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Tweed songsters give locals a treat
Tweed Coast choir, the Voice Weavers, are giving locals a preview of the program they'll soon be taking to the Hobart Festival of Voices in Tasmania. The choir is excited to be travelling to Tasmania in July, joining with other vocal ensembles from Australia and overseas. But if you can't make it Tassie, then you can catch them before they leave at the Tweed Heads Civic Centre on June 2nd at 7pm.
Voice Weavers Tweed Heads concert tickets
14th annual Hobart Festival of Voices Visiting choirs will continue the established tradition of presenting the popular Pop-Up series, as well as participating in the Singers' Lounge. Indoor performance venues for the Pop-Ups include many leading hotels, MONA, Hobart International Airport, the Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), shopping centres, and outdoor venues include Salamanca Market, Salamanca Square, Elizabeth Street Mall, Farm Gate Market and the Red Decker Bus.
This is Tasmania's original marquee winter event. It is Australia's premier celebration of the voice. It started in 2004 as something to warm the heart of Hobart in the middle of winter, so somebody thought to light a bonfire in the middle of the city and have a sing-along. The idea caught on, and today FoV attracts audiences of 30,000 people over a two-week period in July.
Hobart Festival of Voice bonfire
The iconic image of the festival is thousands of people singing around a bonfire. This is always a highlight and reflects the core aim of the festival to bring people together, not just as observers but as participants as well.
The free Big Sing Bonfire event in Salamanca attracts up to 5,000 people. By day there are the dozens of pop-up choir performances in and around the streets and public spaces of Hobart and surrounds. Many of these are performed by visiting choirs who come to the festival just so they can sing.