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Young Tasmania Sings

Young Tasmania Sings choir registrations

We bring youth choirs together in a cooperative, non-competitive performance environment.


Mon 1 July – Wed 3 July

See key dates for further information

$285 per choir
Young Tasmania Sings 2024

Young Tasmania Sings will once again be held in Hobart over two nights in the last week of Term 2.  Participating choirs will join to form our combined choirs and participate in two workshop/rehearsal days leading up to their performance.  Each group will perform on one of the two concert evenings. 

In 2024, our venue for rehearsals and performances will be Hobart’s beautiful Federation Concert Hall.   The combined choirs will sing six songs under the direction of special guest conductor Dr Anthony Trecek-King from Boston, USA.  The experience for young singers will include collaborating with the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra and the opportunity to hear a range of Tasmanian and visiting guest choirs.

Choirs are now invited to register for participation in the combined choir for the event.  Members of the combined choir should be in years 5 to 8, with unchanged voices. 


It was a really enjoyable experience, the songs were great, it was a great experience to be part of a professional performance with an audience of people who aren’t just our own parents!  
– Astrid, participant, The Friends’ School

Festival of Voices was a great way to make friends and interact with new people.  The conductor was super funny and the warm ups and activities we did were very beneficial and exciting.
– Nina, participant, Young Voices of Hobart

Package information & value

The participation fee is fully inclusive, covering the purchase and licensing of repertoire, production of rehearsal materials, working with a professional conductor and accompanist, hire of the Federation Concert Hall and much more.  This fee also includes discounted registrations at our Professional Development Day on Saturday 29 June, for your choir’s staff.  Any cost of travel and accommodation will be at the expense of each participating group. 

Participating choirs will receive copies of the selected repertoire, along with audio files to help learn the songs.  This material will be circulated to registered choirs early in Term 1, 2024. 

Key dates

  • Monday 4 March, 4.00pm:  Conductor workshop and repertoire familiarisation session 
  • Monday 1 July, 9.45am – 2.00pm:  Combined groups workshop rehearsal 
  • Tuesday 2 July, 9.45am – 2.00pm:  Group 1 rehearsal
    Tuesday 2 July, 7.00 – 8.30pm:  CONCERT Group 1 
  • Wednesday 3 July, 9.45am – 2.00pm:  Group 2 rehearsal
    Wednesday 3 July, 7.00 – 8.30pm:  CONCERT Group 2 

Registration process

Registrations will close once all places are filled. Places are bound to fill quickly, so be sure to register early to ensure a place for your choir.  We will endeavour to program each choir on their preferred night.   

Young Tasmania Sings is a rewarding, satisfying and memorable musical experience for your young choristers. 

Why participate in Young Tasmania Sings?

Young Tasmania Sings brings youth choirs together in a cooperative, non-competitive environment, including choirs from all school systems and community youth choirs. 

Young Tasmania Sings provides an opportunity for singers from grades 5 to 8 to work together with a visiting expert director and share the outcomes with family, friends and the wider community. 

Young Tasmania Sings creates the opportunity for young singers to perform with a full orchestra as an integral part of the program.  We welcome our partners from the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra to work alongside participating choristers. 

Young Tasmania Sings demonstrates pathways for young singers through the inclusion of choral items by visiting guest choirs from around Australia.   


If you run a primary or middle school choir in Tasmania, I can highly recommend that you participate in “Young Tasmania Sings”. I don’t know of a better experience you could give your young choristers, not to mention providing a valuable PD opportunity for yourself. The FOV source leading choral conductors who are incredibly inspiring to watch, totally engaging for the kids and the showcase performance at the end will be one of those special events that you and your students will never forget!  
– Jillian Norton, Music Teacher and Choir Director, St Virgil’s College 

Further information

For further information, contact Kerry Bennett, Choral Producer, at [email protected].

Once you have registered, you will be able to access the portal (your password will be provided at this point), which includes further details regarding repertoire and scheduling.

Conductor portal

Meet our 2024 guest conductor!

Dr Anthony Trecek-King

Dr Anthony Trecek-King is a highly acclaimed choral conductor, scholar, pedagogue, and media personality with a career spanning over 20 years. He is an active guest conductor and serves as a Resident Conductor (chorus) with the Handel and Haydn Society. Recognized for his ability to create moving performances that exhibit a surprising range of dynamics and depth of expression, Dr. Trecek-King excels at cultivating vocal and instrumental musicians at all levels. Through his collaborative rehearsal style, he bridges the gap between high art and humanity, captivating audiences while maintaining exceptional sonic quality.

Ensembles under his direction were integral to projects that have won a Pulitzer Prize (Madam White Snake, Zhou Long), received a Grammy (Fantastic Mr. Fox, Boston Modern Orchestra Project), and earned the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from Presidential Committee on the Arts (Boston Children’s Chorus). Dr. Trecek-King has worked with a variety of artists and ensembles including Leslie Odom Jr., Melinda Doolittle, the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, The Houston Chamber Choir, Seraphic Fire, Keith Lockhart, John Williams, Gil Rose, Simon Halsey, Yo Yo Ma, and Roomful of Teeth. He has led performances in world-renowned venues including Boston Symphony Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Carnegie Hall in New York City, Royal Albert Hall in London, and the Sydney Opera House.

In addition to his conducting work, he is currently the host of the classical radio show “The Silent Canon” which airs on KNVO 90.7. He can also be seen on-air and online on the Emmy nominated WGBH television series Sing That Thing, and two TEDx Boston talks. He holds a B.M. in Cello Performance from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, an M.M. in Orchestral Conducting from the Florida State University, and a D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from the Boston University.

He currently lives in the Boston area with his partner Melanie (of Thinking is Power) and their cat.



$285 per choir

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: 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. 

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 [email protected].

We also have this helpful form.