April 2020 – Perth

Venue St George's College, University of Western Australia
Start date 15/04/20
End date 17/04/20
Status Taking bookings
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About the course

Courses are structured so that each day will conclude with an informal concert, and the end of the course with a special concert featuring the music rehearsed during the week.

The course includes whole-group singing, musical games and exercises to improve sight reading and small group vocal coaching with a singing coach. Every care will be taken to provide age and experience-appropriate tuition.

A typical day will consist of a morning warm-up session followed by full choir practice; a mid-morning break (fruit juice and biscuits provided) and smaller group sessions.  After lunch, there will be further group sessions, focusing on music reading and theory before a final full choir practice, another short break (with fruit juice and biscuits provided) and a final sing-through before the concert.

Each day will begin at 9.30 (registration from 9 am) and conclude at 3.30 (with a short concert at 3.15pm or 3pm on the last day).

About the venue

St George’s College has a rich and proud history. After Western Australia gained self-government in 1890, Sir Winthrop Hackett, Archbishop C.O.L. Riley and Sir John Forrest worked to establish a university in Perth, which would become the University of Western Australia. In his will, Hackett left funds to establish an associated college in the Oxbridge style. This marked the genesis of St George’s College, which opened in 1931.

St George’s is the oldest residential college at the University of Western Australia, located directly opposite UWA between the Swan River and King’s Park. Our original buildings and chapel represent one of the most important precincts of historical buildings in Western Australia, framed by heritage-listed gardens.

St George's College, Mounts Bay Road Crawley, Western Australia, 6009
Mounts Bay Rd Bus stop (23, 102, 107, 950)