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Childers Festival 2015

On 25 and 26 November, Opera Queensland joined forces with Childers Festival for the second year running to facilitate a series of school and community workshops. From humble beginnings as a food and wine fair drawing 5,000 people, Childers Festival is now a major cultural event on the Queensland and Australian events calendar attracting crowds of over 50,000 festival goers annually.

This year OperaQ artists Danielle Carney, Luke Volker, Sebastian MacLaine, Ashleigh Crane and Heru Pinkasova worked with 36 students from Bundaberg State High School and a stellar group of local ladies to prepare 2 performances for the Childers Festival program.

Childers Festival


In July 2014, Opera Queensland and the Bundaberg Regional Council joined forces to bring free creative singing workshops to local schools and community groups as part of the annual Childers Festival.

OperaQ’s Open Stage team of singers, musicians and directors led the workshops to inspire creative expression through drama, movement and the power of the human voice.

At the completion of the program, participants performed with the Open Stage team in the newly reopened Paragon Theatre filled to capacity.