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Double the DFoV dollar!

In order to keep this unique Festival buzzing with entertainment each year, Denmark Arts relys heavily on corporate sponsorship, government funding and donations.

Creative Partnerships Australia have offered some valuable advice on fundraising and approved us for a matched-funding grant called Plus 1. This means that for every dollar raised through donations until mid-May, the federal government will give us another dollar to match! All donations over $2 are fully tax deductible. Corporate sponsors also welcome.

If you love the Denmark Festival of Voice help us raise much-needed funds to keep this Festival strong and more sustainable!
Donate Now!

In celebration of the power and beauty
of the human voice...

Now in its 15th year, the Denmark Festival of Voice will light up the South Coast again this WA Day long weekend (1 – 4 June) in a joyful celebration of the power and beauty of the human voice.

This grass-roots festival is born out of a thriving creative community who open the doors each year to a medley of visiting artists from near and far in the spirit of collaboration and meaning.

Though music is a huge part of it, this is not just a music festival, it is The Denmark Festival of Voice. A diverse array of artists enliven the town with spoken word, song and story, from choral to contemporary, blues to beatbox, sacred to secular. 

This festival is not just about big name headline acts, it is about creating an immersive and inspirational experience which enriches our everyday lives.

The acts that blow you away will not be the ones you expect!

Check out some of the highlights in store for us this WA Day long weekend...

Tickets On Sale Now!

Stephen Taberner to lead The Big Sing


A master of extracting the voice of each choir member and arranging large groups of singers with finesse; Stephen Taberner will be joining us this year to lead The Big Sing!

You may be familiar with Stephen as a result of his work with the Spooky Men’s Chorale. Aside from that, he’s pretty much just your average Melbourne based singing, songwriting, double bass playing, choir leader with a passion for keyboards, drum kits, pygmy jam sessions, flash mobs, and pointlessly grandiose male singing projects.
 
As well as traveling to festivals and learning songs from Bulgarians, Georgians, South Africans and Tanzanians, Stephen discovered a love for teaching singing which led to the establishment of his first community choir in 1993. 

In 1996 and 1998 Stephen was co-director of the Choral Sea, a singing event at Sydney’s Town Hall with over 700 participants. Stephen also became a highly sought choir and workshop leader, facilitating workshops throughout Australasia.

Expect fun, light-hearted engagement in a joyful mass singing experience with Stephen at the helm.

Stephen will be involved in performances, workshops, panel discussions as well as leading The Big Sing!

Click here to find out more about Stephen and keep your eyes peeled for him over the Festival weekend!

Breath:
The Workshop
by Riley Lee


Dr. Riley Lee, ethnomusicologist and Grand Master of the shakuhachi (traditional bamboo flute).

Riley has developed these simple exercises through four decades of teaching and performing experience which he will present to the workshop participants during the Denmark Festival of Voice. The purpose of these exercises is to make you aware immediately of your breath. 

Assumptions underlying these exercises:
  • There is a healthy way to breathe.
  • Most of us do not breathe in this way.
  • Simple breathing exercises can benefit almost everyone on both physical and metaphysical levels.
  • Better breath awareness leads to better control over all aspects of your life
When:
Monday 4 June
(10am – 4pm)

Cost:
$60 Weekend Pass holder
$90 non-Weekend Pass holder

Tickets: Click here

Please note:
This is a special full day workshop which is separately ticketed. Therefore, this workshop is not included as part of a Denmark Festival of Voice Weekend Pass, Day Pass or Family Pass. However, Weekend Pass holders are eligible for a discounted ticket.

Voices of First Peoples

Kim Scott
Ziggy Ramo
As always, a showcase of Australia’s first voices features prominently. This year we welcome multi-award winning hip-hop artist Ziggy Ramo who is making waves across the country with his frank assessment of race relations and thirst for change.

Miles Franklin winning author Kim Scott will be speaking and will also be appearing as part of the Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Project which is resurrecting an endangered Aboriginal language from our region.

The Bilya Kep Waagnkiny (River Water Stories) Noongar poetry project will bring something new and the much loved Yabu Band will bring their inspiring blend of country twinged music infused with their Noongar/Wangai culture and virtuoso musicianship.

The Brownley Gospel Singers will be travelling from Leonora and a new Noongar youth choir Koondarm will make their Festival debut.

We also look forward to hearing from local Noongar Elders Lynette Knapp and Lester Coyne.
Bilya Kep Waangkiny (River Water Stories)
Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Project

Seeking Venue Managers and MCs

Have you ever thought about working behind the scenes or on the stage at the Denmark Festival of Voice? Why not try your hand at managing a venue or give it a go as MC?

To express an interest in being a Venue Managers or MC click here.
Csokolom Banda
Elena B Williams

Seeking Local Residents to Billet Performers

We have a whole range of lovely artists who would love to be billeted (accommodated) by a local Denmarkian! If you are willing to billet an artist, or two…or an entire choir, we’d love you to fill in the form below and get back to us soon.

To express an interest in billeting click here.
The Baden Street Singers
Yabu Band

Volunteer for 8 Hours for a Weekend Pass

Volunteer for the Festival! We ask volunteers to give 8 hours of their time in a fun atmosphere with friendly people! Then you are free to use your weekend ticket to go to as much as you wish outside of your shifts.

Volunteering is a great way to be part of something, to meet people, to connect with a positive community, learn new skills and have a great weekend of vocal delight!

We hope you join us…

To sign up as a volunteer click here.
Menagerie Choir
EDDE (featuring Michelle Harpist)
Double the Denmark Festival of Voice Dollar!
In order to keep this unique Festival buzzing with entertainment each year, Denmark Arts relys heavily on corporate sponsorship, government funding and donations.

Creative Partnerships Australia have offered some valuable advice on fundraising and approved us for a matched-funding grant called Plus 1. This means that for every dollar raised through donations until mid-May, the federal government will give us another dollar to match! All donations over $2 are fully tax deductible. Corporate sponsors also welcome.

If you love the Denmark Festival of Voice help us raise much-needed funds to keep this Festival strong and more sustainable!
Donate Now!
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www.denmarkarts.com.au
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