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Corporate Choir

Corporate Choir Challenge – registration page

Continuing our mission to get workplaces singing! 

$1,600 per choir

The Corporate Choir Challenge’s aim is to provide workplace team members the opportunity to gather and rediscover the powerful benefits of group singing. 

The age-old practice of singing together has risen in popularity across teams around the world especially during Covid-19 when it became common practice to have video singalongs from home offices. We know that this form of musical connectivity improves productivity, sense of wellbeing, collegiality and job satisfaction. 

Festival of Voices has brought people together through song since 2005. The Corporate Choir Challenge, piloted in 2019, is a combination of learning, development and performance with all teaching and support provided by the festival.  

We are inviting you and your team, office, organisation or committee to create a choir, choose a song from our carefully curated selection, enrol in our coaching and rehearsal program (delivered by our dedicated choral coaches), and then present your song to a live audience and selected judges, on the big stage at the Federation Concert Hall!  Workplace participants commonly report a rekindled love of singing, while strengthening relationships with colleagues through their shared experience. 

In 2024 we are offering 15 choirs the chance to earn the coveted title of Best Corporate Choir. There is a superb coaching program from our highly skilled Corporate Choir team led by Johanna van Tienen, plus individual and overall prizes on the night.  

 

Tax deductible workshop fee 

In 2023, the workshop fee will be $1,600 per choir, which is tax deductible, plus a small $10 booking and handling fee for registration. 

 

All coaching and support provided 

Participation in the Corporate Choir Challenge includes  

  • multiple coaching sessions with a professional singing coach 
  • all the support to ensure your workplace is set up well for additional rehearsals run in-house 
  • sheet music, words, backing tracks & learning materials all provided 

We will help you and your choir learn some of the basic key choral ingredients, from figuring out your voice type, how to rehearse, and warm-ups right through to honing your “Choralography” and performance skills before you hit the Federation Concert Hall stage! We support you online and in person to ensure you are well-prepared. Coaching support is also supplied for your choral leader(s). 

A list of song choices will be provided to all choirs following the close of registrations. Sheet music and recorded rehearsal tracks are supplied when your song choice is confirmed.  Your vocal coach/accompanist will support you at your two allocated workplace rehearsals, at the weekend rehearsal and your performance on stage. 

We’re here to help you find your individual and collective voice, sing your hearts out and have lots of fun participating in what’s going to be a really fun, (ever-so-slightly) competitive choir challenge.  

For further information, contact johanna@festivalofvoices.com 

 

Important dates 

In 2024, the Corporate Choir Challenge Concert will be held on Saturday 6 July, 7.30pm at the Federation Concert Hall in Hobart. 

Further dates for rehearsals will be provided upon registration of interest. 

 

Supporting the local community 

Over the last couple of years, the Corporate Choir Challenge has raised $18,000 through workplace participation, which in 2022 and 2023 has gone directly to our community partner, Hobart City Mission.

Five great reasons why your team should take part!

  1. Singing benefits your immune system by reducing the stress hormone cortisol and boosting the Immunoglobin A antibody
  2. It can forge social bonds in large groups and improve our broader social networks
  3. It can enhance memory and improve mental health
  4. It improves breathing, posture and muscle tension
  5. Singing is 100% free!

 

We’ve dug into the data from across the world; businesses that have encouraged and implemented staff choirs have seen stronger employee recruitment and retention, enhanced employee engagement, increased teamwork, and leadership skills.  

Registering for the Festival of Voices Corporate Choir Challenge is a really important step in looking after your collective health and wellbeing while helping us raise funds for Tasmanians in need. 

Five categories - five winners

  • Best overall choir 
  • Audience favourite choir 
  • Best choralography 
  • Best costume 
  • Best debut choir 

Can't participate but want to give?

Major donations will receive: 

  • Official recognition across festival communications 
  • Recognition on the night 
  • Recognition on winning printed certificates 
  • Complimentary tickets to the challenge AND select program events during the festival 

Winners 2023 

BEST CHOIR: Royal Hobart Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine – “MediSing” 

BEST CHORALOGRAPHY:  University of Tasmania – “UniTunes” 

BEST COSTUME:  Department of Education, Children and Young People – “DECYPBels” 

BEST DEBUT: Department of Natural Resources and Environment – “A Choired Taste” 

AUDIENCE FAVOURITE CHOIR:  Royal Hobart Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine – “MediSing” 

 

Winners 2022 

BEST CHOIR: The Tasmanian Law Society – “Habeus Chorus” 

BEST CHORALOGRAPHY: Tourism Tasmania – “Tourhythm Jazzmania” 

BEST COSTUME: University of Tasmania – “Unitunes” 

BEST DEBUT: ABC News Team – “The Choruspondents” 

Registration

 

$1,600 per participating choir

Booking fee

A booking fee of $10 will be added to the total invoiced amount.

Conditions of sale

  • Read the full conditions of sale.
  • Festival of Voices adheres to the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice.
  • All tickets are non-refundable unless otherwise specified on the specific event page.

Contact us

For assistance please contact us on 03 6224 5975 or at info@festivalofvoices.com.

We also have this helpful form.