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Chamber Choir Workshop

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 

Audition for the Chamber Choir Workshop

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.  

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

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 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.  

Note places are limited for this workshop.   

Applications will close 1 February 2023. Tim will personally review all submissions and base 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 from the initial round of applications. 

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.) 

Workshop Fee

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.

Accessibility Information

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. 

 

Assistive Listening: info TBC 

 

Guide Dogs and service animals are welcome in all FOV event venues.

 

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  

COVID – 19 Information

Feeling unwell?
Please do not attend this event if you are feeling unwell. It is in the interest of all to stay at home if you have any flu or COVID-19 symptoms. Please review our COVID-19 Ticketing Terms and Conditions here if you are unable to attend for this reason. 

Face masks:
While face masks are not mandatory at any FOV events, you are more than welcome to choose to wear one. Free medical face masks will be available at this event venue entrance upon request. 

Physical Distancing:
This event is in a non-fixed seated venue. Seating will be positioned with sufficient space between participants. Please be mindful of physically distancing from others when moving through the foyer at the beginning and end of this event. 

Hand hygiene:
Sanitiser will be provided at this venue. Please use thoughtfully. 

Face Masks in 2023

Festival of Voices will continue to monitor the use of face masks and will seek advice from the Tasmanian Department of Health with updates provided to our participants and ticket holders.

Plan your trip

We are happy to recommend the following accomodation venues. Please reference Festival of Voices when booking.

Events and experiences are subject to change based on current health regulations.