Saturday 29 June 2024 @ 11:00am

General Admission $26
Children Under 12 months FREE

A joyous, kids’ singalong of nursery rhyme favourites

Looking to add more music to your life, entertain your family, and get a hit of nostalgia? You’ll get all three at Rhymes my Nanna taught me!

Join Tasmania’s own Allison Farrow as she leads a fun family singalong session featuring beloved nursery rhymes. With her background in classical vocal training, acting, and presenting, Allison brings nearly 30 years of experience in various genres, including music theatre, jazz, and children’s entertainment. Allison’s versatility shines through whether performing with an orchestra, on screen, or in a country music setting.

In this event, Allison brings back the magical songs and nursery rhymes she cherished during her own childhood. This event is sure to delight the little loves in your life, and you’ll love it, too! Suitable for children ages 3-6.

Sunday 7 July 2024

10am Session : suitable for Ages 7 – 10
12noon Session : suitable for Ages 10 – 13

General Admission $30

Kids will collaborate to create songs through drawing and stories

Jen Lush

In this engaging and interactive session, children will embark on a journey of creativity, drawing inspiration from everything around them. This session, led by Jen Lush, a dedicated advocate for enriching children’s lives through the arts, combines music, dance, and storytelling to foster imagination and expression. 

Children will collaboratively craft a unique group composition through their drawings, movement, rhythm creation, and song. By the end of the session, they’ll have created a performance piece to share proudly with their families and friends. 

Jen brings her passion for delivering top-notch arts experiences to children, drawing from her extensive work in early childhood education. With a background in songwriting and expertise in creative movement and music, Jen has facilitated workshops at esteemed institutions like Eden Hills Kindergarten, Inkpot Arts Inc., Carclew, and various arts festivals. 

Join us for a journey of creativity and fun to unleash the power of imagination through music and movement! 

“Jen’s collaboration with us responds to the children’s voices and to their wonderment in the everyday. Jen is able to respond to the children’s voices, ideas and thoughts within a musical instant! She intertwines these with music and we all begin to write a song.” – Tracey-Ann Rankin, Early Childhood Educator, Eden Hills Kindergarten, 2015.

Friday 28 – Sunday 30 June 2024

TICKETS : $215

Experience with magic of songwriting with one of Australia’s leading choral composers, Paul Jarman.

Paul Jarman. Photo credit :KiPhotomedia

Delve into the wonderful world of songwriting with your mentor, nationally respected composer and musical storyteller Paul Jarman. In this intimate and creative songwriting workshop, you will be encouraged create and share stories and songs with new friends.  

This workshop will include an open dialogue of how we write songs. Paul will look at the elements in the songwriters’ toolbox including the nuts and bolts of composing, melodic nuances, finding inspiration and mind set, and integrity in storytelling. 

The workshop schedule will include a preliminary meet-and-greet session in the Singers’ Lounge with Paul and your fellow songwriters. 

Please note that this workshop has limited capacity, to ensure a personal and in-depth experience for participants. 

Monday 1 July 2024 @ 6:00pm

General Admission $25

Bust out ‘80s dance movie bangers with a bev!

Amanda Hodder

Belt out all the best bangers from 80s dance movies – think Fame, Footloose, and Flashdance! The wonderful Glee Club team will lead this casual and fun singalong event with bevvies and snacks available throughout the evening.  

A night with Glee Club is like a fun choir without the ongoing commitment! We encourage all to participate – whether you’re a regular singer, feel a bit rusty, or have never sung in public. We just love getting together for a bit of raucous fun. 

Your event host, Amanda Hodder, will accompany the group on keyboard and get everyone revved up and into the theme. She may even throw in a bit of song trivia for good measure. Amanda is comfortable leading singing groups of all experience levels, and her contagious energy will have everyone on board in no time. 

There will also be a prize for the best ’80s-themed outfit of the night! So, get your mates together and reminisce on the days of huge hair and huge tunes. 

Friday 28 June 2024 @ 6:45pm


The energetic vibe of Rektango meets the quirky chaos of Men in Suits in this opening night Pop-Up Performance.

