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Night Train – Australian Contemporary Choral Music

Night Train – A Grand Tour of Australian Contemporary Choral Music

7 July 2022  |  7:30 PM  |  Federation Concert Hall  |  $42 - $69

Gondwana Chorale and The Australian Voices

with Young Adelaide Voices

For decades, Australia has enjoyed a flourishing of new choral work; pieces that inspire and challenge, uplift and excite, and shape who we are. Leading exponents of this repertoire, Gondwana Chorale and The Australian Voices will present a kaleidoscopic program exploring the depth of Australian choral music.   

Gondwana Chorale brings together young adult singers from across the country and has built a reputation for vibrant and energetic performances with conductors Paul Holley and Carl Crossin. Their program will include works from 

festival featured composer, Joseph Twist: On the night train and How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?.  

The Australian Voices are well known for contemporary and sometimes controversial works. Under new Artistic Director John Rotar, theywill journey through the music of Butterley, Leek and Hopkins. This gala concert will also feature the Young Adelaide Voices conducted by Christie Anderson.  

From the coast to the desert and the bush to the city, Night Train is a vision of our music.” – Sam Allchurch, Associate Artistic Director, Gondwana Choirs 

Gondwana Chorale

Established in 2008, members of Gondwana Chorale come from throughout Australia and range in age from 17 – 26. They perform music that is close to their hearts: new Australian works which capture the mystery and grandeur of our land and display the cultural diversity of the Australian people. 

The Australian Voices

Led by Brisbane-based composer and conductor John Rotar, TAV is a group of young voices known particularly for promoting and performing a cappella works by Australian composers in venues around the world and for ABC Classic FM. Musically, they are known for their energy, seamless blending of voices and world class choral technique. 

Young Adelaide Voices

Young Adelaide Voices is a unique South Australian Choir School, catering for young boys and girls aged 5 to 35.  
 
This community based, not-for-profit organisation provides a world class choral education and performing opportunities within a friendly, positive and non-competitive environment.  
 
Each of the six YAV choirs represents a stage of choral education based on learning to use the voice correctly, using Kodaly principles relating to aural awareness, musical theory, and sight singing.  

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Choral Concert Package 

For the first time ever, Festival of Voices has packaged together our major choral concerts for a special price of $200. That’s a saving of up to $89!  

Handel – Four Coronation Anthems:  2.30pm Sunday 3 July, Federation Concert Hall 

Celestial Harmonies | A Voice from Heaven:  7.30pm Wednesday 6 July and 6.00pm Friday 8 July, St David’s Cathedral 

Night Train – A Grand Tour of Australian Contemporary Choral Music:  7.30pm Thursday 7 July, Federation Concert Hall 

Mozart Requiem Recomposed:  7.30pm Saturday 9 July, Federation Concert Hall 

By taking advantage of our Choral Concert Package, you will be issued with the best available tickets to all four major concerts, including the double bill of Celestial Harmonies and A Voice from Heaven, where you will hear music rarely performed in Hobart. 

Take the opportunity to attend performances featuring contrasting choirs and works in a carefully curated choral program.  

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1 hour 30 mins

Choral Concert Package 

Handel – Four Coronation Anthems:  2.30pm Sunday 3 July, Federation Concert Hall 

Celestial Harmonies | A Voice from Heaven:  7.30pm Wednesday 6 July and 6.00pm Friday 8 July, St David’s Cathedral 

Night Train – A Grand Tour of Australian Contemporary Choral Music:  7.30pm Thursday 7 July, Federation Concert Hall 

Mozart Requiem Recomposed:  7.30pm Saturday 9 July, Federation Concert Hall 

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Accessibility Information

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. 
  • ACROD parking spaces are available at the front of Hotel Grand Chancellor, accessible by using the same entry as the drop-off zone. More ACROD 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:  

  • TBC 

 

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

 

Language is no barrier in enjoying this performance. 

 

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. 

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 theatre-style seated venue. 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.