There is so much happening at the Festival this year that we're starting early to fit it all in!
This year we are offering a diverse program that celebrates barbershop culture and will connect more intimately with the broader Hobart community.
As well as reaching out to the locals while we’re in town, the additional activities provide many more opportunities for quartets and choruses to sing.
Most of these new activities are available to delegates as part of their Festival registration.
Please register your interest now.
Tuesday 17 September
10am to 4pm City Pop-Ups (choruses and quartets singing in city venues) Register here
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. Transport of ensembles will be provided, if required.
We will allocate venues that are considered suitable as far as possible to the times you choose. You may nominate more than one performance slot.
2pm to 4.30pm Cascade Brewery – Beer School. Spend the afternoon in one of the country's best breweries. Expect to pay around $25. There will also be an opportunity to sing at this event. Register your interest here
7pm to 9.30pm Community Pub Chorus at a city hotel (led by Alex Morris with the Electric Barbercats). Learn and sing a song in a local pub. All delegates are welcome to join locals for an enthusiastic barbershop sing along. Register here