Catalogue service interruption: Due to an upgrade, the catalogue will be unavailable from 9pm AEST on Wednesday, 3 September until 10am AEST Thursday, 4 September. We apologise for any inconvenience.

La Trobe Reading Room event: A traditional Chinese drum performance will be held in the La Trobe Reading Room on Thursday 4 September, from 6pm until 6.10pm. More information

Catalogue service interruption & La Trobe Reading Room event
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Songs of the revolution

Tuesday 16 September 2014, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Friday 19 September 2014, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tuesday 23 September 2014, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
03 8664 7099
Bookings not required
Library forecourt
328 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Be uplifted by a series of musical performances as young people raise their voices in song to celebrate our Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage exhibition. The pop-up lunchtime sessions feature a selection of favourite songs from the Les Misérables stage musical.

  • Tuesday 16 September: The students sing
  • The Wantirna College choir perform a selection of songs from Les Misérables, including 'One day more' and 'Do you hear the people sing?'.
  • Friday 19 September: Songs of protest
    From 'Les Marseillaise' to the Clash, an amplified band of students from the Victorian College of the Arts present 'Songs of the revolution', featuring revolutionary songs from 19th-century patriotism to punk.
  • Tuesday 23 September: The students sing
    In Melbourne to see the Les Misérables stage production, the Immanual College choir from Queensland perform a number of show tunes and jazz standards, plus a medley of songs from the musical.

Note: the event will be held in the front foyer if it's raining.

Victor Hugo exhibition

Make the most of the Victor Hugo experience with a visit to our world-first exhibition, Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage, and discover the extraordinary story behind one of the greatest novels and most popular musicals of all time. Book online at Ticketek.