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Jessa & The Yarra Voices

Jessa & The Yarra Voices

3 July 2023  |  5:00PM  |  Hobart Town Hall

Join us for an hour of vocal excellence!

Featuring 10 contrasting vocal ensembles representing capital cities and regional areas around Australia, there is something for everyone across five weekday concerts.

In 2023, Voices@5 will return home to the much-loved Hobart Town Hall.

This concert series is a popular, all-inclusive event, giving everyone the opportunity to hear choral excellence at an affordable price.

Voices@5 Program for 2023:
Monday 3 July: JESSA (TAS) | The Yarra Voices (VIC)
Tuesday 4 July: Up She Rises (TAS) | Voice Weavers (QLD)
Wednesday 5 July: Festival Statesmen (SA) | ThylaSing (TAS)
Thursday 6 July: Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir (NSW)
Friday 7 July: Acabellas (VIC) | Disciples of Soul (TAS) | Uplift (TAS)

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Build your own itinerary this year at Festival of Voices!

Receive up to a 15% discount if you select three or more concerts in the one transaction. Keep an eye on our social media channels for suggested itineraries. There is a diverse range of concerts for you to choose from to fill your calendar across the 10 days of the Festival.

3 concerts ~ 10% off
6 or more concerts ~ 15% off

Discounts are only applicable on performance tickets, and only apply to full price tickets. Tickets must be purchased in the same transaction. If you select a Concession ticket for a performance as part of a discount package, the lowest price will apply for that ticket. Workshops and seminars are not included in our Performance Packages.


General Admission – $15

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



VENUE: Hobart Town Hall

Getting to the venue 

  • The Hobart Town Hall is at 50 Macquarie St, Hobart TAS 7000 
  • A car park behind the Hobart Town Hall is available for drop offs, accessible from Elizabeth Street. Please see entryway to this carpark here. 
  • accessible parking spaces are available in the Hobart Town Hall carpark, accessible from Elizabeth Street. Please see entryway to this carpark here. 
  • Please follow this link for a virtual tour of the Hobart Town Hall. 


Assistive Listening 

  • A Hearing Loop is available at this venue. The technology requires the listener to wear a receiver on a lanyard and to insert an earpiece. Please contact the festival if you require use of one of these devices as availability is limited. 

Guide Dog / Registered Assistance Animals welcome 

Water bowls will be available at this event upon request. 

Wheelchair Accessibility

  • For wheelchair bookings please contact the festival with specifications and dimensions of the wheelchair and any additional user requirements. 
  • The Hobart Town Hall Ballroom on Level 1 is accessible to wheelchair users via lift on the ground floor, located to the right of the staircase. The lift is also accessible via the rear carpark and requires interaction with an intercom to gain access. This carpark is accessible from Elizabeth Street. Please see entryway to this carpark here 
  • Accessible bathrooms are available on Ground Floor of the Hobart Town Hall only. 


JESSA is a recently formed vocal group, comprising some of Tasmania’s finest voices. Conductor Jane Edwards was inspired by the many outstanding sopranos and altos here in Hobart, motivating her creation of this special ensemble in 2022. JESSA’s passionate musicians are dedicated to creating exceptional music together and are wonderfully supported by Michael Power on piano.

Photo credit: Alice Skinner


The Yarra Voices is in Voices @ 5 - 3 July | Young Tasmania Sings - 4 July | Australian Youth Choir Showcase - 6 July


Founded in 2018 by our artistic director Renee Heron, The Yarra Voices is becoming recognised as one of Naarm/Melbourne's best children and youth choirs. The vision and purpose of The Yarra Voices is to foster excellence in performance as well as our students receiving an outstanding music education that is child focused as well as joyous.



A dynamic music educator and choral conductor, Renee is currently a primary music teacher and choral director at Caulfield Grammar, Malvern Campus and has enjoyed stints working with the Australian Boys Choir, Xavier College and Methodist Ladies College. Renee is one of Melbourne’s leading practitioners of the Kodály music education philosophy and in 2016-17 had the privilege of attending Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Kecskemét, Hungary. She is a musicianship and methodology course lecturer for the Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia, where she serves as President of the Victorian Branch and acts as a regular adjudicator and workshop presenter. Renee is a talented musician in her own right, holding a Bachelor of Music from the University of Queensland, and an AMusA in Violin. She also holds a Master of Teaching from the University of Melbourne. Renee is a core member of Melbourne based chamber choir, Polyphonic Voices & Artistic Director of the treble vocal ensemble, Alta Collective.

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