Barbershop Harmony Australia

Festival News - Issue 1 - April 2019

Wed, 10 Apr 2019

WHAT MAKES THIS YEAR’S EVENT A “FESTIVAL”?

WHAT MAKES THIS YEAR’S EVENT A “FESTIVAL”?
Type of post: Festival News
Status: Current
Date Posted: Wed, 10 Apr 2019

This year we are offering a diverse program that celebrates barbershop culture and will connect more intimately with the broader Hobart community.  Because of this we have chosen to call this year’s event a “Festival” - a celebration, rather than use the term “Convention” which has insular connotations.

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.

Here is a snapshot of all the new activities:


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.

  • 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.

2pm to 4.30pm Cascade Brewery  - Beer School and singing opportunity. Register your interest here

7pm to 9.30pm Community Pub Chorus at a city hotel (led by Alex Morris with the Electric Barbercats). All delegates welcome to join locals for an enthusiastic barbershop sing along. Register here


Wednesday 18 September
10am to 4pm     City Pop-Ups (choruses and quartets singing in city venues) Register here

2pm to 4.30pm Workshop - Everyone Singing in Harmony Chorus. Delegates are invited to share the joy of barbershop with local singers. Register here


Sunday 22 September
10am to 11.30am             Farm Gate Market Pop-Ups. Register here

Of course, as a contest delegate, you can also participate in all the traditional activities you enjoy:
Harmony Academy, John Little Show, Chorus Corral, Massed Sing, Sing with the Champs, Youth Workshop and, of course, the Contests!


REGISTER NOW!
Registrations are now open so why not head to the Festival website or register here
As part of the registration process you can also register for Harmony Academy and pre-order Festival merchandise.


CONTESTANT’S PACKAGE

CONTESTANT’S PACKAGE
Type of post: Festival News
Status: Current
Date Posted: Wed, 10 Apr 2019

Each contestant will be entitled to a “Contestant’s Package” which provides the following benefits:

  • Downloadable digital photographs of your ensemble
  • A link to a video of your performance soon after you contest
  • Free access to the webcast

To cover these costs and subsidise the general costs of running the Contest, the Contest entry fees are increasing this year and have been set as follows:

Quartet                            $160

Small Chorus                    $280 (< or = 16 members excluding MD)

Medium Chorus                 $330 (17 to 30 members excluding MD)

Large Chorus                    $380 (> or = 31 members excluding MD)               

Festival Contest entry will open in late May 2019 soon after all regional contests are completed.


ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION
Type of post: Festival News
Status: Current
Date Posted: Wed, 10 Apr 2019

There are still some rooms available at Festival headquarters – Wrest Point Hotel - however, availability is reducing fast. An easy process for booking your accommodation has been set up here, however, if you want to make a bulk booking for your Ensemble, it is best to phone the Wrest Point Hotel directly on 03 6221 1888 or free call 1800 030 611. Make sure you tell them you’re a BHA member!

There are other accommodation options available which are conveniently located on the Festival website