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Up She Rises & Voice Weavers

Up She Rises & Voice Weavers

4 July 2023 | 5:00PM | $15  |  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 the 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 a lift on the ground floor, located to the right of the staircase. The lift is also accessible via the rear car park and requires interaction with an intercom to gain access. This car park is accessible from Elizabeth Street. Please see the entryway to this car park here 
  • Accessible bathrooms are available on the ground floor of the Hobart Town Hall only. 


Up She Rises is a choir of fun, feisty, friendly and fierce women from Hobart (don't worry, they're mostly fun and friendly - bring the kids!).
Their repertoire includes folk ballads, foot-stomping shanties, and even a Viking battle song. Because there's no occasion that can't be improved by a Viking battle song.


Voice Weavers Choir is an a cappella choir from the Southern Gold Coast/Tweed area that was established in 2005. Our current Music Director is Christine Madden, a member of the choir since 2017. Chris was Assistant Director from 2019 & took over as Music Director in 2021. Chris has a B.A.Mus.Ed , Graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music 1979 and has spent her working life as a music educator, director and conductor.

We're a mixed community choir of 40+ members ranging in age from teenage to over 70, and we've sung at a wide range of events up and down the Tweed and Gold Coast. We perform at a variety of events plus putting on our own concerts.

We sing in (mostly) four-part harmony, enjoying a wide variety of styles ranging from pop, rock and other contemporary music to classical, gospel, world music, folk and musical theatre. Many of our songs are accompanied by choreography that adds an element of difficulty for our performers but is always appreciated by our audiences.

We also previously performed overseas every three years, starting with a singing tour to China to coincide with Expo 2010 and followed by an international choir competition in Vietnam in 2013, where we received two silver awards. In July 2016 we travelled to Sochi, Russia, to compete in the World Choir Games along with 283 choirs and 12,000 participants from 76 nations. At this huge event, we added two more silver awards to our collection. We travelled to Japan in 2019 on a singing tour visiting Osaka, Kyoto, Sendai and Tokyo. We are hoping to visit the World Choir Games in Auckland in 2024.

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