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A Cappella Workshop

A Cappella Workshop

Wed 5 - Fri 7 July 2023  |  3-day workshop

Learn from former King’s Singer Tim Wayne-Wright | Includes performance as part of the A Cappella Spectacular

Under the expert tuition of a Grammy winning artist, you will examine and learn what it truly means to be a singer in an unaccompanied ensemble. Tim will cover the main issues and hurdles that every choir faces – from vowel matching to using vocal colours, all of the key elements of good ensemble singing will be explained and explored. Enjoy perfecting your a cappella singing skills as you craft a range of repertoire, carefully chosen by Tim. 

Both individuals and choirs are welcome to take part in this fascinating journey through the glorious world of a cappella singing! This special course will take your ensemble singing skills to a new level. 

Repertoire will include: 

Danny Boy – arranged by Joseph Flummerfelt

Blessing – David Hamilton 

Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher – arranged by Kirby Shaw 

“Singing together is a wonderful experience. The sense of camaraderie brings joy to so many, and I’m thrilled for the opportunity to be leading choral workshops in Hobart next year, in collaboration with the remarkable Festival of Voices. At this unique event, participants will cover a wide variety of genres and styles, whilst exploring some of my favourite a cappella tricks of the trade! At the end of the week, the A Cappella Spectacular concert marks the climax of our time together, and it’s set to be a truly memorable occasion as you put all of your new-found techniques and skills into practice. Looking forward to seeing you there!” – Tim Wayne-Wright

This workshop is now SOLD OUT. There are still a few places available for the auditioned Chamber Choir Workshop!

Should you wish to add your name to the waitlist for this workshop, please contact our ticketing team on


Tim Wayne-Wright

Tim Wayne-Wright was a member of the Grammy-winning a cappella vocal ensemble, The King’s Singers, for 10 years. He was fortunate enough to tour the world, singing over 1500 concerts in some of the world’s greatest venues. Tim has taught over 500 masterclasses and workshops, imparting chamber music skills and techniques to choirs and instrumentalists across the globe. Since leaving The King’s Singers in 2018, he continues to thrive as part of the choral scene internationally. Tim was the Artistic Director of CHORALSPACE's Berlin Winter Festival 2021 and Summer Festival 2022. He manages an exciting roster of artists and holds consultancy roles with vocal ensembles in Canada and Australia.

Tim loves the opportunity to adjudicate choral competitions and to coach choirs of all sizes, taking great pleasure from working with musicians of all ages and ability. He is the founder of The A Cappella Academy and enjoys travelling globally to spend time with singers, helping them to master the craft of performance. In March 2021, he emigrated to New Zealand with his Kiwi wife and two children. Tim is absolutely thrilled to now call Aotearoa home and delighted to be collaborating with so many wonderful performers across the country.

We are delighted to welcome Tim back to Hobart in 2023.

Photo credit: Marco Borggreve

Workshop Fee

Full Price – $295

Individual ANCA Members – $260
You will be contacted to provide your ANCA membership number prior to the event

Concession – $260
Full time secondary and tertiary students, Pension concession card holders, Senior card holders, Companion card holders, Veteran Affairs, TPI and health care card holders, children under 12

*A booking fee of $3.00 applies, plus a 2.2% basket fee which will be calculated at check-out. 


Wed 5 July – Fri 7 July
3 – Day Workshop

What's included

This fee will cover the cost of your music and learning files, festival accreditation, opportunities to network with like-minded choristers and specially negotiated accommodation rates. Workshop participants will also receive complimentary admission to a special masterclass at 7.00pm on Wednesday 5 July with Tim and two guest choirs:  Adelaide’s Festival Statesmen and Hobart’s ThylaSing. 

Workshop Suitability

A basic level of music reading is desirable for participation in this music. Sound files will be provided to complement your learning. For singers who have had experience in choral singing but have not done a lot of a cappella, this will be a lovely introduction to the nuances of a cappella singing.

Those with more choral singing experience are encouraged to audition for the Chamber Choir Workshop.

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. 

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. 

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