Festival of Summer Voices

The Power of One (by audition)

Leading vocal ensembles such as The Kings Singers, VOCES8, I Fagiolini and Chanticleer are living proof that singing ‘one-voice-per-part’ can be an exciting and rewarding ensemble experience.  This workshop will give selected participants an opportunity to develop their ensemble, vocal and musical skills and confidence through guided participation in small ‘one-singer-per-part’ ensembles.  Repertoire will include a range of English and European madrigals – together with a selection of other more contemporary repertoire.  Singers will focus on a range of ensemble skills such as intonation, independent and uniform phrasing, blend, balance, ensemble responsibility and the art of ‘musical conversation’.


Carl Crossin OAM is passionate about small ensemble singing and has been directing high-level vocal ensembles and chamber choirs for much of his professional life.  Through his work over the past 40 years with a wide range of chamber choirs and vocal ensembles, including the multi-award winning Adelaide Chamber Singers, Carl has developed a strong understanding of the challenges and rewards of one-voice-per-part ensemble singing.