This year we're gonna party like it's 2019!

Yes, now that it is safe for many of us to travel, we are excited to announce the 18th Barbershop Harmony Australia (BHA) National Festival in Hobart in November. It will be the biggest in-person event for members since – well, before the pandemic.

This year's Festival will be truly member-focussed with three plus days of social activities, contests, and more.

New activities include the Barbershop Mingle at the Hanging Gardens in the city. And there are pop-ups for both quartets and chorus on the Friday as we fill the streets of Hobart with harmony.

Excitingly, this year's regional qualifying events will see the addition of new contest categories to give everyone, including new members and groups, the chance to perform on the national contest stage!

Headquarters hotel is the Grand Chancellor. The chorus contest is on site here in the Federation Concert Hall and the Showcase Concert is also here on Saturday evening.

Other events are .within one block at the Theatre Royal where you will have your chance to tread the boards of Australia's oldest continuously operating live theatre!

Of course, in need, there will be COVID-19 safety plans in place so we can all feel comfortable in a low-risk environment.

There are lots of accommodation options including a special deal at the Hotel Grand Chancellor (see our dedicated page on this website), so start planning your trip now!

It's been a while since we've all been able to meet face-to-face to enjoy singing together. Register now to make this the barbershop celebration of the year!

Dan Millgate,

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