Voices of Spirit 2022

Intensive courses, workshops and events to participate in

Also in 2022 Voices of Spirit offers a comprehensive program to participate. Trying new things, improving skills, pushing boundaries and having lots of fun – that’s the focus of our intensive courses and workshops .

Information will be added on an ongoing basis.

intensive courses

Workshop für Ensembles

During this four-day workshop, the participating ensembles will work intensively on sound quality and interpretation of selected pieces. They will be accompanied and coached by one of the best vocal ensembles of today: VOCES8. The workshop will end with a joint concert with VOCES8 in the beautiful ambience of the Minoritensaal..


  • date: 25.5. – 28.5.2022 | Wed. 14:00-18:00, Thu. 9:00-16:30, Fri. 9:00-18:00


  • course location: Schloss St. Martin, Graz


  • participation fee: 150 Eur per person | 120 Eur students (<27 y.) | max. 1.000 Eur per ensemble


  • final concert: Sat. 28. May | 21:00 | Minoritensaal, Graz

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Barnaby Smith

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The Conducting Master Class with Barnaby Smith offers dedicated choral conductors the opportunity to hone their choral conducting skills in theory and practice. You can expect instructive and exciting days under professional supervision, crowned by a brilliant final concert in a unique ambience.


  • date: 25.5. – 28.5.2022 | Wed. 14:00-18:00, Thu. 9:00-16:30, Fri. 9:00-18:00


  • course location: Schloss St. Martin, Graz


  • participation fee: 250 Eur perpPerson | 150 Eur students (<27 y.)


  • final concert: Sat. 28. Mai | 20:00 | Minoritensaal, Graz

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Workshop mit Paul Smith

Three days of fun and lots of cool music. That’s what you can expect at the workshop with Paul Smith. Using the VOCES8 method he developed, he will work with the children on a varied program of pieces ranging from early music to African tunes and pop songs. The focus is on sound work in the tradition of English choral music and rhythmic work using body percussion. After the exciting and intensive rehearsals, the result will be presented together with VOCES8 in the Minoritensaal, one of the most beautiful concert halls in Graz.


  • date: 26.5. – 28.5.2022 | Thu. 9:30-17:30, Fri. 9:30-17:30


  • course location: Musikgymnasium Dreihackengasse, Graz


  • participation fee: 20 € per singer


  • final concert: Sat. 28. May | 16:00 | Minoritensaal, Graz

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Arranging for choir: How do I get started? In this four-day intensive course, participants will receive valuable tips from renowned Berlin composer, arranger and choir director Carsten Gerlitz. During the practice-oriented workshop, the resulting arrangements can be tried out with a studio choir. At a final concert on Friday evening in the Minoritensaal, the participants can present their arrangements to the audience.


  • date: 25.5. – 27.5.2022 | Wed. 18:00-21:00, Thu. 9:00-12:00, 15:00-18:00, Fri. 9:30-15:30


  • course location: Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium, Graz


  • participation fee: 200 € per person (150 € students <27 y.)


  • final concert: Fri. 27. May | 18:00 | Minoritensaal, Graz

Details

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


  • date: 25.-27.5. | Wed. 14:00-18:00, Thu. 9:00-17:30, Fri. 9:30-17:30


  • course location: Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium, Graz


  • participation fee: 200 € per person (150 € students <27 y.)


  • final concert: Fri. 27. May | 22:00 | TUBE’S, Graz

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Ivory Parker Portrait

Improve your own sounds and get practical tips from the pros – this and more is what this three-hour intensive workshop with beatboxer Ivory Parker has to offer.


  • time: 27.5.2022 | 14:30 – 17:30


  • course location: Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium, Graz


  • participation fee: 40 € per person


  • final concert: Fri. 27. May | 22:00 | TUBE’S, Graz

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Sebastian Meixner Portrait

XL-Workshop with Sebastian Meixner

This four-hour workshop offers anyone interested a unique opportunity to get a taste of the basics of choral conducting. If you would like to “switch sides” or simply try out conducting, this is the right basic course for you.


  • Time: 27.5.2022 | 9:30 – 13:20


  • Course location: Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium, Graz


  • Participation fee: 40 € per person (30 € for students <27 yrs.)

