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Singers’ Lounge 2022

Singers’ Lounge

1 - 3 July + 5 - 9 July 2022  |  7:30 PM  |  Long Gallery |  $15 at the door

The Singers’ Lounge is the place for after-hours singalongs, open mic performances and general festival buzz.

Our festival lounge is open to patrons, performers and participants.  Since we began, the festival transforms Salamanca Arts Centre’s Long Gallery to become the heart and soul of the festival, where friends – old and new – enjoy scheduled and impromptu performances. It’s inclusive, informal and free of judgement – a welcoming space to sing or sit back in our laid-back lounge. 

Hosted by a variety of special guest MC’s, our licensed bar will be serving wines, spirits and beers, with refreshments and snacks. Doors open at 7.30pm with limited tickets on the door, subject to availability. 

FRIDAY 1 JULY 

Hosted by Vicky Jacobs & Paul Jarman 

7:40pm Glee Plus (VIC) 

8:00pm Forefathers (TAS) 

8:20pm Stowaway Lass (QLD) 

8:40pm Meg Bignell (TAS) “The Angry Women’s Choir” book talk and performance 

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SATURDAY 2 JULY 

Hosted by Paul Jarman 

7:40pm Forefathers (TAS) 

8:00pm Glee Plus (VIC) 

8:20pm The Chandons (QLD) 

8:30pm Augusta Singers (TAS) 

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SUNDAY 3 JULY 

Hosted by Jenni Pyefinch 

7:40pm Hobart Harmony (TAS) 

7:50pm Hot Goslings (SA) 

8:10pm Soul Song (QLD) 

8:20pm Cocktail Hour (TAS) 

8:40pm The Chandons (QLD) 

8:50pm We Women Sing: Generations (SA) 

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TUESDAY 5 JULY 

Hosted by Amanda Hodder 

7:40pm Sing Australia (TAS) 

7:50pm Soul Song (QLD) 

8:10pm Pitches Be Crazy (NSW) 

8:20pm Uplift (TAS) 

8:40pm Hot Goslings (SA) 

9:00pm Stowaway Lass (QLD) 

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WEDNESDAY 6 JULY 

Hosted by Paul Jarman 

7:50pm We Women Sing: Generations (SA) 

8:20pm Soulfood (NSW) 

9:30pm Hot Goslings (SA) 

9:40pm Deep South (TAS) 

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THURSDAY 7 JULY 

Hosted by Paul Jarman & Jacqueline Larsen 

7:40pmNourish (TAS)

7:50pm Concordis Chamber Choir (VIC) 

8:20pm Pitches Be Crazy (NSW) 

8:40pm Frankston Ladies Choir (VIC) 

8:50pm UTAS Student Showcase (TAS)

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FRIDAY 8 JULY 

Hosted by Paul Jarman and Krystal Meek

7:40pm Nelson Sound (TAS) 

8:10pm Tenzin Choegyal  

8:30pm Cheep Trill (QLD) 

8:40pm The Australian Voices 

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SATURDAY 9 JULY 

Hosted by Paul Jarman 

7:40pm The Chandons (QLD) 

7:50pm ThylaSing (TAS) 

8:00pm Nelson Sound (TAS) 

8:20pm Forefathers (TAS) 

8:30pm Frankston Ladies Choir (VIC)

8:40pm Four d’Fiesta (TAS)

9:00pm Cocktail Hour (TAS) 

9:10pm Pitches Be Crazy (NSW/TAS) 

9:30pm The Australian Voices 

9:40pm Harambee A Cappella (VIC) 

Paul Jarman reflects on some memorable MC moments…

 The night when a much loved musical family from Tasmania got up in the chalk board session, mum, dad and their gorgeous three daughters. After a few songs, the audience swept away, they performed Bohemian Rhapsody and somewhere in the middle of it, they forgot how it went. After and awkward few seconds, the entire festival club spontaneously erupted in unison, filling in the missing part for them, in four part harmony of course, saving the moment and setting them on to finish in style.” 

 Or 

During a chalk board session, a lovely local lady, singer and songwriter who has since returned to the stage, got up, very shyly and announced that she was going through cancer. She sang a song about it that she wrote. Her voice, her presence and her beautiful song left the place in tears and completely spellbound.” 

Paul Jarman

Group of 5 people wearing winter attire embracing and smiling at the camera
The audience watches and claps for a Festival of Voices performance in 2019, although we cannot see the performers

Accessibility Information

Getting to the venue: 

  • The Long Gallery is on Level 2, 77 Salamanca Pl, Battery Point TAS 7004 
  • 2 ACROD parking spaces are available outside ‘The Den’ on Salamanca Place. 

 

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

 

Guide Dogs and service animal facilities: 

  • Water bowls will be available at this event upon request. 

 

Wheelchair Accessibility: 

    • The Long Gallery is accessible on Level 2 via the lift located in the Salamanca Arts Centre Courtyard. 
    • Accessible bathrooms are available on every level of the Salamanca Arts Centre.  

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 patrons. Please be mindful of physically distancing from others when moving through the event space. 

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