Capricorn Gospel Choir Tony Backhouse Workshop
The Tony Backhouse Capricorn Gospel Choir Workshop has been made possible with the support of the Livingstone Shire Councils’ Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grant.
TONY BACKHOUSE WORKSHOP DATES: 8-10 JUNE 2018
Internationally acclaimed leader in the Australasian a cappella movement is coming to Yeppoon. The Capricorn Gospel Choir has confirmed they are staging a three-day workshop here on the Capricorn Coast with the illustrious master of cappella, Mr Tony Backhouse.
In demand for his inspiring teaching style, Tony has run more than 2000 vocal workshops throughout the world for the public, for festivals, schools, universities, churches, organisations and corporate training events. Tim Finn (Split Enz and Cowded House fame) states that Tony Backhouse "is quite simply the best vocal arranger I know”. This is testament to Tony's pre-eminence as an arranger and teacher of this acapella form.
His career achievements highlight his popularity and Backhouse has performed in many festivals including, Womadelaide, Womad New Zealand, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, WLOK Stone Soul Music, Memphis, East Coast blues and Roots Festival (Byron Bay), West Coast Sacred Music Festival (Vancouver), West Coast A cappella Summit (San Francisco), World Choral Symposium, Sydney, Jazz-en-Souillac (France), Festival of Voices (Tasmania) and the Roses Blues and Jazz Festival (Spain) to name a few.
CAPRICORN GOSPEL CHOIR
We are adults who love to sing. Beginning with 4 members we have grown under the encouragement and musical direction of Jakki King to over 65 people. We are a community access choir that began life in March 2015 just after cyclone Macia.
There is no audition, no need to read music (we use the I sing/ you sing method common in an aural tradition) and it is free for adults to attend our Thursday night sessions.
Our emphasis is on fun and enjoyment of the music and each other while seeking to develop an understanding of the music and skill in our delivery.
We have performed at Carols by the Beach, Festival of the winds, Village Festival, nursing home and most notably flashmob with Santa at Keppel plaza (3 times so far).
You can visit the Capricorn Gospel Choir on facebook.