Sea Aires Choir


Sea Aires Choir: 04-05 March 2022

Boxwood Australia 2022 offers you the opportunity to participate in the ‘Sea Aires Choir’ led by renowned vocalist and choir director Claire Patti. Repertoire will focus on ancient Irish songs and famous choruses by the baroque composer Henry Purcell. Training in basic vocal techniques and harmonisation will be provided by Claire, who will cater to all levels of experience—including beginners—for both ear-learners and sight-readers. Registration includes four workshops over two days and the opportunity to perform the core repertoire in an exciting live concert accompanied by a chamber orchestra and traditional Irish musicians at Queenscliff Town Hall.

Friday 4 March
9.30-11.00am Choral workshop
11.00-11.30  Morning tea break
11.30-1.00pm Rehearsal workshop

Saturday 5 March
9.30-11.00am Choral workshop
11.00-11.30  Morning tea break
11.30-1.00pm Rehearsal workshop
7.30-9.30pm  Concert: attend as an audience member and perform with Sea Aires Choir

All activities take place at Queenscliff Town Hall, 50 Learmonth Street.

Choral Director Claire Patti is an award-winning musician with a passion for traditional Irish, Scottish, jazz, baroque and classical music, often intertwining these styles in her music making. A sought-after choral director and educator, her specialty is bringing out the best in singers by creating an environment that is inviting and fun, while extending singers’ vocal ability and musicianship. She is a singer and harpist, and has directed, performed and recorded with a number of Australian ensembles.

How to join us for the Sea Aires Choir!

If you’ve always loved the glorious sound of voices in harmony or simply love singing, this is the perfect occasion to participate in Boxwood Australia and discover friends and good music through Boxwood Festival’s Sea Aires Choir 2022. Registration is $85 and numbers are capped. Please register by Wednesday 2 March.

Click here to register for Boxwood Sea Aires Choir 2022

Participants in Sea Aires Choir do not need to purchase separate tickets to the concert as entry is included with choir registration. To purchase extra concert tickets for friends and family, click here:

Workshops and the performance will be conducted in accordance with covid-safe practice and advise from DHHS. Given the evolving situation with COVID-19, Boxwood will provide a full refund to those who have paid, but need to subsequently cancel due to restrictions or concerns related to the pandemic.