase the repertoire and teach it to their choir students attending the event prior to their Workshop/Concert day.
Ellaways is the official supplier to Singfest 2017 and will ensure timely delivery of the Singfest Repertoire to schools ordering through the store. To make ordering the repertoire easier, Ellaways will provide an order form for the Singfest 2017 Repertoire. 
1. Jetman - Paul Jarman (Australian Composer) - SA
2. Come to the Music - Joseph M. Martin (Shawnee Press) - 2 Part
3. Ribbons in the Sky - Andy Beck (Alfreds) - 2 Part
4. Sisi Sote (All of Us) - Andy Beck (Alfreds) - 2 Part

5. Route 66 - arr. Roger Emerson - (Hal Leonard)-  2 Part



 Singfest 2013 Slideshow