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 are now open and considered by audition
Concert Tickets available April 2023
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.
Round 1 of applications closed on the 17th of February 2023 however we are still accepting auditions to maintain ensemble balance. We encourage you to register your interest by submitting an application. Please click the Apply Now button and follow the prompts
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
Those with limited choral singing experience are encouraged to register for the A Cappella 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
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
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 A Cappella Workshop.
How to Apply
Please click the Apply Now button and follow the prompts. Note you will be required to upload a short video that shows you singing a verse or excerpt of any song/work of your choice, unaccompanied. Please provide a video no shorter than 30 seconds, or longer than two minutes. We are happy to accept a video taken on your smartphone or mobile device.
Places are limited for this workshop.
Round 1 of applications closed on the 17th of February 2023 however we are still accepting auditions to maintain ensemble balance. Tim has personally reviewed all submissions and based his selections on blend and balance of parts. All applicants will be notified by email and those who have been selected will be asked to confirm their registration within 7 days of the email being sent. Any unfilled places will then be offered to another applicant.
Upon completion of workshop registration, workshop participants will receive Tim’s selected repertoire. To enhance the experience for all, participants will be expected to have their voice part note-known prior to the commencement of the workshop. (Memorisation of music is not required.)
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 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.
Guide Dogs / Registered Assistance Animals welcome
- 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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- Festival of Voices adheres to the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice.
- All tickets are non-refundable, unless otherwise specified on the specific event page.
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