Aims and Purposes

The goal of this activity is to bring tourism researchers, educators and students, of all levels, together in a fun, collaborative forum, to co-create, share and enjoy a creative performance.

In order to do this, we are going to hold The Great CAUTHE Choir Sing Off. Our vision is that this will involve up to three choirs, made up of around 15-20 conference attendees, who will sing two songs and compete against each other on the final day of the conference.


What will choirs be required to do?

Each of the choirs will be required to sing two songs. One will be a compulsory song and the second song will be able to be chosen by the Choir Master, from a list of songs. All the songs will be tourism, hospitality or events themed.


Who will lead the choirs?

The choirs will be led by a Choir Master who will most likely be a CAUTHE member. The Choir Master will be in charge of organising choir planning meetings, via zoom, prior to the conference, and then organising practices during the conference, at locations that will be assigned to them by the CAUTHE Conference Choir Organising Committee.


Will the choirs be accompanied?

Unless organised by the Choir Master, the choirs will not be accompanied. If Choir Masters wish to have an accompanist, they will need to arrange the instrument/person who will accompany the choir and let the CAUTHE Conference Convenor know.


Can the choir dance, dress up and have fun?

Absolutely. It is entirely up to the choir to make their songs as spectacular, fun and as fabulous as possible.


Who will Judge the choir?

A high ranking extremely serious panel of judges will be created by the CAUTHE Conference Convenor. This panel will be open to bribes, complements and favours.  All bribes must be offered during the Great CAUTHE Choir Sing Off.


When will the choirs compete?

The Great Sing Off will be conducted on the final day of the conference, in the afternoon. Keep a look out for the final conference program here.


What are the essential criteria to be in the choir?

An ability to have a huge amount of fun and a sense of humour.


Do I need to be an experienced singer/ dancer/ performer?

Absolutely not; prior experience, talent, musicality, and aptitude for singing, dancing, and playing an instrument is not required.


How do I sign up?

You will be asked to express your interest when you register for CAUTHE.  Registration opens on 1 October here.  


How will I know if I am selected?

The CAUTHE Conference Committee will notify you in mid-January 2024 and let you know which choir you are in and who your Choir Master is.


Can I choose my choir?



When will we practice?

Your choir will probably meet once or twice on zoom prior to the conference and then practice 2-3 times during the conference week for around 30 minutes.


Do I need to learn the songs off by heart?

Nope 😊


What will I have to do on the day of The Great CAUTHE Sing Off?

You will be provided with the printed lyrics of selected songs for your group in mid-late January. Singers should be present at the event location at least 20 minutes early - your Choir Master will give you further instructions prior to the event on where and when to meet.  The Choir Organising sub-committee will provide Choir Masters instructions regarding the performance and related activities.


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