Saint George rises again for Midsumma 2020

Saint George is back!

We are thrilled to announce Paul Mac and Lachlan Philpott‘s queer electro opera hit The Rise and Fall of Saint George will be part of Midsumma Festival 2020!

Taking over Art Centre Melbourne’s massive Hamer Hall for two special event performances this January, The Rise and Fall of Saint George will feature a massive 60+ person choir drawn from across Melbourne’s LGBTQI2+ community and their allies, and some very special guest vocalists we’ll let you know about closer to showtime.

Telling the extraordinary true story of a series of religious attacks on a beautiful Inner West mural memorialising the life of queer pop icon George Michael, Saint George calls into question the boundaries of free speech, religious freedom and tolerance in the face of the divisive 2017 Marriage Equality campaign.

They can destroy…but our community can create. And I wanted to create something beautiful out of this moment of destruction.    – Paul Mac

A celebration of queer acheivement and resilience, and a stark reminder that hard earned freedoms are constantly under attack, The Rise and Fall of Saint George will bring together a huge choir drawn from shOUT Youth Chorus and across Melbourne’s queer communty, conducted by Inner West Voices’ Choir Master Emily Irvine and the direction of Kate Champion.

Tickets are on sale now – the showing at Mardi Gras 2019 sold out in just FOUR DAYS so be quick. The show runs Thursday 23 and Friday 24 January at Hamer Hall for Midsumma. Don’t miss out.

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Check out a sneak peek of the show below.

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