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workshops Thursday 26.5.

Workshop with Birgitta Wetzl

Choral sounds adapted to the desired genre – that’s what this exciting workshop with Birgitta Wetzl is all about. Pop should not sound like classical music, musical not like folk music and old music not like romantic! Each genre has its own special sound qualities, which can be learned by each singer with the help of exercises.


  • date: Thu. 26.5.2022 | 9:30 – 10:20


  • course location: Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium, Graz


  • participation fee: 15 € per person

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stefan gruber

Workshop with Stefan Gruber

The whole variety of the Carinthian folk song treasure. In the form of a reading session, the individual pieces are briefly introduced, special features of the old and new Carinthian songs are presented and tips for interpretation are passed on.


  • date: Thu. 26.5.2022 | 10:30 – 11:20


  • course location: Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium, Graz


  • participation fee: 15 € per person

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Workshop with Michael Schadler, BA MA

On the 350th anniversary of Heinrich Schütz’s death, the choral conductor, organist and church musician Michael Schadler, together with singers from the Graz Vocal Ensemble, will present exemplary vocal compositions by the grand master of musical rhetoric. Participants will be invited to trace the close connection between words and music in Schütz’s music while singing. Practical performance tips will round off the workshop and encourage the participants to put this ingenious music on their concert programs even more than before.


  • date: Thu. 26.5.2022 | 11:40 – 12:30


  • course location: Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium, Graz


  • participation fee: 15 € per person

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Workshop with Carsten Gerlitz

In a reading session, choir directors and interested singers should get to know as many new arrangements as possible in a short time. We will give each piece seven minutes, including some considerations for your own rehearsal: What are the hard parts? What do I pay special attention to? What do I start the rehearsal with? What is the form, the idea of the piece? And then we sing it, sometimes in its entirety, sometimes in excerpts. New fodder for my choir… maybe there is something to discover here.


  • date: Thu 26.5.2022 | 12:40 – 13:30


  • course location: Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium, Graz


  • participation fee: 15 € pro Person

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stanko polzer

Workshop mit Stanko Polzer

Singen through the generations


  • date: Thu. 26.5.2022 | 14:30 – 15:20


  • course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium, Graz


  • participation fee: 15 € per person

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podiumsgespraech

with Karl Gerhard Straßl, Lorenz Maierhofer, Miriam Ahrer, Franz M. Herzog


  • date: Thu. 26.5.2022 | 15:30 – 16:20


  • course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium, Graz


  • participation fee: free

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ambroz copi

Workshop mit Ambroz Copi

Choir music from Slovenia


  • date: Thu. 26.5.2022 | 16:40 – 17:30


  • course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium, Graz


  • participation fee: 15 € per person

 

workshops Friday 27.5.

Teilnehmerinnen eines Workshops

Workshop with Patrick Thurner

In this Workshop we will look at the basics of an authentic pop choir. What does a pop choir sound like? What does a pop choir look like? What does a pop choir feel like? Basic tips and tricks to work on sound, performance/staging and groove.


  • date: Fri. 27.5.2022 | 9:30 – 10:20


  • course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium, Graz


  • participation fee: 15 € per person

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marieluise marchel Foto: Roland Marx

Foto: Roland Marx

Workshop with Marieluise Marchel

Let the voice run free and just sing! What is completely natural as a child, we unlearn in the course of our lives. Why is that? And above all, how can we correct it? These and many other exciting questions are the focus of the workshop with vocal coach and singer Marieluise Marchel. Rediscovering the voice as a natural instrument, motivating, strengthening and implementing it in practical work with the choir: Sing, naturally – sing naturally.


date: Fri. 27.5.2022 | 10:30 – 11:20


course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium, Graz


participation fee: 15 € per person

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Beispiel Roaring Sixties

Workshop with Edgar Wolf

Choral singing in the third stage of life. This means moments of happiness and challenges in equal measure. In this workshop, participants will receive practical tips on singing and rehearsing with a choir in the “Roaring Sixties”, as well as practical assistance and the right choice of literature for what is perhaps the most enjoyable time of a choir’s life.


date: Fri. 27.5.2022 | 11:40 – 12:30


course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium, Graz


participation fee: 15 € per person

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Ivory Parker Portrait

Workshop with Ivory Parker

Who hasn’t wanted to try out how beatboxing actually works? In this workshop, everyone can tickle the beat out of their own voice, under the guidance of a full professional of the genre: Ivory Parker.


date: Fri. 27.5.2022 | 12:40 – 13:20


course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium, Graz


  • participation fee: 15 € per person

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Workshop with Mara Probst

In this workshop, the creativity of the choir director is to be promoted in a special form of improvisation with singers. The goal of the workshop is that the participants develop concepts for vocal improvisation in a short time – and can try them out directly in the workshop.


