Pop Up Performances

Pop Up Performances

Hobart  |  Duration Approx. 15 minutes  |  All ages  |  FREE


PLEASE NOTE Saturday’s performances at Mona have been cancelled.

Performing across Hobart

We are delighted to introduce a program of inspiring choirs from across the country, who will perform around the city and in specially selected regional locations during the festival.

All performances run for approximately 15 minutes except Special Pop-Up Events and are FREE to enjoy.

Please show your support by pausing for a moment to enjoy their voices, take a photo and tag us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #festivalofvoices.

Special Pop Up Events


An Afternoon at Narryna

Saturday 3 July and 10 July 2.00-4.00pm

Narryna – the Merchant’s House , 103 Hampden Road, Battery Point


Join us for a song-filled afternoon with pop-up performances from four of our Festival of Voices choirs at Narryna – the Merchant’s House in Battery Point. Make your way to the Narryna Stables by following the sound of voices and listen to Sing Australia, Viral Choir, Harambee A Cappella, and Sunshine Collective, while enjoying refreshments, including mulled wine to warm those vocal cords. 


Saturday 3 July 2.00-4.00pm Performance Schedule: 

2.00 pm               Viral Choir (from everywhere, but mainly Queensland) CANCELLED

2.30 pm               Sing Australia (Tasmania) 

3.00 pm               Harambee A Cappella (Victoria)

3.30 pm               Sunshine Collective (Queensland) CANCELLED

Please note: The Festival of Voices performances are free however, if you would like a tour of Narryna, bookings can be made on arrival at the house. Group bookings of six or more will be charged at a special rate of $7per person.  

More info at https://www.narryna.com.au/


Narryna 3 July Featured Choirs:


The Viral Choir was launched in March 2020 when the global pandemic threatened to keep us from singing. Throughout 2020, hundreds of members from all over the world joined us and the Viral Choir community emerged.  Our spirit and songs create real connections for people, overcoming isolation by singing together. 

Sing Australia (Tasmania)

Sing Australia is a national network of singing groups with the belief that everyone can sing! They promote singing as an important natural emotional expression for the benefit of our health and social well-being. 

Harambee A Cappella

Harambee A Cappella is a vocal group based in Melbourne, Australia formed by a diverse group of young adults who all share a love of singing! The name “Harambee” (pronounced ha-rum-bay) means “in the spirit of togetherness” in Swahili. 

Sunshine Collective CANCELLED

The Sunshine Collective is a special collective formed by Kath Williams that brings together members from two choirs, InsingC and Noosa Rocks, for a special collaboration at Festival of Voices.


Port Arthur Historic Site, Visitor Centre, Port Arthur

Friday 9 July from 12:30-1:30pm 

Newcastle Chamber Choir

Newcastle Chamber Choir, Winner of Sydney Eisteddfod’s 2019 Australasian Open Choral Championship, is presenting a free popup performance at Port Arthur Historic Site. The concert will delight and warm you with a wide range of music from Duruflè to Whitacre – with a side serve of Beach Boys!


An Afternoon at Narryna

Saturday 10 July 2.00-4.00pm

Narryna – the Merchant’s House , 103 Hampden Road, Battery Point


2.00 pm               Right on Cue (TAS)

2.30 pm               Singcognito (TAS)

3.00 pm               Vox Harmony (TAS)

3.30 pm               Little Boat Choir (TAS)


Right on Cue

Right on Cue brings together singers from north-west of Tasmania to perform a wide repertoire from popular songs, musical theatre, gospel and classical pieces. They perform regularly at events, hold an annual concert, along with workshops.


Singcognito was formed in April 2001 by Sarah Stagg, with Elaine Yates taking over as choir leader in 2013. The name of the choir came from the desire to perform incognito, which early on helped to overcome some members nerves about singing in public. Singcognito have performed at many charity concerts and public events over the years, as well as entertaining the elderly citizens of nursing homes from time to time.

Vox Harmony

Vox Harmony was started in February 2009 and is directed by the ever flamboyant and energetic Denise Sam. Since inception, they have built our membership to around 80 members who continue to build on their varied repertoire. Vox Harmony is the official Choir of the City of Launceston and perform at various celebrations, including Australia Day and on ANZAC Day. Vox Harmony provides accessible and enjoyable music that contributed to Launceston’s vibrant local arts scene.

Little Boat Choir

The Little Boat Choir is a community choir based in Franklin in the Huon Valley. The choir was started in March 2015 by Director and singer-songwriter Tiffany Eckhardt and welcome’s everyone to join, from professional singers to those who have never sung beyond the shower! They sing a wide range of music including gospel, folk, contemporary, world music, and some originals. The aim of the Little Boat Choir is to make friends, have fun and to share in the healing and uplifting magic of singing.



Hope & Anchor Tavern, 65 Macquarie St, Hobart

Saturday 10 July from 7:30-9:00pm

Stranded Wailers

The Stranded Wailers are a choir of rowdy men from the South who will lead a roaring chorus of sea shanties  and other songs of whiskey and ale upstairs at the Hope & Anchor Tavern.

Warm up your cockles and vocal muscles with a sing-a-long of sea-faring tunes from the days of sail. All welcome.

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