Hundreds to raise voices in song

Chloe FraserBusselton Dunsborough Times

WA’s singing community is headed for Dunsborough this weekend for the ninth annual Dunsborough Songfest.

Event co-ordinator Matthew Clements said the event had grown from humble beginnings with half a dozen choirs taking part this year, including more than 550 singers and 30 groups.

“It’s now one of the largest choir festivals on this side of the world and possibly all of Australia,” he said.

“There’s not too many possibilities for choirs to perform at festivals so this is quite a special thing for them. It’s always a huge buzz with so many singers and such tremendous energy.”

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This year’s festival program includes seven workshops and 12 concerts held at the Old Dunsborough Hall and surrounding venues.

For the first time this year there will be two big concerts held on the Saturday night showcasing the voices of top-line and professional groups and a free concert at Dunsborough Centrepoint between 10.30am and 1pm onwards.

“It will be a chance for shoppers and the general public to become apart of the festival,” Clements said.

Tickets are available from dunsboroughsongfest.com.au and at the doors.

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