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The Angry Women’s Choir

The Angry Women’s Choir

2 July 2023 | 7:30PM | From $45  |  7:30PM  |  Hobart Town Hall

May We Sing Together, Always

The Angry Women’s Choir by local author and choir enthusiast Meg Bignell, and its message of boisterous camaraderie and friendship is the inspiration for this workshop. This will be an opportunity for singers to reconnect with choral friends from the past, as well as meet new choral enthusiasts.

Joined by the author herself, four carefully chosen and contrasting songs will be introduced and led by Sarah Atkinson and Joan Wright OAM, accompanied by Elizabeth Rockliff. Meg will speak briefly about her book prior to joining the choir.

This event is designed to be a fun and rewarding two-hour sing without the pressure of a performance outcome as you join like-minded singers for the simple joy of making music together. This event is designed specifically for soprano and alto voices.

The songs selected for this event are:

* Sing Gently – Eric Whitacre
* Lullabye – Billy Joel
* Lift Thine Eyes – Mendelssohn
* Trolley Song – Lyrics by Hugh Martin and music by Ralph Blane

Meg will be happy to sign your personal copies of her book during the mid- session coffee break.

Registrations for this event are now closed

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General Admission – $60

Concession Tickets – $45
Full time secondary and tertiary students, Pension concession card holders, Senior card holders, Companion card holders, Veteran Affairs, TPI and health care card holders, children under 12

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VENUE: Hobart Town Hall

Getting to the venue 

  • The Hobart Town Hall is at 50 Macquarie St, Hobart TAS 7000 
  • A car park behind the Hobart Town Hall is available for drop offs, accessible from Elizabeth Street. Please see entryway to this carpark here. 
  • accessible parking spaces are available in the Hobart Town Hall carpark, accessible from Elizabeth Street. Please see entryway to this carpark here. 
  • Please follow this link for a virtual tour of the Hobart Town Hall. 


Assistive Listening 

  • A Hearing Loop is available at this venue. The technology requires the listener to wear a receiver on a lanyard and to insert an earpiece. Please contact the festival if you require use of one of these devices as availability is limited. 

Guide Dog / Registered Assistance Animals welcome 

Water bowls will be available at this event upon request. 

Wheelchair Accessibility

  • For wheelchair bookings please contact the festival with specifications and dimensions of the wheelchair and any additional user requirements. 
  • The Hobart Town Hall Ballroom on Level 1 is accessible to wheelchair users via lift on the ground floor, located to the right of the staircase. The lift is also accessible via the rear carpark and requires interaction with an intercom to gain access. This carpark is accessible from Elizabeth Street. Please see entryway to this carpark here 
  • Accessible bathrooms are available on Ground Floor of the Hobart Town Hall only. 

Meg Bignell

Meg Bignell is the author of three novels — The Sparkle Pages, Welcome to Nowhere River and The Angry Women’s Choir. She is also an occasional cabaret performer and actress. She is sixth generation Tasmanian and lives on the east coast with her husband, three children, one dog and one thousand cows.

The Angry Women’s Choir

Freycinet Barnes has built herself the perfect existence. With beautiful children, a successful husband and a well-ordered schedule, it’s a life so full she simply doesn’t fit.

When she steps outside her calendar and is accidentally thrown into the generous bosom of the West Moonah Women’s Choir, she finds music, laughter, friendship and a humming wellspring of rage. With the ready acceptance of the colourful choristers, Frey learns that voices can move mountains, fury can be kind and life can do with a bit of ruining.

Together, Frey and the choir sing their anger, they breathe it in and stitch it up, belt it out and spin it into a fierce, driving beat that will kick the system square in the balls, and possibly demolish them all.

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