Choir registrations for 2022
Choir registrations are now at capacity, however some choirs are facing some uncertainty post COVID. If you’re a new choir interested in performing at this year’s festival please contact our Artistic Director Christine Wheeler using the second contact form on the About us page.
General registration information:
1. There are no registration fees.
2. The Festival will cover performance royalties via APRA/AMCOS.
3. You take care of other costs associated with your music (print royalties, MD fees etc) and personal expenses.
Participating choristers will of course be admitted without charge to sessions in which they are performing, but because we absolutely rely on ticket sales to pay expenses and there are so many choristers, we are unfortunately unable to offer choristers free tickets beyond that.
HOWEVER, registered choristers and musicians, wearing a wristband (issued on check-in at the registration desk) will receive a $10 discount on tickets for Stage 1 and a $5 discount for Stages 2 and 3:
– At the door unless sold out
– ONLY during the last 15 minutes before concerts commence,
– NO advance sales.
To be sure of a seat, book full price tickets online: See Tickets page – active mid June.
Is selection guaranteed?
The choir festival in 2022 is basically the 2021 Festival that was cancelled due to COVID. Some 60 choirs registered in 2021. A number of those choirs are unavailable this year, so there is an opportunity for some new registrations. Please indicate each of the time periods you expect to be available. The more flexible you are the better your chance of being programmed.
We also have a special request about the free late night pub sessions that start at 9pm on Friday or Saturday. These are extremely popular sessions with our audiences, and we are very keen to keep them going. However when programming last year we struggled to find enough choirs willing to be part of these sessions. So:
- If your repertoire is fairly lively, irrespective of genre, AND
- if your choir is no larger than about 30 singers,
you will have priority for the 2022 Festival if you elect to sing in a late night session when you register.
We may also hold a dinner show on Sunday evening from 6pm. Note that the SHiNDiG advertised for last year’s festival will not happen in 2022.