Vocal Detour is a newly formed Australian vocal ensemble — dedicated to engaging and educating its audience in the world of a Cappella music. It’s members are amongst the most accomplished ensemble singers in Australia and are well versed in a wide variety of styles and genres regularly appearing on stages and concert halls with Australia’s leading music organisations. Vocal Detour launched in a sold out performance at The Calyx, Royal Botanic Gardens for Musica Viva Australia’s Sydney Sessions in early 2021 and was subsequently invited to lead composer and singer workshops as part of New Voices hosted at the Orange Regional Conservatorium and facilitated by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. The intensive weekend culminated in the performance of works by ten emerging composers and Elena Kats-Chernin’s Human Waves. In addition to concert, festival, and recording projects Vocal Detour is also committed to nurturing and enriching the choral landscape at both a school and community level via its highly adaptable Education Program.
Andrei Laptev, Tenor
Mark Donnelly, Baritone