Beat Lehmann

Circle Songs and Rounds

Enter the fascinating world of circular harmonies. Apart from being taught circle songs from all around the globe, you will also learn the basic techniques of making up rounds and compose your own rounds in the security of a small group.

Beat Lehmann is the founder and director of the award-winning Aquapella World Music Choir in Townsville and one of the leading world music choir conductors and arrangers in Australia. He teaches workshops around Australia and abroad and works principally with people without musical training, teaching songs of joy, hope and peace from around the world. He led Aquapella to first place in the ABC Queensland Choir of the Year competition in 2007 and has twice been invited to teach workshops at the prestigious “Stimmenfestival” in Germany, teaching alongside greats like Bobby McFerrin. In Australia Beat has performed regularly at the Woodford Folk Festival with Aquapella and has been director of the Festival Choir for the last ten years. Determined to bring some of his musical friends together to the island for some fun, he started a project called Music on Magnetic in 2009, which has now developed into a well-known ‘boutique’ music festival with internationally acclaimed teachers and performers.