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Voices @ 5

Voices @ 5

4 - 8 July 2022  |  5:00 PM  |  The Ian Potter Recital Hall - The Hedberg  |  $15

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. 

Following a very successful time at Hobart’s Town Hall , Voices@5’s home will move to the Ian Potter Recital Hall at the state-of-the-art Hedberg.

This concert series is a popular, all-inclusive event, giving everyone the opportunity to hear choral excellence at an affordable price. 

Voices @ 5 at The Hedberg

Monday 4 July - JESSA, ThylaSing


JESSA is a brand new ensemble, founded in 2022. The group is made up of voices ranging in age from early teens to mid 60s. Conductor Jane Edwards has a strong choral background, growing up in her father’s church choir, and having been a member of Australia’s renowned Song Company for 5 years. She was inspired by the many outstanding female voices here in Hobart, motivating her creation of this SSA group. Members are given the opportunity to explore a wide range of challenging music, to sing with passion, and to work alongside other highly committed choristers. JESSA is wonderfully supported by Michael Power on piano. 


ThylaSing is an A Cappella vocal ensemble based in Hobart. Featuring a unique blend of voices and a captivating stage presence, this energetic vocal ensemble sing a range of contemporary pieces and regularly perform at events around Tasmania.

Tuesday 5 July - Young Voices of Melbourne, Young Adelaide Voices

Young Voices of Melbourne

Young Voices of Melbourne was founded by Mark O’Leary OAM in 1990, and is now regarded as one of Australia’s finest choral programs for young singers. The choirs are admired for their passionate performances, engaging repertoire and outstanding Kodály based music education program (Sight Singing School) which is now used in over 50 countries. 

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.  

Wednesday 6 July - Frankston Ladies Choir, Centenary State High School Choir

Frankston Ladies Choir

THE most versatile choir on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria,  Frankston Ladies Choir will impress you with their dynamic range of repertoire; from the beautiful and haunting Va Pensiero through to original jazzy arrangements, witty musical theatre songs and even rock and disco (Abba, Queen, Bee Gees, Seekers and more) – all in glorious three-part harmony. 

Centenary State High School Choir

Centenary State High School Choir is a mixed-voice, non-auditioned choral ensemble with a full group of around 60 students. They perform regularly at events across the school and the community.

In 2015, 2017 and 2019 the Choir received Gold awards in the QLD Choral Fanfare competition for state schools, and has competed in the QLD Youth Music Awards in 2018 and 2022. Performances in the community include regular Christmas carolling at local retirement care facilities.

Many of the students in the ensemble are involved in a range of extra-curricular music activities, including instrumental ensembles, and school musicals (Shrek Jr in 2021).

The group is led by Voice Teacher and Choral Director Mr Joshua Clifford.

Thursday 7 July - Soul Song

Soul Song

Queensland based, Soul Song is an international tribe of passionate people who sing pop, soul and gospel music together in person and online thanks to their network of choirs and the power of the internet.  
The Festival of Voices will bring Soul Song members from almost every state in Australia as well as overseas to sing together for the very first time, when many of them have never even met face to face! 

Friday 8 July - Gospel Workshop Choir led by Maria Lurighi and Andrew Legg, Disciples of Soul

This Voices @ 5 concert will feature our very own Festival of Voices Gospel Workshop Choir, alongside Disciples of Soul. Both groups are lucky enough to be directed by the exceptional pianist, Andrew Legg, and vocal extraordinaire, Maria Lurighi.  

The Festival of Voices Gospel Workshop Choir will be performing pieces prepared during their workshops in the two days leading up to Voices@5.  Maria and Andrew guide the choir with such expertise you would think the choir had been singing together for years.  

Disciples of Soul is a vocal ensemble comprised of students from the UTAS Conservatorium. United by their passion for Gospel music, the students rehearse relentlessly throughout the semester to provide an exciting and uplifting program so good that even the alumni singers come back to be a part of it! 

Gospel Voices@5 is sure to be a spiritual and uplifting performance you don’t want to miss! 

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For help with your booking, contact the Theatre Royal Box Office on (03) 6146 3300

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1 hour

Image with thanks:

The Hedberg. Architects LIMINAL Architecture with WOHA.

Image courtesy LIMINAL Studio. Photographer: Natasha Mulhall.

Accessibility Information

Getting to the venue 

  • The Ian Potter Recital Hall is within the Theatre Royal Building at 19-27 Campbell St, Hobart TAS 7000 
  • Drop off car spaces are available at the entrance to the Theatre Royal on Collins Street. 
  • 2 accessible parking spaces are available outside the Theatre Royal on Collins Street. 
  • Please follow this link to experience a virtual tour of the venue. 


Assistive Listening:  

  • The Ian Potter Recital Hall is equipped with an Assisted Hearing Service that offers amplified sound through a connection with a person’s personal Hearing Aids. Please contact the Theatre Royal Box Office – 03 6146 3300 to discuss any queries regarding this service. 


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


Wheelchair Accessibility: 

  • For wheelchair bookings please contact the festival with specifications and dimensions of the wheelchair and any additional user requirements. 
  • Lift access is available from the main foyer entrance reaching all building levels including the box office, Main Stage Stalls, Dress Circle and Gallery. 
  • Accessible bathrooms are available on every level of the Theatre Royal building 

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:
As a part of UTAS’s COVID-19 Safety Plan, masks are mandatory in this space. 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.