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Classical Choral

Classical Choral Workshop: Mozart

Join Sydney’s Dr Elizabeth Scott as she makes her Festival of Voices debut conducting the powerful Mozart masterwork, Great Mass in C minor 

Sun 23 June  – Sat 29 June
Hobart Town Hall & Federation Concert Hall

See schedule below for details

From $290

Mozart:  Great Mass in C minor 

Guest conductor:  Dr Elizabeth Scott 

with the Hobart Chamber Orchestra 

Major Choral Concert:  Sunday 30 June, 2.00pm, Federation Concert Hall  

The powerful Great Mass in C minor reveals Mozart at his peak.  A work of mysterious origins, the Great Mass is a complex masterpiece.  Its mood shifts constantly – sometimes dazzling, sometimes movingly sombre.  The six movements of this work embody the Salzburg traditions of the era, demonstrating Mozart’s influence of Bach and Handel, whose music he was studying at the time.  The Great Mass stands alongside his Requiem as one of the most remarkable of church compositions.  

There remains an aura of mystery about the completion of the Great Mass following Mozart’s death. Widely programmed around the world today, it was first performed in St Peter’s Church, Salzburg, in 1783 with Constance, Mozart’s wife, as one of the soprano soloists. 

In 2024, participating singers will be offered two options for rehearsals: 

  • Group A for those who need to keep their weekdays free 
  • Group B for those who are happy to rehearse during the day 

When you register, you will be directed to a form where you can nominate which rehearsal option is your preference.

What's included?

This fee will cover the cost of your vocal score (valued at $50 – non-refundable), festival accreditation, light refreshments, the chance to network with like-minded choristers, and specially negotiated accommodation rates. This is a unique opportunity to work with one of Australia’s leading choral conductors and perform with guest soloists  

Who should register?

This workshop is designed as an extension for those with choral experience and some proficiency in music readingIndividuals, small groups, choral society members, church choirs and anyone who enjoys a welcoming, inclusive environment are invited to register. Bring a choral friend and come along to the fulfilling, feel-good rehearsals. 

Register here

Dr Elizabeth Scott

Elizabeth Scott is the Associate Music Director of Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and is a Lecturer in Conducting at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She is a graduate of Symphony Australia’s Conductor Development Program and was awarded the Sydney Choral Symposium Foundation Choral Conducting Scholarship in 2008. As an undergraduate at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Elizabeth earned the prestigious Student of the Year Award and the Reuben F. Scarf Scholarship for academic and musical excellence. As the holder of scholarships from the Hungarian Ministry of Education, she then undertook post-graduate studies in choral conducting, vocal performance and aural training in Hungary and Germany before returning to Australia in 2004. Elizabeth completed a Doctorate in Choral Conducting in 2021.

Elizabeth has been the Musical Director of Vox, Sydney Philharmonia’s youth choir since 2008 and has built this ensemble into one of Australia’s leading youth choirs. She regularly works as a chorus master for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and has prepared choirs for international conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Simone Young and Stephen Layton. Appearing recently as a guest conductor for the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and the National Youth Choir of Australia, Elizabeth also regularly works with Gondwana Choirs and Cantillation and has performed and recorded with Pinchgut Opera and The Song Company.

Photo credit: Keith Saunders



Early bird $290
Early bird prices are applicable until 1 March 2024, or until the allocation sells out, whichever comes first.

Full price $375

Concession $340

Individual ANCA members $340
You will be contacted to provide your ANCA membership number prior to the event.

Booking fee

  • For bookings with a total value of $15 or less, a booking fee of $3 will be added upon check-out.
  • For bookings with a total value between $15.01 and $199.99, a booking fee of $5 will be added upon check-out.
  • For bookings with a total value of $200 or more, a booking fee of $10 will be added upon check-out.

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 the 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 a lift on the ground floor, located to the right of the staircase. The lift is also accessible via the rear car park and requires interaction with an intercom to gain access. This car park is accessible from Elizabeth Street. Please see the entryway to this car park here 
  • Accessible bathrooms are available on the ground floor of the Hobart Town Hall only. 

VENUE: Federation Concert Hall

Getting to the venue 

  • Federation Concert Hall is within Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, 1 Davey Street, Hobart TAS 7000 
  • A drop-off zone is located at the front of Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, accessible from the far-right lane of Davey Street, just after Evans Street. 
  • Accessible parking spaces are available in the Hotel Grand Chancellor car park. To access this space, please drive into the drop-off zone and request valet park the car for you. More accessible parking can be found along Davey Street by turning into Dunn Place Carpark, on the right past Campbell Street, or turning into the Mures car park, on the left past Campbell Street. 
  • Please follow this link for a virtual tour of the Federation Concert Hall Auditorium (titled Federation Plenary Hall). Please note that lighting designs will not be as featured in this tour at Festival of Voices events. 


Guide Dogs/Registered Assistance Animals welcome 


Wheelchair accessibility

  • For wheelchair bookings, please contact the festival with specifications and dimensions of the wheelchair and any additional user requirements. 
  • The Federation Concert Hall stalls are accessible from ground level and the dress circle is accessible for wheelchair users via the lift at reception. 
  • Accessible bathrooms are available at this venue. 

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