SING WITH AUSTRALIA’S BEST MUSICAL DIRECTORS
During the day we meet in the hall for a variety of singing workshops. Different styles, genres, and different leaders. The sessions have an emphasis on beautiful harmony, spine-tingling moments, and heart-warming connection.
A feast for the ears, a fizz for the brain, and a tonic for the soul!
The 2023 WINTER Mountain Fest is an act of defiance against the cruel cold winter. Set at the closest weekend to the winter solstice, they are the shortest days and longest nights of the year. So what are you going to do about it? Dig in with your ‘oodie’ and ‘moccasins’ and watch TV, or haul yourself up the mountain for a weekend getaway of soul-warming singing, fabulous friends, red wine and fire! Seems like a no-brainer to me!
This is a great chance to reconnect with your voice, your heart and your community after a tough couple of years.
WHAT: Feed your soul some fabulous music, meet some other local singers, and enjoy the clean Mt Evelyn air.
WHEN: Friday 16 – Sunday 18 June 2023
WHERE: Mt Evelyn Recreation Camp
ACCOMMODATION (2 nights), ALL MEALS, PRESENTERS and ACTIVITIES!
* Make sure you take the path to your right, just before you enter the football oval *
A weekend singing camp with music trivia, singing workshops and an awesome fire pit singalong. There are also some other activities including morning yoga and drumming circles. It is the perfect weekend if you love singing and music!
CONTRIBUTE A SONG TO THE FIREPIT ORCHESTRA!
Rug up, grab your guitar, and come join the cacophony of musical delights at our under-cover, all-weather firepit. Contribue a solo, join in on a well-known chorus, shake a tambourine, or just bask in the glow of the wonderful atmosphere.
The Winter Mountain Fest was two days of pure joy! Singing was always important to me, but this event showed me how long such a joyful experience could last – it was quite eye opening.
TEAM MUSIC TRIVIA
MEET SOME AWESOME PEOPLE!
Friday night starts with a light dinner, a casual drink, and some team music trivia. Whether you are a trivia buff, or merely contribute a question or two, music trivia ensures you get to meet some terrific people, spark some great stories, and make some life-long connections.
A safe and welcoming environment for all levels of singer, a great variety of talented presenters, with the added bonus of a music trivia quiz and firepit singalongs in the evenings.
TAKE OUT ALL YOUR FRUSTRATION ON A DRUM!
Feel the power of three dozen city folk bashing out their year’s angsts on some animal skins in the name of art! It’s an incredible feeling to say the least!
The Mountain Fest feeds your soul by making music, meeting great people and having lots of fun. Very inclusive. The afterglow lasts longer than the smoke in your clothes!
To sing with a group of people from all walks of life in a safe and comfortable environment was terrific. The beautiful harmonies that each instructor teased out of the group brought goosebumps upon goosebumps. The happiness instilled in me through this experience has lingered for weeks.
My life was changed forever at Mountain Fest; I stumbled upon it looking to sing with others and found gold. This weekend at the very least will expand your horizons both musically and socially and might just change your life; do it!
A great opportunity to share singing and moving in harmony. A opportunity to learn a variety of different vocal styles A great place to meet like- minded people.
A great balance of singing, learning, playing and getting to know other music lovers. Chris and the team were professional in their approach and made sure everyone was included and had a good time. Thanks so much for a fantastic event.
- Please note: This schedule may change slightly in the lead-up to the event. We will keep you informed as quickly as possible.
FRIDAY 16 JUNE
From 17:00: Arrive, registration
18:00: Light meal
18:30: Welcome, introduction, team MUSIC TRIVIA
21:00: Firepit Sing-a-long
SATURDAY 17 JUNE
07:30: Breakfast (Hot food from 08:00)
08:30: Morning Activities (Basic Yoga)
09:30: Warm up and intro
10:30: Morning Tea
11:00: WORKSHOP 1: TBC
13:30: WORKSHOP 2: TBC
15:00: Afternoon Tea
15:30: TBC (Drumming Workshop)
17:00: WORKSHOP 3: TBC
18:30: Daily recap
20:00: Firepit Sing-a-long
SUNDAY 18 JUNE
07:30: Breakfast (Hot food from 08:00)
09:30: (Drumming Workshop)
10:30: Warm up and intro
11:30: Morning Tea
12:00: WORKSHOP 4: TBC
14:30: WORKSHOP 5: TBC
16:00: Recap, Farewell
The accommodation provided onsite is camp style living – 3 to 4 people per room, most of them large rooms that could take 6 to 10 people. You must provide your own bedding and bring a towel. There is a communal bathroom located on each floor.
If you prefer something a little more luxurious, here are some other options for accommodation within 10km of the site:
(~$171 per night)
If you like singing in a friendly environment, this is the event to come to. Great teachers, great group, a fun weekend!
I can’t think of a better way to discover how much fun singing is – even if you’ve never sung before. If you think you can’t sing but wish you could, this is the perfect place to start exploring.
A fabulous weekend for those who love to sing in company with others. Simple but perfectly adequate accommodation, sessions presented by top choir leaders, the chance to sing around the fire pit into the wee small hours, lots of good company.
It was a challenging and fun exploration of so many different types of music – it was so amazing what we were able to achieve and it really fired up my passion to do more.