Performing at Festival of Voices

Performing at Festival of Voices

Every year in July the beautiful port state of Tasmania swells with the songs of many voices. The Festival programs a range of venues and concert styles over ten days celebrating the power of the voice.

Singing community

Key to the Festival is the community we create with our visiting choir groups who bring Hobart and Launceston  to live singing in iconic venues and throughout the streets of the CBD. To be a part of this singing community choristers and conductors can choose from a variety of packages tailored to suit. More info

World-class vocal conductors

The Festival also engages a number of celebrated conductors from around the world to run workshops over five days. These highly sought after paid appointments are suitable only for experienced conductors with skills specific to working with large groups of singers with varying abilities and are negotiated well ahead of the festival and years in advance where possible.

e.g. Sweet Honey in the Rock, Van Canto, Take 6 USA, Deke Sharon USA, David Lawrence UK, Eric Dozier USA, Idea of North AUS, Horace Boyer USA, Myron Butler USA & Malcolm Dalglish to name a few

Solo and small ensembles groups

We also welcome expressions of interest from solo and small ensemble groups, who work a cappella or with minimum backline. It makes a difference whether you plan to be at the Festival and are looking for a chance to perform (with or without fee) or whether you are requesting a fully funded tour. Both are possible in varying degrees. Decisions are made as we go along finishing in April for program publication and performance in July. Let us know where you sit in your email.

e.g. Moira Smiley & VOCO USA, Coco's Lunch AUS, Spooky Mens Chorale AUS, Suade AUS, Tex Perkins AUS & About Time, Co Cheol, Festival Statesmen AUS to name a few


The programming of our cabaret and small concert venues is pragmatic as we search for interesting synergies from a variety of sources. Our Petitaret (small cabaret) Contest has a separate submission process. More Info

Headline artists

FoV seeks unique headline acts. All year round we search for the right mix of skill and celebrity, where the artists welcome participation, collaboration and authenticity in their concerts and are interested in exploring new ideas with us. We look to sign headline acts well ahead of the festival and year/s in advance where possible.

e.g. Ben Lee AUS/USA, Clare Bowditch AUS, Kate Cebrano AUS, Michael Caton AUS, Paul McDermott AUS, David Campbell AUS

If you are or represent a celebrated conductor, solo and small ensemble group, cabaret or headline act and are interested in the Festival, please send the following information to :

·         Summary of your show or idea

·         Short bio

·         Website links

·         You Tube links

·         1 or 2 images


We look forward to hearing from you regarding our 2017 festival. The program closes February 2017, with the program being released in May.