DETAILS

The 2020 Spring Mountain Fest is a weekend singing retreat for all voice types, styles and experience levels.

WHAT: Feed your soul some fabulous music, meet some other local singers, and enjoy the clean Mt Evelyn air.
WHEN: Friday 6 – Sunday 8 November 2020
WHERE: Mt Evelyn Recreation Camp

VENUE LOCATION

 * Make sure you take the path to your right, just before you enter the football oval *

FEATURING


Workshops from some of Australia’s best choral directors and musicians.


Firepit sing-a-longs with wood-fired pizza supper


Friday night music team trivia


Drumming Circle

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.

Melanie

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! 

Tim

  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. 

Andrea

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. 

Warwick

PRESENTERS

We will confirm the lineup of presenters as soon as possible. Our events feature a wide variety of world-class presenters, covering an ecclectic range of music. In the past our presenters have included:

  • Sue Johnson
  • Phil Heuzenroeder
  • Iaki Vallejo
  • Annemarie Sharry
  • Alex Morris
  • Chris Blain
  • Suzann Frisk
  • Kate Sadler
  • Andrew Price
  • Stella Savvy
  • Valanga Khoza
  • …and many more!

SCHEDULE

  • Please note: This schedule may change slightly in the lead-up to the event. We will keep you informed as quickly as possible. 

FRIDAY 6 NOVEMBER

From ​17:00: Arrive, registration
​18:00: Light meal
​18:30: Welcome, introduction, team MUSIC TRIVIA
​21:00: Firepit Sing-a-long

SATURDAY 7 NOVEMBER

​07:30: Breakfast (Hot food from 08:00)
08:30: Morning Activities (Basic Yoga)
09:30: CHRIS BLAIN (warm up and intro)
​10:30: Morning Tea
​11:00: WORKSHOP 1: TBC
​12:30: Lunch
​13:30: WORKSHOP  2: TBC
​15:00: Afternoon Tea
​15:30: Afternoon Activities (Drumming Workshop)
17:00: WORKSHOP 3: TBC
18:30: CHRIS BLAIN (daily recap)
​19:00: Dinner
​20:00: Firepit Sing-a-long

SUNDAY 8 NOVEMBER

08:00: Breakfast (Hot food from 08:00)
09:00: Morning Activities (Yoga, bushwalking)
10:30: CHRIS BLAIN (warm up and intro)
11:30: Morning Tea
12:00: WORKSHOP 4: TBC
13:30: Lunch
14:30: WORKSHOP 5: TBC
16:00: CHRIS BLAIN (Recap, Farewell)
16:30: Depart

ACCOMMODATION

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:

York on Lilydale Retreat

(~$150 per night)

A Twist Of Willow
(~$135 per night)

Dorset Gardens Hotel

(~$110 per night)

If you like singing in a friendly environment, this is the event to come to. Great teachers, great group, a fun weekend! 

Alec

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. 

Andrew

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. 

Sarah

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. 

 

David