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May 27, 2021


Festival of Voices 2021

The Tasmanian Songbook Project

What are the songs that define us? What do songs about Tasmania say about us? What are the stories we tell through song? This year’s Festival of Voices sees the beginning of a special project where we’ll amplify the legacy of Tasmanian songs and songwriters that are a part of our cultural soundscape and history.

Musical Director, Scott Targett, has assembled a stellar line-up of  performers to celebrate our ever-evolving Tasmanian songbook – The Wolfe Brothers, Glenn Richards, Shane Howard, Monique Brumby, EWAH, Jed Appleton, Kartanya Maynard, Seth Henderson with Jethro Pickett and Casey Kostiuk.. You will hear both familiar and forgotten songs that were part of our lives spanning over five decades, as well as more recent work from our rising stars.

Katie Noonan and AVÉ at Festival of Voices

(Australian Vocal Ensemble)

After many year’s of planning, Katie Noonan is thrilled to announce the launch of AVÉ (Australian Vocal Ensemble) in 2021. A world class vocal quartet combining four of Australia’s finest vocalists are embarking on recording their debut album and their first national tour this year. The quartet sees Katie joined by three extraordinary, internationally renowned artists –

Tenor Andrew Goodwin (Sydney),

Mezzo-Soprano Fiona Campbell (Perth)

and Baritone Andrew O’Connor (Perth and Sydney).

Their repertoire, like our Australian culture, will be a unique blend of the old and the new:

The OLD – the glorious spiritual music of the late Renaissance and the early Baroque – the golden age of vocal polyphonic writing.

The NEW – modern music of the 20th and 21st Century, with a particular focus on new Australian music. Every program will feature new Australian works and engagement with our First Nations People.

Covid-19 Safety Information

One thing is certain – your wellbeing and safety at our festival. We are regularly being updated and in communication with government to ensure that we are providing you with the most up to date information. Please refer to our website for the latest updates.


Festival of Voices Board Chair and Directors

Festival of Voices (FoV) was founded in 2004 and is Tasmania’s original marquee cultural winter event. It incorporates Australia’s pre-eminent choral festival, a contemporary music festival, a regional activator, and Australia’s biggest winter singing school. Attracting around 30,000 participants annually it aims to spread joy and improve lives through singing.

The festival is actively seeking expressions of interest for Festival Chair and potential Directors

Both the Chair, and potential directors, will have a variety of skills which may include business connections, fundraising, arts/cultural, finance and risk, marketing/PR, governance and/or tourism/events as examples. All will have confidence in being able to continue the strategy and success of FoV and provide positive representation within the community.

Be a part of this successful annual event on the Tasmanian cultural calendar.

If you would like to discuss either the Chair or a Director role further, enquiries can be made only to Peter Murfett of Murfett Management on 0488 444 295 or to

Festival goes Cashless!

In 2021 the festival is going cashless. All Box Office venues and food and beverage vendors will have eftpos facilities to purchase tickets (subject to availability) and refreshments. This decision is in keeping with our Covid safe operations, our security methods and helping to reduce any pesky queues

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