On Saturday, 23rd May 2015, the Gold Coast will become the hub of contemporary a cappella at Voices in Paradise. Just like the blockbuster movie Pitch Perfect, over 100 singers will gather for an all day workshop to train in the art of a cappella. Voices In Paradise Musical Director Jonathan Albertini will lead these singers through the workshop along with 8 internationally renowned a cappella singers from the groups Musical Island Boys and Ginger and Tonic who are flying in for the occasion.
The workshop portion of Voices In Paradise will be held at Griffith University and the Concert will be held at The Arts Centre Gold Coast. During the day of the workshop, the young people develop their skills in four part a cappella harmony, technical vocal production as well as artistic presentation such as choreography, through the expert coaching of these highly experienced educators and performers. After the day of world-class education, the students have the opportunity to perform their work in a large concert and share the stage with champion quartets Musical Island Boys and Ginger and Tonic.
This event is a collaboration between The Blenders Chorus, Griffith University and The Arts Centre Gold Coast. The purpose of Voices In Paradise is to encourage more young singers to get involved in a cappella singing and join a choir. For the past two years the event has been a sell out and the expectations are extremely high for this year’s concert as the line-up will be bigger than ever featuring:
Musical Island Boys | International Gold medallists
Ginger and Tonic | SingFest Champions 2012
The Blenders | Largest All Male Chorus In the Southern Hemisphere
Blenders Youth Chorus | Pan Pacific Youth Champions
Coastal Charisma | Sweet Adelines International Ladies Chorus
Serotonin | Griffith University Mixed A Cappella Choir
Blindside | Pan Pacific Youth Quartet Champions
The event will be held just a few weeks after the first screening of the new movie Pitch Perfect 2. It will be a not to be missed event for all lovers of Pitch Perfect and contemporary a cappella. Registrations for singers wanting to participate close on May 1st and registrations can be made through the Voices In Paradise website www.voicesinparadise.com.au and general ticket sales for the concert are available through The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s website at http://www.theartscentregc.com.au/whats-on/whats-on-items/voices-in-paradise