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Public A Cappella Academy Workshops

'There is no purer expression of music than using an instrument which is in-built.' 
– Timothy Wayne-Wright

The A Cappella Academy launched globally at UKARIA in 2022, and is directed by former member of The King’s Singers, Tim Wayne-Wright. Tim created the A Cappella Academy as a place where singers can immerse themselves in the techniques and fine details of this fascinating genre. We are thrilled to welcome VOCES8 as Ensemble-in-Residence in 2024.

Across two mornings in June, Tim will direct two public workshops for singers with a focus on this year's academy theme contemporary a cappella repertoire. During these workshops, the essential topics of accomplished ensemble singing will be explained and explored, including the effective use of a large palette of vocal colours, and detailed work on balance and blend. 

In the last half an hour of each session, VOCES8 will join forces with the participants to perform all workshopped repertoire, putting these newly-developed skills into practice!

Please note that a basic music reading/following ability is required to participate. Scores and learning tracks will be emailed to participants in advance, and professional development certificates are available on request.

THURSDAY 13 JUNE | 10.00AM1.00PM

Workshop 1: The Craft of Jim Clements, VOCES8's Arranger-in-Residence

Kate Rusby, arr. Jim Clements: Underneath the Stars
Mumford & Sons, arr. Jim Clements: Timshel

TICKETS – includes digital sheet music, access to learning tracks if needed, and morning tea

Adult $70 | Concession $65 | Student $35

When booking your tickets, please select your voice type from the drop-down menu.

FRIDAY 14 JUNE | 10.00AM1.00PM

Workshop 2: Contemporary Classics

Eric Whitacre: This Marriage
Jake Runestad: Let My Love Be Heard

TICKETS – includes digital sheet music, access to learning tracks if needed, and morning tea

Adult $80 | Concession $75 | Student $45

When booking your tickets, please select your voice type from the drop-down menu.

Timothy Wayne-Wright

Tim was a member of the GRAMMY award-winning a cappella vocal ensemble The King's Singers for ten years. During that time, he toured the world, singing over 1,500 concerts in some of the world's greatest venues, including London's Royal Albert Hall, Vienna's Musikverein, New York's Carnegie Hall, and the Sydney Opera House. Tim has taught over 500 masterclasses and workshops, imparting chamber music skills and techniques to choirs and instrumentalists across the globe.

Since leaving The King's Singers in 2018, he continues to thrive as part of the choral scene internationally. He's the Artistic Director of CHORALSPACE's Winter and Summer Festivals in Berlin, 2021–2023, and also manages an exciting roster of artists (including The Gesualdo Six) and holds consultancy roles with vocal ensembles in both the UK and Canada. In March 2021, Tim moved to New Zealand with his Kiwi wife and two children.


'VOCES8’s gorgeous sound, impeccable ensemble and intense responsiveness to text, harmony and melodic shape is all of the highest quality. Hearing them sing is a joy.'

BBC Music Magazine

Established in 2005 by brothers Paul and Barnaby Smith, GRAMMY-nominated British vocal ensemble VOCES8 epitomises the magic of a cappella singing. The ensemble’s reputation for world-class performances across a wide range of repertoire has grown exponentially, and in recent years, alongside their live performances, the ensemble has increased its global reach through high quality video production. Their ten LIVE from London festivals, created as a specific response to the pandemic through The VOCES8 Foundation, have sold over 250,000 tickets across the globe.