Whether you’re a music-lover, a contestant, a spectator supporting family/friends, or an a cappella/barbershop enthusiast looking to refine your singing skills, you can purchase tickets here!

Spectator tickets for the Quartet and Group Competitions are available at the door for a $5-10 donation. Tickets to the Educational Workshops with Deke Sharon and the Showcase of Champions are on sale NOW at Ticketmaster. Seats are limited – don’t miss out!

If you’ve registered as a competition contestant (for Group or Quartet Competitions) you will receive a contest registration ticket. This will give you free access to the full two days of competition contests, the Showcase of Champions, and to Deke Sharon’s educational workshop: Introduction to A Cappella. Please note your contest registration ticket must be presented for entry.

Educational Workshops

DEKE SHARON: Introduction to A Cappella

Wednesday 13th July
4:00pm to 6:00pm
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland

Contestants: FREE (contest registration ticket must be presented)
Students: $10 (ID required)
Adults: $20

Tickets available NOW at Ticketmaster.

This workshop will cover:

-Contemporary A Cappella: What is contemporary a cappella and where did it come from? Learn about the current scene by tracing the roots of a cappella from chant and madrigals through a dizzying array of traditions including barbershop and doo-woop, with a look at how all previous styles have influenced the contemporary sound.

-Singing Instruments: 10 years ago, a cappella singing was mostly “bum” and “doo”. Now, people sound like drums, guitars, horns and a myriad of other instruments. Learn how to use one or many voices to sound like instruments, and work them into your arrangements.

-Beginning Vocal Percussion: Vocal percussion has become an essential element in presenting a dynamic, current sound with nothing but voices. Learn the fundamentals of this skill, weaving together bass drum, snare and high hat to provide a compelling groove, and begin to explore some additional sounds like cymbals, shakers, and wood blocks.

-Singing Games: Sometimes used as warm-ups, sometimes used to help build focus, musical precision, or confidence in improvisation. This session teaches a number of different singing games that can be enjoyed by all ages.

-Starting a Group: No need to learn the hard way! From conceptualisation through to your first performance, discover the best way to find members, run auditions, structure your group, build a quick repertoire, and start performing.

DEKE SHARON: A Cappella Masterclass

Wednesday 13th July
7:00pm to 10:00pm
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland

Students: $20 (ID required)
Adults: $40

Tickets available NOW at Ticketmaster.

About the workshop:

In this interactive workshop, six lucky groups or quartets will have the opportunity to work directly with Deke on refining their vocal skills. The audience will gain from seeing how techniques and are applied to a live group. The workshop will cover:

-Close Harmony Blend / Improving Tuning: As singers, we all want the best blend possible. But how? By looking at the four elements of sound (pitch, duration, loudness and timbre), discover how you can improve your group’s blend.

-Improving Tuning: From an understanding of the fundamental elements of sound and how they combine and align into a perfectly tuned chord through a series of exercises, learn how you and your group can maximise your sound without compromising the energy and impact of your performance.

Suitable for singers of all ages, choir and chorus conductors, teachers and vocal coaches. If you’re interested in being one of the six groups to work directly with Deke on stage, please express your interest to

DEKE SHARON: Arranger’s Masterclass

Wednesday 13th July
10:00am to 2:00pm (lunch provided)
Goodman Fielder Room, Aotea Centre, Auckland

$200 per person
Note: Tickets are restricted to 20 participants. Five scholarships for fees are available for students 25 & under upon application.

Request tickets / sponsorship from, please put ‘DEKE tickets’ in the subject line.

This workshop will cover:

-Arranging Critique: This is an opportunity for arrangers of all levels to bring a copy of their own arrangement to be sung by the workshop group and then discussed and critiqued in an open forum with Deke.

-Contemporary A Cappella Arranging: Contemporary a cappella has been around for twenty years, resulting in a dynamic and rhythmic sound and style that differentiates it from barbershop, doo wop, close harmony, and other a cappella styles. Learn how to create a great contemporary a cappella arrangement using a tried and true 10 step formula.

-Advanced A Cappella Arranging: There are few places in the world to study music arranging and even fewer that offer any instruction on arranging a cappella. This seminar will offer ideas and discussion topics to further develop the skills of advanced a cappella arrangers.

Showcase of Champions

Featuring competition winners and special mystery guests!

Thursday 14th July
7:00pm to 9:30pm
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland

Contestants: FREE (contest registration ticket must be presented)
Students: $15 (ID required)
Adults: $25

Tickets available NOW at Ticketmaster.


Quartet Competitions

Wednesday 13th July
9:00am to 3:00pm
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland

Contestants: FREE (contest registration ticket must be presented)
Spectators: $5-10 donation at the door

Includes: International Rising Star, Pan Pacific 25 & Under Quartet Contests, NZ School Quartet Contests. Please see ‘Participation’ tab for competition details.

Group Competitions

Thursday 14th July
10:00am to 4:00pm
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland

Contestants: FREE (contest registration ticket must be presented)
Spectators: $5-10 donation at the door

Includes: Pan Pacific 25 & Under A Cappella Contests, Pan Pacific 25 & Under Barbershop Chorus Contests, NZ School Barbershop Chorus Contests. Please see ‘Participation’ tab for competition details.