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Guildford Songfest 2021

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The only thing better than singing is more singing
It's long been known that singing is beneficial to both physical and mental health. Fortunately for non-singers, even listening to music reduces stress and anxiety. leading to increased happiness. There should be many happy people in the historic surrounds of Guildford on the weekend of September 18 & 19 when the 4th annual Guildford Songfest takes place. Featuring choirs and performers from all over Western Australia, there will be something for everyone.

Songfest
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Proudly supported by Voice Moves and the City of Swan, the Guildford Songfest is presenting 29 different choirs. The jam-packed program starts at 9:15am on Saturday and runs for the next 12 hours, only to begin again at 10:00am on Sunday and go through till 1:00pm. The full program can be found here and tickets are on sale now.

Guildford Sonngfest
Three of the many choirs appearing
Quorum Chamber Singers, South African Gospel SIngers, Voicemale
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With so many different choirs, visitors are sure to find new favourites as well as enjoying familiar songs and styles. Below is a small selection:

She Shants celebrate a feminine point of view singing original and reworked songs of the sea.

Alfalfa Males play with mix of quirky humour, beautiful vocal harmonies and eclectic musical style.

The Lelebirds is a high energy good-fun band of women who play ukulele and sing in luscious harmony.

The Swiss Yodellers of WA
perform songs and yodels in the four Swiss languages: German, French, Italian, and the ancient Romanche dialect.

Much more information can be found at the Performer page and for those who want to have a go, there are also two Big Sing workshops. Check the Facebook page for the latest information.

Guildford Songfest
image: facebook.com/guildfordsongfest/

All the performances take place in historic buildings around Stirling Square, just a short walk from Guildford's cafe and antique shopping strip.

Important note about public transport:
Unfortunately, Midland line trains will not be running on the Songfest weekend. However,r the very regular 901 bus route will be running as a replacement service. The 901 bus leaves from Busport zone A and will be running all weekend. Get off at the Guildford Station stop for the short walk to the venues
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Why? Enjoy a fabulous display of talent
When: Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 September
Where: various venues around Guildford
Cost: from $10
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