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Sing Your Heart Out

November 6 @ 4:00 pm - November 8 @ 2:00 pm

$150.00 – $580.00
Tony Backhouse leading a chorus of singers

Composer • Vocal Arranger • Singer • Author Choir • Director • Workshop Leader

Tony Backhouse, BA, B.Mus, is one of the leaders in the Australasian a cappella movement.

He founded Australia’s foremost a cappella gospel choirCafé of the Gate of Salvation in 1986 and directed it for 21 years. He arranged and composed the bulk of their repertoire and still writes music regularly for them. He founded a cappella choir the Honeybees and has directed and sung with the reclusive male a cappella group the Heavenly Light Quartet since 1996. 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.

What he does:

Vocal workshops (Black gospel and other funky stuff) in:
Australia
New Zealand UK
Canada France

“Backhouse is Australasia’s premier arranger and teacher of a cappella gospel. Tim Finn says he is quite simply the finest vocal arranger he knows and Sam Neill reckons he’s a national treasure.”
-Roi Colbert, New Zealand Listener

“Tony Backhouse has been, and continues to be, a major influence on music in Sydney and beyond. The a cappella revival is almost entirely due to him.”

-Martin Wesley-Smith, composer, Australia

“Tony Backhouse’s voice can be heard several times on The Cafe of the Gate of Salvation and each time he manages to cleverly shape otherwise simple melodic lines. He’s very effective at blending into the ensemble and then appearing again, wrapping around notes, gliding above the sopranos, growling between the tenors and baritones. Few ensemble leaders have as clear an understanding of their group’s sonic spectrum, and how their voice fits within as a soloist.”
-Contemporary Acappella Society of America

Details

Start:
November 6 @ 4:00 pm
End:
November 8 @ 2:00 pm
Cost:
$150.00 – $580.00
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Venue

Mana Retreat Centre
608 Manaia Road, State Highway 25, RD1
Coromandel, 3581 New Zealand
Phone:
+64 7 866 8972
Website:
www.manaretreat.com

Other

Course Number
1622

Tickets

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Tuition collected on behalf of Tony Backhouse (required)
$ 150.00
Unlimited
Shared Room Accommodation and Meals
$ 290.00
32 available
Single Room Accommodation and Meals
$ 350.00
0 available
Sold Out
Double Bed Accommodation and Meals (for 2 people)
Includes 1 double bed and meals for 2 people
$ 580.00
4 available
Camping and Meals
Guests provide their own camping equipment.
$ 210.00
Unlimited
Commuter Rate (for guests staying off-site)
Includes use of facilities, unlimited teas/coffees, lunches and dinners daily
$ 160.00
Unlimited

Guidelines

Payment is required in full at the time of booking, by credit or debit card, or direct bank transfer using our secure POLi payment gateway.

We draw special attention to two of our guidelines before registration: Mana provides lacto-ovo vegetarian food only, this means no fish or chicken and is an alcohol and drug free environment.

 

Cancellation Policy

This group requires a minimum number of participants to go ahead, if that number is not reached we reserve the right to cancel the event.

Should you, for any reason, decide to cancel your registration, please note our cancellation policy :

  • 30 days or more prior to the start of an event, a refund will be made less a $50 administrative fee, and your spot will be offered to someone else.
  • 10 – 29 days prior to the start of an event, a refund will be made less a $200 administrative fee. Event bookings less than $200 receive no refund.
  • 0-9 days prior to the start of an event, no refund will be made.
  • These policies are reassessed in certain circumstances.

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