Australia's National Children's Choir - Gondwana Voices

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LATEST NEWS

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Voices of Angels performances - change of dates and times

 

Due to the security incident at Lindt Cafe in Martin Place today, the decision was made to cancel this evening's performance of Voices of Angels, Miracles and for a change of time for the Tuesday 7pm concert. Full details below:

 

Tickets holders for Monday 15 December, 7.00pm performance:

  1. This show has now been moved to Tuesday 16 December, 5.00pm
  2. All tickets valid for the original performance today will now be valid for Tuesday 16 December, 5.00pm.
  3. If you are not able to attend this performance, a full refund will be available from the Box Office from Tuesday 16 December, 9am by calling: 8256 2222.

Ticket holders for Tuesday 16 December, 7.00pm performance

  1. This show has now been moved to Tuesday 16 December, 8.00pm
  2. All tickets valid for the original performance time will now be valid for 8.00pm.
  3. If you are not able to attend this performance, a full refund will be available from the Box Office from Tuesday 16 December, 9am by calling: 8256 2222.
  4. This show is now sold out and no ticket holders from Monday 15 December will be able to swap to this time.

We ask that you please be patient whilst their staff deal with all queries at this time.

For further updates tomorrow, please ensure to check cityrecitalhall.com.au

 

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Dear parents and Gondwana Choirs' community

As many of you are aware, there is currently a siege situation in the Lindt Cafe of Martin Place in the CBD. Thank you to those who have called  and messaged us this morning.

We are closely monitoring the situation, and in contact with the local authorities. They are aware that we have a large number of children expected to arrive to Angel Place later this afternoon.  We will follow instructions and maintain communication with you via email and massed SMS. We have spoken with The Conservatorium High School who assure us that the school is currently in lockdown as required.
We ask that no one is to come to the city this afternoon until advised by us. If the situation clears, we will aim for 6pm arrival, however our priority is the safety of our choristers and we are prepared for the potential for this performance to be cancelled. We will communicate via email, sms and keep our website and facebook (www.facebook.com/sydneychildrenschoir) updated.

We would appreciate it if you hold off on calling whilst we monitor the situation and make any necessary adjustments to this afternoon's performance.

 

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OPERATIONS MANAGER
An exciting opportunity to work at Gondwana Choirs has arisen.
Please click here to read the Role Description.

 

Stay tuned for information about Sydney Children's Choir 2015 recruitment and auditions.

 

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SYDNEY CHILDREN’S CHOIR – NEW EP
LEGENDS & DREAMS

Legends & Dreams is a new digital EP that comprises eight musical highlights from the Sydney Children's Choir recorded archive, released to coincide with the Sydney Children’s Choir Summer In Europe tour. The title of the EP is taken from the mystical nature of many of the works, including such gems as Joseph Twist's 'Rain Dream', commissioned for Gondwana in 2007, Lyn Williams' APRA/AMCOS award-winning 'Flock of Stars' and ‘Dominion of Dreams’, as well as Ross Edwards’ enchanting 'Dawn Mantras' written for the turn of the new millennium. This compilation encapsulates the best of the choirs' recordings with ABC Classics to date, and delivers some of the most captivating offerings of Australian choral music. Buy it now on iTunes

 

SYDNEY CHILDREN’S CHOIR SUMMER IN EUROPE TOUR 2013
In late June, Sydney Children's Choir departed on their tenth and longest international tour. They performed in Barcelona, Lyon, at the world's most prestigious choral festival, Polyfollia in Normandy, Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral. The Summer in Europe tour kicked off with a Farewell Concert in hometown Sydney on Tuesday 25th June at City Recital Hall, Angel Place where the choir will perform as part of the series A Little Lunch Music.

 

Rehearsing for Evensong at Westminster Abbey

 

Rehearsing for Evensong at Westminster Abbey

 

 

 

Nurturing and Inspiring Sydney’s young singers

 

Would that every city in Australia had such opportunities for its children
Richard Gill OAM

 

Founded in 1989 by Artistic Director Lyn Williams OAM, the Sydney Children’s Choir is held in high regard by music professionals, not only for our artistic excellence, but for our contribution to the Australian cultural landscape; including the more than 100 Australian choral works we have commissioned and premiered.

 

As part of our unique choral training program, we perform with professional ensembles such as the Sydney Symphony, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, and other children’s choirs from around the world, and collaborate with leading visual artists including Michael Leunig and Shaun Tan, and cultural institutions including the Art Gallery of NSW and Powerhouse Museum.

 

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Accessibility is one of our core values, and we strive to ensure that no suitably talented and enthusiastic child is excluded from our programs due to financial, social or geographical barriers.

 

Help us continue our tradition of excellence and accessibility by making a tax-deductible donation to our Bursary Program.


Your tax-deductible donation will help us continue to offer the young people of Sydney quality music education, exceptional professional performance opportunities and a happy and safe environment in which they can be proud to learn, be inspired, and aspire to excellence, form friendships, and flourish.

 

 

 

Choral singing is essentially non-competitive; we do not sing to be the loudest, the highest or the fastest. Our choristers develop a strong sense of empathy for each other and the younger choristers. They love to help others and this is demonstrated in their willingness to mentor younger singers ... It is a very supportive environment where the abilities of each child are recognised.

 

Learning to perform at a professional level helps young people to develop a strong sense of responsibility and self-awareness. We believe that the greatest discipline comes from within each child – even young choristers have a strong sense of pride in their achievements and understand the satisfaction that comes from artistic excellence. They have very high expectations of themselves and of each other.


Very often we all leave rehearsal on an absolute high.

 

Singing together and striving for a joyful, ringing beautiful sound is a great way to lift our spirits.
Lyn Williams

 

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