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The Guildford Songfest will be a celebration of music

The first annual Guildford Songfest promises to be a huge weekend of entertainment and a celebration of music. This exciting festival will be held on the 16th and the 17th of September. There will be over 350 performers, 26 hours of singing, 24 acts and 7 hours of workshops spread across 9 different venues all in just one weekend. You don't want to miss this. Some of the best choirs and performers from all over Western Australia will be coming to Guildford to put on a show.

The musical group Voicemale

Some of the great acts who have signed up to perform at the Guildford Songfest include singer, songwriter and entertainer Bernard Carney, Curtin University's award-winning a cappella choir Rhythmos, the a cappella singing group Voices in Sync, the all-male choir "The Lost Quays" and the all-singing, all-dancing men's musical group Voicemale.

If you would like to see the full list of performers, please check out the Guildford Songfest's website by clicking here.

The performances will be held across Guildford in a selection of different venues that are all within an easy walk of each other. For a map of Guildford and information about all the different venues, please click here.

The Guildford Songfest will also be holding workshops over the weekend for people interested in music and singing. The workshops will be open to everyone and there is no need to book in advance. Just turn up on the day and join in all the fun! The workshops that will be available are:

Big Sing Workshops
Saturday 11.30am 1pm (Town Hall & St Matthews Hall)
Led by Martin Meader (Born to Sing) & Ryan Morrison (Men of the West).
Description: Learn how to sing in a big group surrounded by others!

How to make your vocal eases work for you
Sunday 9am 10am (Garrick Theatre Foyer)
Presented by Lindsey Dyer (A Cappella West)
Description: Learn how to use vocal warm-ups to improve your singing.

Master Your Mix

Sunday 9am 10am (Stirling Arms)
Presented by Gillian Parker (One Achord)
Description: Learn an international vocal singing technique that will improve your flexibility, tone quality, range, breathing, dynamics and your ability to transition through passages without breaks or changes in quality.

Round Singing for the Soul
Sunday 9am 10am (Mechanics Institute)
Presented by Bernard Carney
Description:This class is all about having fun singing songs in a friendly environment.

Funk Phrasing
Sunday 9am 10am (Town Hall)
Presented by Digby Hill (Glyde in Singers)
Description: Learn about rhythm navigation and phrasing techniques to improve your singing.
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Why? Visit the historic town of Guildford on the 16th and 17th of September to take part in the first annual Guildford Songfest
When: 16 & 17 September
Phone: 0409880544
Where: Concerts will be held in a selection of venues around Guildford
Cost: Free
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