TONY BACKHOUSE – Rehearsing for Heaven


An Acappella Workshop at Byron Region Community College in Mullumbimby on Saturday January 13, 1 – 4pm

New Zealand native TONY BACKHOUSE founded Sydney’s foremost a cappella gospel choir, Cafe of the Gate of Salvation in 1986. He arranged, composed and still writes music for the choir he directed for 21 years. He also founded the Honeybees choir and sung with the reclusive male a cappella group the Heavenly Light Quartet since 1996.

Tony has run over 2000 vocal workshops on 4 continents, for the public, festivals, schools, churches, organisations and corporate training events. He continues to record and arrange vocals with artists around the world, and lead tours to black churches and choirs in the USA bi-annually.

He returns to Australia in January to teach at his 19th Summersong Music Camp, and inspire singers of all levels in his infamously fun and uplifting workshop.

Admission from 12:40; no bookings necessary; cash payment on arrival $35, or $30 for Summersong graduates.