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Pan Pacific Youth Harmony Festival With Deke Sharon

Pan Pacific Youth Harmony Festival With Deke Sharon

Wed Jul 13th, 2016

Doors open: 10:00 am
Gig starts: 10:00
Entry: All Ages

The Pan Pacific Youth Harmony Festival is a brand new festival celebrating all things a cappella – from 13–14 July 2016, the festival will take over the Aotea Centre with workshops and concerts, as well as competitions for both barbershop quartets and a cappella groups.

For the first time ever in Auckland, attendees will have the chance to learn from Deke Sharon, the “father of contemporary a cappella.” Producer of The Sing Off, music arranger for the film The Social Network and arranger, on-site musical director and vocal producer of Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2, Deke has worked with everyone in a cappella from Pentatonix to Anna Kendrick, as well as founding several a cappella programmes.

By attending, you’ll see first-hand the talent that makes Deke the father of a cappella on Wednesday 13th July, and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend one-on-one time with Deke on your own arrangement in his arranger’s masterclass at 10am. You’ll also have the chance to discover harmony singing at an introduction to a cappella at 4pm or learn huge amounts at his a cappella masterclass at 7pm.

Taking part in both the workshops and the competitions is a great opportunity for the New Zealand community to come together and celebrate the talent of those involved. With a focus on fun, enthusiasm, and building confidence, the festival encourages everyone to take part, no matter their skill set.

Young people will compete over the two days of the festival, and the public can come along to see the best of the best at the Showcase of Champions at 7pm on Thursday 14th July.

Whether music students, music educators or simply music lovers, the Pan Pacific Youth Harmony Festival will help attendees discover just what they’re capable of while learning from the best in industry – the perfect school holiday activity for young musos!

Dates and Times

Wednesday 13th July:

Quartet Competitions 9:30am-3:00pm
Deke Sharon: Introduction to A Cappella 4:00pm-6:00pm GA, $10 Students (Student ID required), $20 Adults
Deke Sharon: A Cappella Masterclass 7:00pm-10:00pm GA, $20 Students (Student ID required), $40 Adults
Deke Sharon: Arranger’s Masterclass 10:00am-2:00pm (Goodman Fielder Room) $200

Thursday 14th July:

Group Competitions 10:00am-4:00pm ($5-$10 donation)
Showcase of Champions 7:00pm-9:30pm GA, $15 Students (Student ID required), $25 Adults

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