Chamber Choir Workshop
Wed 5 - Fri 7 July | 3-day workshop | $295 / $260 concession*
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. Please note, access to this workshop is 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 application only. Singers are invited to submit an application form and video without delay as places are numbered.
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.
Venue: TBC & Federation Concert Hall
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.
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 and now calls Aotearoa home. 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