About Songfest Inc
SongFest Inc – an advocate for community singing
SongFest Inc is passionate about community singing and actively organises, promotes and encourages events that foster people coming together to sing. Some key policies of SongFest Inc are;
- To increase opportunities for community groups to participate in events
- To raise public awareness of the many benefits of participating in community singing
- To enhance community capacity by promoting the advantages of community singing
- To advocate to and on behalf of organisations seeking to incorporate community singing into their programmes
SONGFEST CHOIR FESTIVALS
There are now a number of SongFest events around WA including;
- Dunsborough SongFest operated by SongFest Inc every November
- Kalgoorlie SongFest operated by the Two Up Two Down choir on alternate years (2015, 2017, 2019…)
- Merredin Songfest operated by A Choired Taste on alternate years (2018, 2020….)
- Guildford SongFest operated annually every September by the Guildford Association
- Fremantle SongFest operated from time to time by SongFest Inc
- SongFest@Busselton Fringe operated by SongFest Inc each year in February
Information about each of these events can be accessed via the main menu
In 2019, SongFest Inc started a community choir called WandanaSong within the Wandana housing units in Subiaco with the purpose of building community.
The group meets on every second Wednesday afternoon at 3:30pm and all comers are welcome. Check the WandanaSong page here to see when the next meeting is.
New projects are being created all the time. If you have an idea or are interested to be involved with ours please contact us via our contact page.
Predecessors to SongFest
- The SpringSong singing festival, first run in Subiaco in 2007, was held in Dunsborough for the first time in 2010.
- The 2010 festival participants were The Spooky Men of the West, Cleanskins, SSB, Voicemale, A Kappella Munda, Summerhouse, Voices of the Vasse, Riversong and A Cappella West.
- In 2011 the Dunsborough event became known as Dunsborough SongFest and was run under the auspices of the Dunsborough and District Progress Association (DDPA)
- In 2017 SongFest Inc was registered and became the operator of Dunsborough SongFest with seed capital gifted by the DDPA and with Judy Waterman as the inaugural President.
- Dunsborough SongFest has grown each year to become the largest gathering of singers in WA with some 40 groups and 700 singers attending the 10th anniversary of the festival in 2019.