A big part of the IV rehearsal process is the rehearsal camp. This doesn’t involve tents and bonfires, but marshmallows and singalongs are perfectly acceptable! It’s the part of the festival where we travel to a location together, stay there for a few nights, and buckle down to some intensive rehearsing. We generally rehearse for six hours a day, with breaks in between for meals.
Not only is camp a big help in learning the music, it’s a big factor in creating the social atmosphere of an IV—there are social events every evening, accommodation is in shared dormitories to help you get to know your new friends, and we spend time together in rehearsals, at meal times, and at breaks. You’re guaranteed to make friends and have fun!
Our camp will be held in Nunyara Conference Centre in Belair in the Adelaide Hills, 20 minutes from the Adelaide CBD. The historic building, with its spacious grounds and spectacular views of the city, is named after the Kaurna word for ‘place of healing’. Camp is held over four nights from 11–15 January.
The rest of the rehearsals will be held on the North Terrace campus of the University of Adelaide in the CBD. Our rehearsal policy doesn’t differentiate between camp and non-camp rehearsals, and you will need to ensure you attend the majority of the rehearsals at both locations. Trust us—they’re lots of fun, you won’t want to miss out!
If you’re a student, you’ll be staying in the home of one of our friendly Adelaide choristers during the time that you’re not at camp. If you’re not a student, you will need to arrange your own accommodation. We can recommend St Ann’s College or Aquinas College, but you’re free to choose another place if you wish.
If you are based in Adelaide, you may wish to help us out by hosting one of our lovely student registrants during the time they’re not at camp.
Either way, our transport and billeting officer is the person to talk to if you need help!