South Of The River Choir Singing Workshop and Concert
Come and sing with Melbourne’s much-loved SOUTH OF THE RIVER choir, in the beautiful surrounds of Burrinja Gallery/Cafe on Sunday 4th June at 11am. Join with other participants in an uplifting 90 minute vocal workshop, experiencing the energy of sound, rhythm and vocal harmony. It’s a fun way to try your hand at singing in a vocal group! Workshop will include basic vocal technique, warm-ups and vocal games, improvisation and body percussion, four part harmony and inspiring Gospel and African Repertoire.
THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A CONCERT IN THE SKYLARK ROOM WITH SOUTH OF THE RIVER CHOIR - Gold Coin donation
SUN 4 JUN, 3PM
$15 Concession [Seniors/Pension]
$10 Youth U16
Presented by Australian Boys Choir
The Melbourne Youth Chorale (formerly Berwick Youth Choir) and the Australian Boys Choir have been linked for many years – mostly through sharing music staff – but both groups are very excited to announce their first collaboration in concert.
Featuring: Australian Boys Choir, The Vocal Consort and the Melbourne Youth Chorale
Most of us are fascinated by the sea. Its danger, its vastness, its restlessness, its ever-changing colours have inspired artists, poets and composers for centuries. And the characters for whose adventures it provides the setting are just as fascinating.
The high tide mark is established by two major works – Charles Villiers Stanford’s Songs of the Sea and Michael Hurd’s Hip-Hip! Horatio – the latter a light-hearted scrutiny of the life of Admiral Lord Nelson, and the former a setting of five poems by Henry Newbolt exploring the adventures of Sir Francis Drake and his trusty mariners who saw off the Spanish Armada.
As guest artists, we are proud to welcome two founding members of Songmakers Australia, international pianist Andrea Katz and bass-baritone Nicholas Dinopoulos. Conductors will be Noel Ancell OAM and Simon Loveless. Not insubstantial eddies are provided by Matthew Orlovich’s Tides of Ocean, Veljo Tormis’s Incantatio Maris Aestuosi, a prayer to calm a stormy sea and Paul Jarman’s Volta do mar Largo and Let go the Long White Sails.
Run Time - 100 Minutes including 20min Interval | Suitable all ages
Film screening and discussion facilitated by Nikki Buchan
L. J. Hamilton and J. M. Wilson are delighted to bring this multi award-winning film to Burrinja as part of an information evening about nature-based play and learning.
Presented by L. J. Hamilton and J. M. Wilson
This stunning, Award-winning documentary, takes the viewer on an inspiring Education journey to the Nordic North in a CINEMATIC portrait of childhood, education and play. Filmed in Denmark, Norway and Sweden and the USA, NATUREPLAY portrays the Scandinavian method of teaching, living and enjoying nature, juxtaposed with the high stakes testing/high stress Edu culture of "rigor". The film has won seven international awards, including one for Cinematography and a Global Humanitarian Award.
Nikki Buchan, an experienced Nature Pedagogue will facilitate a discussion and Q & A session after the film.
Run Time - 120mins (No Interval) Film run time 52 Mins | Suitable all ages
Sun 13 August 2pm
$15 Concession [Seniors/Pension]
$15 Friends of Burrinja
FREE Youth U16
Songs of the Americas
Yarra Valley Singers will weave a tapestry of music originating from “The Americas”.
Many toe tapping numbers will revive memories: Rhythm of Life, The Battle of Jericho, When the Saints go Marching in and Beautiful City. As a tribute to Leonard Cohen the choir will sing a choral version of Hallelujah. Moving south, Belinda Gillam Derry, the choir's Music and Artistic Director, has challenged the choir with some very difficult pieces - wonderful rhythms and expressive language: Salseo, Verano Porteño, Gosa Mi Calypso and, the stunning love song Te Quiero, which was really a resistance anthem, with a small group of choir members presenting the solo parts in this beautiful piece. Music from: Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela and, of course, America. To provide a balance in the Program, there are a number of Sacred pieces: Salmo (Psalm) 150, Kyrie and Praise His Holy Name. This program will raise spirits and have toes tapping for days afterwards.
A veritable Musical Feast!
Run Time - 90 Minutes No Interval | Suitable all ages