This page provides information for delegates on activities being offered for their participation and enjoyment.
Note that, unless otherwise stated, entry to these activities is free
Pop-Up performances give choruses and quartets the opportunity to perform indoors at many leading hotels, MONA, Hobart International Airport, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), and shopping centres. Outdoor venues include Salamanca Market, Salamanca Square, Elizabeth Street Mall, Farm Gate Market and the Red Decker Bus.
Pop-Up performances will be from 15-20 minutes in any location. Most locations are within walking distance of the Hobart GPO.
We will allocate venues that are considered suitable as far as possible to the times you choose. You may choose to nominate a number of different performance slots. We are providing Pop-Up performance opportunities in eight time slots over four days.
Pop-Up Performance Participation Request Process
MDs and Quartets - please indicate your interest in Pop-Up performances by indicating your preferred time slots here Available time slots:
10.00am – 12 noon
12 noon – 2.00pm
2.00pm – 4.00pm
Tuesday 17 September
Wednesday 18 September
Friday 20 September
Sunday 22 September
Cascade Brewery Function
Tuesday Afternoon - expression of interest
Cascade Brewery – Beer School and barbershop singing opportunity.
Buses will depart/return Wrest Point Reception and Guest Services.
Limited numbers - please express your interest here
More details to come regarding price/times etc.
Community Pub Choir
Tuesday 17 September - 7:00pm
You will join with lots of locals and other barbershoppers, and in 90 minutes you will learn a song in 4 part harmony, and perform it twice.
It’s rowdy, wholesome and so much damn fun.
The Pub Choir is lead by Alex Morris and the Electric Barbercats. All delegates welcome to join locals for an enthusiastic barbershop sing along.
As part of the Festival activities, Barbershop Harmony Australia is offering a two-and-a-half hour harmony singing workshop free to the people of Hobart. Festival delegates are also encouraged to attend.
Date: 18 September 2019
Time: 2pm to 4:30pm
Venue: Derwent Room, Wrest Point Hotel, Sandy Bay
As a Workshop participant you will experience the joy of harmony singing led by a qualified team of educators from across Australia. You will learn a song in four-part harmony and be ready to perform it and the official Civic Welcome and Massed Sing to be held at 12.00pm on Friday 20th September in the Tasman Room, Wrest Point Hotel.
Several weeks prior to the workshop, you will receive a copy of the music and learning tracks to help you prepare. For locals, there will also be an earlier workshop in the weeks preceding the Festival.
- Contact name
- Contact phone number
- Contact email address
- Ensemble name
- List of songs you intend to perform
You will be advised as soon as possible if you have been selected to perform.
John Little Show
Quartets competing in Hobart are invited to indicate their intention to appear on the traditional John Little Show from 7:00pm on Wednesday 18 September 2019 at the Wrest Point Showroom. This is a chance for around 20 competing quartets to hit out before the big contest in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Competing quartets who would like to sing one or two songs as a warm-up to their contest appearance on Thursday should register here to reserve their singing spot.
Choruses attending the Hobart Festival are invited to indicate their intention to appear in the traditional Chorus Corral from 2.00pm on Friday 20 September 2019 in the Tasman Room, Wrest Point Hotel. This is a chance for around 16 Choruses to perform in a friendly, informal atmosphere whether or not they are registered to compete in the National Contest on Saturday. It also gives the Youth and Schools Chorus the opportunity to perform following their Workshop earlier in the day. Choruses who would like to sing one or two non-competition songs at this event should register here to reserve their spot on stage.
Here's an opportunity for your chorus to perform at the Church Service from 10am on Sunday 22 September.