Jelly Beans, a pop-up choir

On Thursday 6 August at 7pm, I Fagiolini, the exciting English a capella vocal ensemble, will be performing in Llewellyn Hall as part of Musica Viva’s International Concert Season­­ __ and Shortis and Simpson are presenting a pre-show show that gives a quirky take on I Fagiolini, their repertoire, and a capella singing in general. The group’s name translates as ‘Little Beans’, so Shortis and Simpson are forming a pop-up choir called ‘Jelly Beans’, who will join S&S in their performance, Hear 1-minute potted biographies of the likes of Monteverdi, Poulenc and Moliere, and take a quick trip through a capella in the chapel and on the streets, from the Bible to South Africa, to work songs and doo wop.

And the Jelly Beans pop-up choir is open to all singers, so if you’d like to join, a workshop will be held at Belconnen Arts Centre on Sunday August 2, from 2-5pm.

But note- participation in the choir and attendance at the performance is only available to people with tickets to the I Fagiolini concert. For more info on the concert and how to book, go to….

To join the choir register at