  • date: Fri. 27.5.2022 | 14:30 – 15:20


  • course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium, Graz


  • participation fee: 15 € per person

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vesna petković (c) Johannes Gellner

Workshop with Vesna Petković

In this workshop, the name says it all: Serbian-born and renowned jazz singer Vesna Petković takes participants on an interactive journey full of musical discoveries. No more shying away from odd rhythms! A workshop – spirited and touching – like the music of the Balkans itself.


  • date: Fri. 27.5.2022 | 15:30 – 16:20


  • course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium, Graz


  • participation fee: 15 € per person

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Teilnehmerinnen eines Workshops

more information to follow.


  • Termin: Fri. 27.5.2022 | 16:40 – 17:30


  • course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium, Graz


  • participation fee: 15 € per person

 

intensive courses (Wed/Thu – Fri/Sat)
Workshops Thursday 26.5.2022
Workshops Friday 27.5.2022
Workshops Saturday 28.5.2022

Intensive courses (Wed/Thu – Fri/Sat)

INTENSIVE COURSE

Ensemble coaching
VOCES8

Wed. 25. – Sat 28. May

VOCES8
  • course time: Wed: 14:00-18:00, Thu: 9:00-16:30, Fri: 9:00-18:00

  • course location: Schloss St. Martin, Graz

  • participation fee: 150 € per person (120 € students up to 27 y.) / max. 1.000 € per ensemble

  • final concert: Sat. 28. May | 21:00 | Minoritensaal, Graz

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INTENSIVE COURSE

Masterclass conducting
Barnaby Smith

sold out

Wed. 25. – Sat 28. May

Barnaby Smith
  • course time: Wed: 14:00-18:00, Thu: 9:00-16:30, Fri: 9:00-18:00

  • course location: Schloss St. Martin, Graz

  • participation fee: 250 € per person (150 € students up to 27 y.)

  • final concert: Sat. 28. May | 20:00 | Minoritensaal. Graz

Details

INTENSIVE COURSE

Workshop for children’s & youth choirs
Paul Smith

Thu. 26. – Sat. 28. May

Workshop mit Paul Smith
  • course time: Thu. 9:30-17:30, Fri. 9:30-17:30

  • course location: Musikgymnasium, Graz

  • participation fee: 20 € per singer

  • final concert: Sat. 28. May | 16:00 | Minoritensaal, Graz

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INTENSIVE COURSE

Choral arranging workshop
Carsten Gerlitz

Wed. 25. – Fri. 27. May

carsten gerlitz
  • course time: Wed. 18:00 – 21:00, Thu: 9:00-12:00+15:00-18:00, Fri: 9:30-15:30

  • course location: Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium

  • participation fee: 200 € per pPerson (150 € students up to 27 y.)

  • final concert: Fri. 27. May | 18:00 | Minoritensaal, Graz

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INTENSIVE COURSE

Jazz singing

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Wed. 25. – Fri. 27. May

Simone Kopmajer

  • course time: Wed: 14:00-18:00, Thu: 9:00-17:30, Fri: 9:30-17:30

  • course location: Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium

  • participation fee: 200 € per person (150 students up to 27 y.)

  • final concert: Fri. 27. May | 22:00 | TUBE’S

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XL-WORKSHOP

Beatboxing for advanced

Fri. 27. May

Ivory Parker

Ivory Parker Portrait
  • course time: 14:30 – 17:30

  • course location: Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium

  • participation fee: 40.- Euro per person

  • final concert: Fri. 27. May | 22:00 | TUBE’S

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XL-WORKSHOP

Basic course choir conducting for beginners

Fri. 27. May

Mag. Sebastian Meixner

Sebastian Meixner
  • course time: 9:30 – 13:20

  • course location: Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium

  • participation fee: 40 € per person (30 € for members of Chorverband and students up to <27 y.)

