**Please note that the presentation of Town Choir has been delayed, and will be rescheduled to another date in the near future. Keep an eye on our website or sign up to our enews for further details!**
Words are written and sung at fibre optic speed. We invite you to listen.
Town Choir is a musical event from the minds of Canada's Theatre Replacement which reframes everyday observations as epic, choral declarations. As texts are produced live by acclaimed local writers Alistair Baldwin, Nayuka Gorrie and Michele Lee, they are immediately sung out to the public by an enormous, outdoor choir assembled in Prahran Square in glorious, four-part harmony.
With music by Irish composer Robbie Blake, conducted by leading queer artist and composer Evan Lawson (Forest Collective), and featuring singers from across Melbourne; Town Choir examines the intimate and minute experiences of individual Australians and takes them to monumental proportions, celebrating the singular voice through the power of the collective. It's beautiful, it's powerful and it's poignant. An unmissable, uplifting experience.
Theatre Replacement and Melbourne Fringe have been collaborating closely throughout the pandemic to bring you this extraordinary work created across international borders. Theatre Replacement is led by artists Maiko Yamamoto and James Long, and is based in Vancouver, Canada.