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Chamber Choir Workshop

Chamber Choir Workshop

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

Learn from Grammy-winning former member of The King’s Singers – Tim Wayne-Wright | Includes performance opportunity at 2023 A Cappella Spectacular 

Applications for this workshop are now closed

Concert tickets available here

Festival of Voices is delighted to introduce the inaugural Chamber Choir workshop, designed for the capable, experienced singer. Learn from Tim Wayne-Wright and under his tutelage, explore ensemble singing in a blended and balanced niche choir – from vowel matching to group breath control to using vocal colours. Tim will mould a wonderfully cohesive ensemble and present a professional level Chamber Choir at the A Cappella Spectacular on Friday 7 July at Hobart’s Federation Concert Hall. 

Due to popular demand, we are delighted to welcome Tim back to the festival. If you missed out in 2022 don’t miss the opportunity to work with a world a cappella expert! 

Workshop participants will be selected by audition only.  Singers are invited to submit an application form and audition video without delay as places are numbered.

Applications are now closed for this workshop.

The Chamber Choir repertoire has been carefully chosen by Tim and includes*: 

Locus Iste – Anton Bruckner 

Good Old A Cappella – arranged by Kirby Shaw 

This Marriage– Eric Whitacre 

La, la, la, je no l’ose dire – Pierre Certon 

Till There Was You – Meredith Wilson, arranged by Kirby Shaw 

*current at time of publishing 

Auditions have now closed for this workshop.

Singers that missed out are encouraged to register for the Gospel Freedom Workshop or Pride Choir Workshop.

“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

Auditions have now closed

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


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

Workshop Suitability

Singers will need a proficient level of music reading and considerable choral experience Those with limited choral singing experience are encouraged to register for the Gospel Freedom Workshop.

How to Apply

Auditions for this workshop have now closed.

What's included

This fee will cover the cost of your music, tuition, 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.  Chamber Choir members are also invited to observe Tim work with the A Cappella Workshop participants; this may be of particular interest to choir directors. 

*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.

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

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