Every 3 years Voice Weavers choir travels internationally to represent Australia in Acappella performances, to learn from other international choirs of the highest calibre and make a cultural exchange with singers from all around the world.
5th - 22nd April 2019
We visited the cities of Osaka, Kyoto, Miyagi, and Tokyo to perform with local choirs and musicians. Highlights included a Music Festival in Osaka, a Charity concert for those affected by the 2011 Tsunami in Miyagi and a Reqium Concert in Tokyo. Check out our tour on Facebook
We encourage everyone to experience the thrill of joining VW on an international tour but we do require singers to meet a level of commitment in learning the music and attending the rehearsals.
Voice Weavers sing at a high standard and we usually have up to 30 songs in our repertoire for our tours. Most of the songs are our traditional pop choral arrangements but we also learn songs native to the countries we visit and frequently sing with local choirs.
Final decision on which songs you are able to sing with the choir rests with the Artistic Director.
Singers wishing to join us on tour need to achieve 100 preparation points
by doing the following:
- 10 points each - Standard Wednesday night rehearsals at Tweed Heads 6:30pm - 9:00pm. We encourage prospective singers to attend as many rehearsals as possible.
- 20 points - Workshop specifically designed for singers joining the tour..
- 30 points - Weekend retreat. Each year VW starts singing again after the Xmas break with a Weekend Retreat in the Numinbah Valley, Fri night to Sunday lunch time. This gives the choir a major head start on the year's learning material and should not be missed, both musically and socially.
- 5 points each - You can qualify individual songs with the Artistic Director. You must sing your part accurately to qualify.
We offer a special membership fee that includes the Weekend Retreat including food, 14 Tour rehearsals, the farewell performance, a VW Polo and walkout hat. This fee is all inclusive, no discounts are available.
In 2016 the choir travelled to Sochi Russia to compete at the World Choir Games
, the Olympics of the choral singing world. To break the journey we went via Beijing and Moscow. Our thanks to the Moscow Oratorio Choir
who hosted our performance at the Hermitage Gardens and joined us on stage for a heart felt performance of Bogoroditse Devo and to Viki Smirnova
who volunteered to give us a behind the scenes tour of Moscow. Hugs to Yulia Akulova our choir wrangler in Sochi.
If you want to get an idea of what we did and saw on our tour, here are a few links to some video compilations made by some of our members.
|Sochi - Russia
||World Choir Games
||Sochi Olympic Village
||Sochi by night
In 2013 the choir travelled to Hoi An, Vietnam for the 3rd Vietnam International Choral Festival.
||Hoi An by night
||Hoi An Resort
In 2010 the choir travelled to Shanghai, China, to sing at the world fair that was being hosted in the city that year.
|Shanghai - China
||Shanghai Shopping 2010
||Voice Weavers 2010