Short Course: Soul-stirring Gospel

With Tony Backhouse and the Café of the Gate of Salvation

 If you want harmony, fun, collective improvisation and freedom of expression, then this is the workshop for you! Lead by Tony Backhouse, Australasia’s premier arranger and teacher of a cappella gospel, and featuring the Café of the Gate of Salvation, Sydney’s premier gospel choir, this workshop will focus on African-American repertoire, spirituals, gospel songs old and new, choral and quartet styles.

Participants are also invited to perform the following evening (Friday 13 July at 7.30pm) at the Theatre Royal as part of the Festival’s A Cappella Showcase Concert.

12 July - 3:30pm
Founders Room
77 Salamanca Place, Battery Point, Tasmania, Australia
$60 / $45


“Tony Backhouse has been, and continues to be, a major influence on music in Sydney and beyond. The a cappella revival is almost entirely due to him.’ – Martin Wesley-Smith, composer, Australia