Voices of Spirit 2022

Intensive courses, workshops and events to participate in

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

 

Information will be added on an ongoing basis.

Intensive courses

Ensemble coaching

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.


  • Time: 4 days| 25.5. – 28.5.2022


  • 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

Details

Barnaby Smith

SOLD OUT

The Master Class in Conducting with Barnaby Smith offers dedicated choir 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.


  • time: 4 days | 25.5. – 28.5.2022


  • Course location: Schloss St. Martin, Graz


  • Participation fee: 250 Eur per person | 150 Eur students (<27 y.)


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

Details

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.


  • time: 3 days |26.5. – 28.5.2022


  • Course location: Musikgymnasium Dreihackengasse, Graz


  • Participation fee: 20 € per singer


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

Details

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.


  • Time: 3 days| 25.5. – 27.5.2022


  • Course location: Johann Joseph Fux Conservatory, Graz


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


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

Details

SOLD OUT

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 tubes.


  • Time: 3 days | 25.-27.5.2022


  • Course location: Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium, Graz


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


  • Final concert: Fri. 27. May | 22:00 | tubes, Graz

Details

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: 50 € per person


  • Final concert: Fri. 27. May | 22:00 | tubes, Graz

Details

Sebastian Meixner Portrait

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 members of the choir association and students <27 yrs.)

Details

Workshops Thursday May 26th

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 through exercises.


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


  • Course location: Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium, Graz


  • Participation fee: 15 € per person

Details

Teilnehmerinnen eines Workshops

More information to follow.


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


  • Course location: Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium, Graz


  • Participation fee: 15 € per person

 

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 participants to include this ingenious music in their concert programs even more than before.


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


  • Course location: Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium, Graz


  • Participation fee: 15 € per person

Details

Workshop mit 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… there may be something to discover here.


  • Time: Thu. 26.5.2022 | 12:40 – 13:30


  • Course location: Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium, Graz


  • Participation fee: 15 € per person

Details

Teilnehmerinnen eines Workshops

More information to follow.


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


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


  • Participation fee: 15 € per person

Details

Teilnehmerinnen eines Workshops

More information to follow.


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


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


  • Participation fee: 15 € per person

 

Teilnehmerinnen eines Workshops

More information to follow.


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


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


  • Participation fee: 15 € per person

 

Workshops Friday May 27th

Teilnehmerinnen eines Workshops

More information to follow.


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


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


  • Participation fee: 15 € per person

 

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: Singing naturally – of course!


Time: Fri. 27.5.2022 | 10:30 – 11:20


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


Participation fee: 15 € per person

Details

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.


Time: Fri. 27.5.2022 | 11:40 – 12:30


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


Participation fee: 15 € per person

Details

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.


Time: Fri. 27.5.2022 | 12:40 – 13:20


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


Participation fee: 15 € per person

Details

chorBeispielfoto

Workshop with Raimonda Skabeikaitė


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


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


  • Participation fee: 15 € per person

Details

vesna petkovic (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.


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


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


  • Participation fee: 15 € per person

Details

Teilnehmerinnen eines Workshops

More information to follow.


  • Time: 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

Intensive courses (Wed/Thu – Fri/Sat)

INTENSIVE COURSE

Ensemble Coaching
with VOCES8

Wed. 25. – Sat. 28. May

VOCES8
  • Time: Wed: 14:00-18:00, Thu: 13:30-16:30, Fri: 9:00-18:00

  • Course location: Schloss St. Martin, Graz

  • Participation fee: 150 € per person (120 € students < 27 yrs.) / max. 1.000 € per ensemble

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

Details

INTENSIVE COURSE

Masterclass Conducting
Barnaby Smith

sold out

Wed. 25. – Sat. 28. May

Barnaby Smith
  • 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 < 27 yrs.)

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

Details

INTENSIVE COURSE

Workshop for children’s and youth choirs
Paul Smith

Thu. 26. – Sat. 28. May

Workshop mit Paul Smith
  • Time: full day

  • Course location: Musikgymnasium Graz

  • Participatin fee: 20 € per singer

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

Details

INTENSIVE COURSE

Arranging workshop
Carsten Gerlitz

Wed. 25. – Fri. 27. May

carsten gerlitz
  • 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 Conservatory, Graz

  • Participation fee: 200 € per person (150 € students < 27 yrs.)

