**A State of Disaster has been declared in Victoria due to the serious risk to public health posed by coronavirus (COVID-19). As such, we expect that all CMVic's physical events until the end of October will have to be held online, but we will be reviewing this situation regularly and updating our policy as necessary.
CMVic is not responsible for events by other organisations and individuals, listed below. We'll update any changes we're notified of and are working to ensure that information about postponements and cancellations is relevant and correct.
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› Flinders Lane Community Online - it’s BACK!Nov
19toDec13:00 to 14:00
While we all adjust to being in a COVID-free state CMVic has decided to run some more online sessions of Flinders Lane Community Voices. FLCV began singing together again on Thursday 19 November and will be squeezing in another 3 sessions through December: Thursday 03rd December Thursday 10th December Thursday 17th December This is a chance for you, if you would like, to teach a song or two or even RUN A WHOLE SESSION! If it's a whole session then, CMVic will pay you to do that. John Howard will be hosting and doing tech and sometimes teaching a song. Sarah Mandie will be along…
› Leaders’ Lunch Series - Reboot 2021: Returning Face to FaceDec
07toDec13:00 to 14:00
Reboot 2021 aims to keep communities playing, singing and connecting by helping leaders understand and respond to the constraints and opportunities of COVID-19 restrictions and explore new ways of leading community music groups and projects. Run fortnightly on Zoom with a schedule of alternating days/times to be available to the widest range of members, the program invites experts and experienced leaders to share their learnings and overall approach to returning to face-to-face music making, as well as new models made possible by digital technology. We are delighted to be joined at our first session by Mark Jackson and…
› Music Software Workshops - Hardware for home and on the roadDec16:30 to 17:45
The next installment of CMVic's popular series turns to the things in your kit and what you are plugging into your software. Now we are mobile once again we will explore free and low cost hardware and software combinations that will serve community music leaders whatever the level of COVID restrictions. Recordings and resources from our previous workshops are available here: http://cmvic.org.au/whats-on/past-cmvic-events. 4:30pm-5:45pm Monday, 14 December: Hardware for home and on the road Please note dates and time are to be confirmed pending presenter availability. Finalised details will be posted on the CMVic Facebook page and groups.
› Reboot 2021: Hybrid Models for Bands and Singing: Combining Online and Face-to-FaceDec13:00 to 14:00
Reboot 2021 aims to keep communities playing, singing and connecting by helping leaders understand and respond to the constraints and opportunities of COVID-19 restrictions and explore new ways of leading community music groups and projects. Run fortnightly on Zoom with a schedule of alternating days/times to be available to the widest range of members, the program invites experts and experienced leaders to share their learnings and overall approach to returning to face-to-face music making, as well as new models made possible by digital technology. Hybrid Models for bands and singing: combining online and face-to-face 1pm-2pm Tuesday, 15 December:
› CMVic End of Year Hang Out!Dec18:30 to 19:30
Well Aretha Franklin was way ahead of her time when she asked 'Who's Zoomin' who' back in '85. With the end of this funny old year finally in sight, the CMVic crew is planning a Zoom end of year party for volunteers and anyone is welcome to hop on and join us in a last blast for 2020! Wear a daft hat, a crazy wig or whatever makes you feel good about things and we'll dream up some games, some songs and tunes and let's all have some FUN! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday 16th December so…
› Join a Zookestra Now! (That’s an online ukestra). And stay safe!Mar
24Location: Online - at your place! - Open in Google Maps
Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart from The Sum of Parts invite you to join a Zookestra! The following info is taken from their website. Registration details are at the bottom of the page. 'The Ukestration manuals', also by Mark and Jane, are available here from the CMVic online store! …
› Join MEN ALOUD online rehearsals for FREE!Aug
CALLING ALL DADS, BROTHERS, UNCLES, GRANDFATHERS, COUSINS AND MATES! Award winning singer and conductor of the ABC TV smash hit, Choir of Hard Knocks, Dr Jonathon Welch AM, invites you to join our exciting NEW FREE ONLINE choir program for men and boys of all ages each month. During COVID-19…
› THECHO!R with Founding Artistic Director Jonathon WelchOct
Isolation isn't stopping THECHO!R from singing! THECHO!R will continue to rehearse online in Term 4, October 7 – December 9 Calling All Lounge Singers! Repertoire includes popular music, world music, classics and exciting new works. THECHO!R will be creating virtual performances and collaborating in online projects ...why not sing with…
› Sunshine Street Band End of Year CelebrationDec
05Location: Buckingham Reserve - Open in Google Maps
A catch up in the park for Sunshine Street Band members and friends. An afternoon of playing music, and chatting from 3pm!
› Glee Club’s 15th birthday celebration singalong - in real life!Dec15:30 to 16:30
06Location: Fairfield Amphitheatre, Fairfield Park Drive - Open in Google Maps
We are getting together for a sing in the final moments of 2020 to celebrate Glee Club’s 15th birthday! Don't worry if you haven't been along to Glee Club before - it's the singalong everyone can join in with! We'll be singing feel good songs by the beautiful Yarra River…
› “Carols by Candlelight” in BanyuleDec18:00 to 19:00
Carols by Candlelight 2020 - Things have been a little different this year and this year's Carols will be too. While we can't stage our usual live outdoor event, the good news is that you can enjoy Carols by Candlelight from the comfort of your own home in an online…
› Whittlesea Christmas Carols - Finding Hope 2020Dec19:30 to 20:30
Join us in "Finding Hope 2020" for the ONLINE PREMIERE of the Whittlesea Christmas Carols, Friday 18th December at 7.30pm. Featuring the Whittlesea Community, Whittlesea Primary School, St.Mary's Primary School, Whittlesea Plenty Valley Christian College, Whittlesea Township Community Choir, Whittlesea Inc. Community House, and the City of Whittlesea. Join locals…
› LAKE SCHOOL ONLINE 2021Jan
Bookings for the Lake School of Celtic music, song and dance Online, are now open. The booking link is www.trybooking.com/BLRCQ. Classes in mandolin, fiddle, whistle, guitar, ukulele, flute, pipes, bodhran, harp and Paddy Fitzgerald's Irish Music Class, and Maggie Carty's Session Tunes. Sessions in Singing, Dancing, Poetry, Youth Art.
› Creative Voice Summer School January 15-17, 2021Jan
15toJan10:00 to 16:30
17Location: 50 Wolverhampton Street - Open in Google Maps
It's amazing at this end of 2020 to be at a point where we can again look forward to singing together in a room together. The zoom experiments have been interesting, and in some cases have made things possible online that would not have been possible if we were meeting…
› Jazz Melbourne presents Terri Lyne Carrington: Gender Justice - Jazz Without PatriarchyJan11:00 to 12:30
Jazz Melbourne is excited to present a 90 minute Artist Series workshop with Terri Lyne Carrington for the low cost of $10 AUD! The session will have Carrington discuss Gender Justice, specifically through the lens of Jazz without Patriarchy and how Jazz needs to examine misogyny and sexism as it…