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Acabellas, Disciples of Soul & Uplift

Acabellas, Disciples of Soul & Uplift

7 July 2023 | 5:00PM | $15  |  5:00PM  |  Hobart Town Hall

Join us for an hour of vocal excellence!

Featuring 10 contrasting vocal ensembles representing capital cities and regional areas around Australia, there is something for everyone across five weekday concerts.

In 2023, Voices@5 will return home to the much-loved Hobart Town Hall.

This concert series is a popular, all-inclusive event, giving everyone the opportunity to hear choral excellence at an affordable price.

Voices@5 Program for 2023:

Monday 3 July: JESSA (TAS) | The Yarra Voices (VIC)
Tuesday 4 July: Up She Rises (TAS) | Voice Weavers (QLD)
Wednesday 5 July: Festival Statesmen (SA) | ThylaSing (TAS)
Thursday 6 July: Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir (NSW)
Friday 7 July: Acabellas (VIC) | Disciples of Soul (TAS) | Uplift (TAS)

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General Admission – $15

*A Booking Fee of $3.00 applies, plus a 2.2% Basket Fee which will be calculated at 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. 


Acabellas comprises of four weekly singing groups across the Geelong and Bellarine region in Victoria. The groups are vivaciously led by Belinda Densley who is a passionate singing facilitator and a doctoral researcher on singing for wellbeing. Acabellas is thrilled to return for a third year to the Festival of Voices and to share in the collaborative energy of group singing. When Acabellas pops up to perform around Hobart they will be delighted to share original soulful works celebrating the post Covid-19 return to singing and the joyous refrains from a singer's heart. Other repertoire includes a mixture of popular and obscure contemporary folk songs and the odd interactive number to embrace all willing singers. We are women and men of all ages, drawn from four weekly groups so it will be fun and exhilarating to sing together for the very first time in this particular combination. Over the twenty years of Acabellas we have enjoyed many singing projects from supporting social justice events, participating in massed choral projects and even recording an album of original material as a group of 90! Mostly though, we sing to exhale, to connect and to revel in a heartfelt soundtrack to life on earth.


Disciples of Soul is a vocal ensemble comprised of students from the UTAS Conservatorium. United by their passion for Gospel music, the students rehearse relentlessly throughout the semester to provide an exciting and uplifting program so good that even the alumni singers come back to be a part of it!

Image credit: Alastair Bett and Festival of Voices


Under the leadership of Tasmanian songstress Audrey Lonergan Rowe from The Clementines, we bring together her weekly choirs to share a collection of songs celebrating love, peace, family and the joy of community singing in harmony.

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