Men in Suits

Get ready to enjoy a flashmob style performance during the band’s set break. Then stay on and dance away the night to more free music, get along to the Tasmanian Songbook Volume 4, or head up to the Long Gallery for a drink and more entertainment in the Singers’ Lounge

View the full Pop-Up Program

Thursday 4 July 2024 @ 5:30pm

General Admission $15

Gain insight into the composition process

Join accomplished Tasmanian composer Maria Grenfell as she chats with prominent Australian composers of choral music, Sandra Milliken (QLD), Paul Jarman (NSW) and Quin Thomson (TAS), in an informal and informative setting. Our featured composers will share the inspirations behind their commissions, thoughts about composing for specific ensembles and the importance of connecting with other composers.

Following the panel discussion, participants will have the opportunity for Q&A and networking with our featured composers.

The bar will be open to enjoy refreshments while spending time with these fine musicians.

Maria Grenfell
Sandra Milliken
Paul Jarman. Photo credit :KiPhotomedia
Quin Thomson

Sunday 30 June 2024 @ 5:00pm

General Admission $29

What so you get when you combine trivia and singing?

Vicky Jacobs

Combine your love of trivia and singing at Song Trivia! The popular event is back, hosted by the energetic Vicky Jacobs from Glee Club along with her choir, Glee Plus

It’s not just about music trivia – we’ve got questions about history, culture, travel, and science, too, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. What makes our trivia night special is the choir, who will sing some of the questions, answers, and even bits in between! And, of course, it wouldn’t be a Festival of Voices event without the opportunity for a singalong. So, if you feel like joining in, be sure to warm up your vocal cords! 

Glee Plus

Everyone is welcome at this all-ages event, and drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Whether you’re flying solo or coming with a crew (teams must be 8 or fewer people), grab your individual tickets below and join the fun!

With something for everyone at Song Trivia, don’t miss out on this event that sells out every year. 

Saturday 6 July 2024 @ 10:30am

General Admission $50
Concession $37

A short Workshop with the talented Jen Lush, turning poetry into song

Jen Lush

In this fun, explorative and inclusive workshop, experience the myriad ways that words can fly off a page and transform into song, with a room full of open minds and willing voices.

Is there a poem you love and would like to transform into a song? Have you always wanted to sing your favourite poem? Would you like to delve into poetry and discover its possibilities for music?

When crafting a song, music often precedes words – or words become malleable to the musical structure. However, what if the process is flipped? What if the words are fixed within the structure of poetry, challenging the music to adapt and complement them?

Led by Jen Lush, this workshop will guide participants through the fascinating process of transforming contemporary poetry into song, fostering collaboration and creative exploration. Participants will have the opportunity to select a poem—either their own or from a curated collection—and delve into the process of turning it into a song. From there, we’ll discover how musical interpretations can convey the essence of a poem and resonate with a broader audience.

Saturday 6 July 2024 @ 2:00pm

General Admission $50
Concession $37

Joyful and totally unscary Workshop with Rose Wilson

Rose Wilson

Part group singing lesson, part choir session and all joyful and totally unscary, The Unscary Sing Thing is filled with practical tips, beautiful songs and ideas to take with you into your life.  

We’ll pull apart singing baggage and learn useful and impactful vocal techniques for both solo and ensemble singing. We’ll learn effective and enjoyable warm-ups, little songs to weave into your day, harmony choir songs and some singalong moments as we explore simple and practical vocal techniques to help you understand and develop your voice.

The workshop is for all humans of any experience level, from absolute beginners to those who just can’t seem to stop themselves from singing. 

Friday 28 – Sunday 30 June 2024
+ Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 July 2024

nightly from 7:30pm – late

TICKETS : $15 at the door

Often described as the heart and soul of the Festival of Voices, the bustling Singers’ Lounge is one of our most beloved features! Here, you can reconnect with old friends and meet new ones while enjoying a mix of scheduled and impromptu performances into the evening.

Audiences may be treated to spontaneous performances by some of our big-name artists, and the evenings will be hosted by the wonderful Paul Jarman. These talented professionals encourage anxious altos and timid tenors to overcome performing fears and enjoy a safe, welcoming environment with our audience. The experience is always fun, surprising, and unique – truly an ultimate singers’ gathering filled with community spirit and support!

Paul Jarman. Photo credit :KiPhotomedia