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30 June 2023 | 6:00PM | $39  |  6:00PM  |  St David's Cathedral

Pay the boatman. Or don’t. He’ll ferry you across anyway.

A song cycle that explores the adventure of death from before the beginning to well after the end. Afterlife gives voice to the dying, the dead, the grieving and the relieved, the coroners and the taxidermists and all those who struggle to let go of what is gone. An unexpected journey, with shades of humour through the shadows, following through to the one certain end.

Afterlife is the premiere of a new work by Nic Courto, performed by popular, award-winning Hobart based ensemble ThylaSing.
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General Admission – $39

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




This performance is suitable for audiences aged 15+

Contains themes of death and violence


Getting to the venue:
  • St David’s Cathedral is at 120 Macquarie Street, Hobart TAS 7000.
  • 2 accessible parking bays have been allocated in the carpark behind the venue, accessible from 5pm at 34 Murray Street. See the entryway to these parking bays here.
  • Entry into this event will occur at the St David’s Cathedral side entrance, accessible from Macquarie Street, instead of the ‘Main’ entrance on Murray Street.


Wheelchair Accessible 

  • For wheelchair bookings please contact the festival with specifications and dimensions of the wheelchair and any additional user requirements.
  • Access into the venue for wheelchair users is best through the Murray Street entrance. An Accessibility Marshall will be placed at the side entrance to St David’s Cathedral to meet you and escort you to the accessible entrance.

Guide Dog Symbol / Registered Assistance Animals welcome 


Thylasing is in Afterlife - 30 June | Voices @ 5 - 5 July | The Art of A Cappella - 5 July


ThylaSing is an award-winning a cappella vocal ensemble based in nipaluna/Hobart. Founded in 2017 by musical director Aaron Powell, ThylaSing aims to provide a space for experienced singers to engage with innovative arrangements of contemporary songs and original compositions. In 2022, ThylaSing won 2nd place in the open division of the Australian A Cappella Awards, as well as a special award for Best Jazz Song. Composer Nic Courto also won Best Original Composition and was runner-up for Best Soloist. ThylaSing perform regularly around Hobart, with highlights including Love, Loss & Hope at Port Arthur, a Cancer Council fundraising concert at Government House, MONA FOMA and many more. As part of the Festival of Voices, ThylaSing have performed every year since forming in the Voices@5 series and the Pop-Up Program, and have been invited on numerous occasions to perform in the A Cappella Concert.
Image credit: Alastair Bett and Festival of Voices


Nic is a musician, composer and music teacher based in Hobart. His interests are varied and eclectic, working with choirs, big bands and concert bands, as well as dabbling in songwriting. Recently, he has been responsible for arrangements for the 'Moonlight Aviators' house band and in 2022 one of his original works for concert band, 'Widogast' premiered as part of the Grainger Wind Symphony's 'Made in Australia' concert. His work for vocal ensemble 'The Afterlife Suite' has become a full-length show for the 2023 Festival of Voices

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