  • max. participants: 10 persons

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Workshops Thursday 26. 5. 2022

WORKSHOP

with livestream

The perfect choral sound

Thu. 26. May

Birgitta Wetzl

  • time: 9:30 – 10:20

  • course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium

  • participation fee: 15 € per person

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WORKSHOP

with livestream

Fascination Carinthian Song

Thu. 26. May

Stefan Gruber

stefan gruber
  • time: 10:30 – 11:20

  • course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium

  • participation fee: 15 € per person

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WORKSHOP

with livestream

Heinrich Schütz: Music that can talk!

Thu. 26. May

Michael Schadler, BA MA

  • time: 11:40 – 12:30

  • course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium

  • participation fee: 15 € per person

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WORKSHOP

with livestream

Reading Session

Thu. 26. May

Carsten Gerlitz

carsten gerlitz
  • time: 12:40 – 13:20

  • course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium

  • participation fee: 15 € per person

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WORKSHOP

with livestream

Singing through the generations

Thu. 26. May

Stanko Polzer

stanko polzer
  • time: 14:30 – 15:20

  • course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium

  • participation fee: 15 € per person

more information to follow…

WORKSHOP

with livestream

New impulses and perspectives for choral singing – panel discussion

Thu. 26. May

Karl Gerhard Straßl, Lorenz Maierhofer, Miriam Ahrer, Franz M. Herzog

Teilnehmerinnen eines Workshops
  • time: 15:30 – 16:20

  • course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium

  • participation fee: free
Details

WORKSHOP

with livestream

Choir music from Slovenia

Thu. 26. May

Ambroz Copi

ambroz copi
  • time: 16:40 – 17:30

  • course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium

  • participation fee: 15 € per person

more information to follow…

Workshops Friday 27. 5. 2022

WORKSHOP

with livestream

Pop Choir

Fri. 27. May

Patrick Thurner

patrick thurner
  • time: 9:30 – 10:20

  • course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium

  • participation fee: 15 € per person

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WORKSHOP

with livestream

Singing naturally!

Fri. 27. May

Marieluise Marchel

marieluise marchel Foto: Roland Marx
  • time: 10:30 – 11:20

  • course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium

  • participation fee: 15 € per person

Details

WORKSHOP

with livestream

The Roaring Sixties

Fri. 27. May

Edgar Wolf

Beispiel Roaring Sixties
  • time: 11:40 – 12:30

  • course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium

  • participation fee: 15 € per person

Details

WORKSHOP

with livestream

Beatboxing for beginners

Fri. 27. May

Ivory Parker

Ivory Parker Portrait
  • time: 12:40 – 13:20

  • course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium

  • participation fee: 15 € per person

Details

WORKSHOP

with livestream

Vocal improvisation

Fri. 27. May

Mara Probst

 

mara probst
  • time: 14:30 – 15:20

  • course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium

  • participation fee: 15 € per person

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WORKSHOP

with livestream

Balkan Express

Fri. 27. May

Vesna Petković

 

vesna petkovic (c) Johannes Gellner
  • time: 15:30 – 16:20

  • course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium

  • participation fee: 15 € per person

Details

WORKSHOP

with livestream

Chormusik from Ukraine

Fri. 27. May

Oleksandra Polytsia

oleksandra polytsia
  • time: 16:40 – 17:30

  • course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium

  • participation fee: 15 € per person

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Festival ticket packages

With our festival ticket packages you get access to all workshops and concerts. Choose from one of the four options and benefit from a great music experience at a great price!

general pass

165,00
  • all 14 workshops (Thu+Fri)
  • + all 7concerts (Thu-Sat)
  • + Choral Morning (Sat)

concert pass

105,00
  • all 7 concerts (Thu-Sat)
  • + Choral Morning (Sat)

workshop pass

95,00
  • all 14 workshops (Thu+Fri)
  • + Choral Morning (Sat)

streaming pass

30,00
  • all 14 workshop livestreams (Thu+Fri)
  • + Choral Morning livestream (Sat)

 

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