Join in a whole day of learning, singing and complete the Festival of Voices Weekend with a Finale Performance Concert for friends and family.
Voices Co. director and arranger Julian Hay and Hanmer Sings’ Choir director Rosalind Kelly join the Festival of Voices leadership team to teach and prepare singers for the Festival of Voices Finale. Experience learning a variety of songs and engaging with the teaching styles of song & choir leaders on a mission – sharing the joy of music and singing.
Julian Hay – Voices Co. With Voices Co. recently taking out the win on TV1’s ‘the Naked Choir’, Julian is a leading light in the national contemporary a cappella scene and his innovative and meticulous arrangements have become a trademark of Voices Co.
With a MusB in Composition as well as his DipABRSM in Performance, Julian is a sought after arranger, vocal tutor and music communicator. A staunch advocate for the importance of ensemble singing, his knack for combining music and education is both inspiring and infectious.
Alongside his current work with Voices Co. Julian has spent the past 10 years as a tertiary tutor specialising in Contemporary Voice, more recently as a vocal tutor at NZ’s National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts (NASDA), runs a growing private vocal practice, and is a self-confessed coffee addict.
Jillie Toogood – Jabulani. Jillie has been leading groups for over twelve years and has been involved in weekly improvisation playshops, performance choirs and choirs just for fun. She has also taken a support role in a singing program offered at the Christchurch Women’s Prison.
As a member of the English based, Natural Voice Network, she believes that it is everybody’s birthright to sing. Her love of improvisation has been her long-time passion and she loves to share this ‘playtime’ with others.
Rosalind Kelly – Hanmer Sings Rosalind loves living in Hanmer Springs! She is passionate about all things music and in particular she loves building people’s confidence through music and drama. Rosalind teaches piano, singing and speech lessons and takes drama and musical theatre classes. She founded and runs both the local adults choir, Hanmer Sings and the children’s choir, Spark! Rosalind has directed, musical directed and choreographed three of the past four shows with Amuri Players, the local theatre group. She thrives on seeing her students enjoy themselves and shine as they push out of their comfort zones!
Lisa Tui Jonathan – Bright on Vibes. Singer-songwriter, choir director and singing teacher, Lisa Tui has taught and facilitated singing for 17 years. Her passion is assisting in the creative endeavours of others as well as pursuing her own writing and performing by studying music pedagogy at Otago University, completing training in Adult Education and throwing herself into learning situations to keep her honest. Along with completing her performing arts training at NASDA, Lisa’s vocal studies have included Voicecraft International Complete and her work has been filmed in the NZ Documentary ‘Singing with Conviction’. Music theatre productions, Jazz and Folk Festivals, bands and recordings have all been part of her background as a vocalist and songwriter with 5 independent releases in 2017. www.lisatui.com.
Ticket price: $90
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