Voices of Spirit 2022


für chöre

We are looking forward to all choirs and ensembles enriching the festival with their diversity. You can expect great performance opportunities in and around Graz. Sing along at the Long Night of Choirs and other concerts. We will help you organize your choir trip and put together a tailor-made participation package with performances and workshops.

für einzelpersonen

Join the many interactive workshops around choral and vocal music. As an individual, you have the opportunity to participate in the ensemble workshop with VOCES8. Or are you a conductor and want to improve your skills? Then the Masterclass Conducting is waiting for you! Browse through our extensive workshop program here.

Participation options

For ensembles and choirs

ensemble coaching mit voces8

Ensemble Coaching with VOCES8

Work intensively on a selected composition for four days. You will be individually coached as an ensemble by the professionals of VOCES8. Look forward to an intensive workshop and a unique final concert.

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Paket für Chöre

Your choir trip to Graz

You are a choir or ensemble and want to make a choir trip with really great performances? Then check out our package for choirs! Sing along at the Long Night of the Churches, work on a concert with a partner choir or create a mass.

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Long Night Of Choirs

At the grand festival opening on Wednesday evening, numerous choirs and ensembles will transform the city into a brilliant body of sound. Be part of this unique choral experience and perform at special venues in Graz.

Long Night of choirs
Workshop mit Paul Smith

Workshop for children and youth choirs

… with Paul Smith, who is very popular with all young singers! We are happy to have won the former VOCES8 tenor once again for this extraordinary workshop especially for young singers. You can expect two fun workshop days and your own big final concert together with the world stars of VOCES8 in the Minoritensaal.

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Participation options

For individuals

Barnaby Smith

Masterclass Conducting

Hone your choral conducting skills with renowned ensemble director Barnaby Smith (VOCES8). At this exclusive masterclass, you’ll work with a top studio choir toward your own final concert.

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Workshop für Ensembles

Ensemble coaching for individual singers

Even as an individual singer with ensemble experience, you have the opportunity to participate in the ensemble coaching of VOCES8. The individual voices will be formed into your own ensemble and you will be part of the big final concert of the ensembles. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

Details and registration

Jazz singing with Simone Kopmajer

This three-day intensive course focuses on various styles from jazz to gospel to pop. In groups and individual lessons, participants learn microphone technique, stage composing and work on two prepared pieces. The intensive course ends with a groovy concert on Friday evening at the tubes.

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carsten gerlitz

Intensive course arranging for choirs with Carsten Gerlitz

Renowned Berlin composer, arranger and choir director Carsten Gerlitz gives tips on the general approach for choir arrangements. What sounds good and why? How to (re)harmonize appealingly? A practical guide to arranging. The arrangements can be tried out with a studio choir and presented at a final concert.

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More workshops

Look forward to exciting topics to participate in, try out, listen to – either on site or via online transmission. All workshops and courses will be held by selected national and international experts from the choral and music scene.

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