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Pride Choir Workshop

Pride Choir Workshop

Fri 30 June - Sat 1 July 2023  |  2-day workshop

Discover the power of music in this inclusive workshop experience with Sarah Penicka-Smith

Looking to find your voice? (aren’t we all!) Then this workshop is for you. In fact, this workshop is for everyone! We encourage folks of all genders and sexuality, experienced singers and absolute beginners to join us. If you or someone you know understands the power of singing for social justice and community – you are welcome!  

Come along to this two-day singing experience and share your journey through song in a joyful, inclusive community. No experience necessary! We’ll help you find your voice with songs that will demonstrate the power of music to break down walls and build community.  

Raise your voice alongside socially-engaged conductor Sarah Penicka-Smith.  During the workshop, the Pride Choir will rehearse for their inclusion in the Big Sing Bonfire event.  

Who knows where your voice may take you… 

Repertoire for the Pride Choir Workshop has been carefully selected by Sarah and will include:
  • Black Tie – Grace Petrie, arranged by Sarah Penicka-Smith
  • We Can – Quin Thomson
  • Music is a Gentle Hammer – Andrew Schultz

Workshop Fee

Full Price – $235

Concession – $205
Full time secondary and tertiary students, Pension concession card holders, Senior card holders, Companion card holders, Veteran Affairs, TPI and health care card holders, children under 12

*A booking fee of $3.00 applies, plus a 2.2% basket fee which will be calculated at check-out. 


Fri 30 June – Sat 1 July
2 – Day Workshop

Workshop Suitability

Same Sex Attracted and Gender Questioning (SSAGQ), Gender Diverse (SSAGD), people of diverse gender and sexuality, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI), their friends, advocates and family. This is a wholly inclusive experience. No previous experience necessary. 

Workshop Fee

This fee will cover the cost of your music, festival accreditation and specially negotiated accommodation rates.  

*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.

Sarah Penicka-Smith

Versatile, perceptive, and a passionate advocate for music as a force for change, Sarah Penicka-Smith is a Western Sydney conductor with a socially-engaged arts practice, dedicated to giving a platform to artists whose voices are missing from the mainstage. Her positions include Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of River City Voices, and Associate Conductor for Willoughby Symphony. With her wife Melanie, she runs Pacific Pride Choir and the Lifehouse Volunteer Orchestra, and is developing an opera about soprano Yasmin Arkinstall, who lives with OCD.

VENUE: Salamanca Arts Centre: The Founders Room

Getting to the venue 

  • The Founders Room is on Level 3, 77 Salamanca Pl, Battery Point TAS 7004 
  • accessible parking spaces are available outside ‘The Den’ on Salamanca Place. More accessible parks are located on Salamanca Place in a sectioned-off parking lot opposite the restaurant strip. 


Guide Dog / Registered Assistance Animals welcome 

Wheelchair Accessibility

  • The Founders Room is accessible on Level 3 via the lift located in the Salamanca Arts Centre Courtyard. 
  • A ramp is present to provide access up 2 existing steps at the entrance to the Founders Room. 
  • Accessible bathrooms are available on every level of the Salamanca Arts Centre.

Conditions of sale

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