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

Details

INTENSIVE COURSE

Jazz singing
Simone Kopmajer

sold out

Wed. 25. – Fri. 27. May

  • Time: full day

  • Course location: Johann Joseph Fux Conservatory, Graz

  • Participation fee: 200 € per person (150 students < 27 yrs.)

  • Final concert: Fri. May 27. | 22:00 | Tubes cafe

Details

XL-WORKSHOP

Beatboxing for advanced

Fri. 27. May

Ivory Parker

Ivory Parker Portrait
  • Time: 14:30 – 17:30

  • Course location: Johann Joseph Fux Conservatory, Graz

  • Participation fee: 40.- Euro per person

  • number of participants: max. 10 persons

  • Final concert: Fri. May 27. | 22:00 | Tubes cafe

Details

XL-WORKSHOP

Basic course in choral conducting for beginners

Fri. 27. May

Mag. Sebastian Meixner

Sebastian Meixner
  • Time: 9:30 – 13:20

  • Course location: Johann Joseph Fux Conservatory, Graz

  • Participation fee: 40 € per person (30 € members of Chorverband Stmk. and students <27 yrs.)

  • number of participants: max. 10 persons

Details

Workshops Thursday 26. 5. 2022

WORKSHOP

with livestream

The perfect choir sound

Thu. 26. May

Birgitta Wetzl

  • Time: 9:30 – 10:20

  • Course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Conservatory

  • Participation fee: 15 € per person

Details

WORKSHOP

with livestream

Fascination of Carinthian Song

Thu. 26. May

Stefan Gruber

Teilnehmerinnen eines Workshops
  • Time: 10:30 – 11:20

  • Course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Conservatory

  • Participation fee: 15 € per person

more info will follow…

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 Conservatory

  • Teilnahmegebühr: 15 € pro Person

Details

WORKSHOP

with livestream

Reading Session

Thu. 26. May

Carsten Gerlitz

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

  • Course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Conservatory

  • Participation fee: 15 € per person

Details

WORKSHOP

with livestream

Singing through the generations

Thu. 26. May

Stanko Polzer

Teilnehmerinnen eines Workshops
  • Time: 14:30 – 15:20

  • Course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Conservatory

  • Participation fee: 15 € per person

more info will follow…

WORKSHOP

with livestream

New songbook for children

Thu. 26. May

Andreas Salzbrunn

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

  • Course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Conservatory

  • Participation fee: 15 € per person

more info will follow…

WORKSHOP

with livestream

Choral music from Slovenia

Thu. 26. May

Ambroz Copi

Teilnehmerinnen eines Workshops
  • Time: 16:40 – 17:30

  • Course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Conservatory

  • Participation fee: 15 € per person

more info will follow…

Workshops Friday 27. 5. 2022

WORKSHOP

with livestream

Pop Choir

Fri. 27. May

Patrick Thurner

Teilnehmerinnen eines Workshops
  • Time: 9:30 – 10:20

  • Course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Conservatory

  • Participation fee: 15 € per person

more info will follow…

WORKSHOP

with livestream

Naturally Singing

Fri. 27. May

Marieluise Marchel

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

  • Course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Conservatory

  • 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 Conservatory

  • 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 Conservatory

  • Participation fee: 15 € per person

Details

WORKSHOP

with livestream

Vocal improvisation

Fri. 27. May

Raimonda Skabeikaite

 

Teilnehmerinnen eines Workshops
  • Time: 14:30 – 15:20

  • Course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Conservatory

  • Participation fee: 15 € per person

Details

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 Conservatory

  • Participation fee: 15 € per person

Details

WORKSHOP

with livestream

Ukrainian Choral Music

Fri. 27. May

NN

Teilnehmerinnen eines Workshops
  • Time: 16:40 – 17:30

  • Course location: Fux-Saal, Johann Joseph Fux Conservatory

  • Participation fee: 15 € per person

more info will follow…

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 7 concerts (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)

 

>> to the concerts