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A Cappella Workshop

A Cappella Workshop

Wed 5 - Fri 7 July  |  3-day workshop  |  $295 / $260 Concession*

Learn from former King’s Singer Tim Wayne-Wright

Includes performance as part of the A Cappella Spectacular

Tim Wayne-Wright will return to the festival in 2023!  

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 

Venue: TBC and Federation Concert Hall

Register for A Cappella Workshop

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. 

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

Workshop Fees

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. 

*A booking fee of $3.00 applies, plus a 2.2% basket fee which will be calculated at check-out. All bookings are non-refundable. You can find the full Conditions of Sale here.

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.

Accessibility Information

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 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 carpark. 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 carpark, 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. 


Assistive Listening: info TBC 


Guide Dogs and service animals are welcome in all FOV event venues.


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  

COVID-19 Information

Feeling unwell?
Please do not attend this event if you are feeling unwell. It is in the interest of all to stay at home if you have any flu or COVID-19 symptoms. Please review our COVID-19 Ticketing Terms and Conditions here if you are unable to attend for this reason. 

Face masks:
While face masks are not mandatory at any FOV events, you are more than welcome to choose to wear one. Free medical face masks will be available at this event venue entrance upon request. 

Physical Distancing:
This event is in a non-fixed seated venue. Seating will be positioned with sufficient space between participants. Please be mindful of physically distancing from others when moving through the foyer at the beginning and end of this event. 

Hand hygiene:
Sanitiser will be provided at this venue. Please use thoughtfully. 

Face Masks in 2023

Festival of Voices will continue to monitor the use of face masks and will seek advice from the Tasmanian Department of Health with updates provided to our participants and ticket holders.

Plan your trip

The festival is in a position to facilitate choirs in recommending the services of its accommodation and transport partners. Remember to reference Festival of Voices when booking. 

Events and experiences are subject to change based on current health regulations.