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Voices of Angels
Every year, Sydney Children's Choir celebrate the festive season with a wonderful evening of old and new Christmas music. Voices of Angels was a magical way to end the year.
Sydney Children's Choir is busy preparing for 2013 and we can’t wait to welcome new singers to our choirs! Complete an enquiry form NOW to get a spot in 2013. We have places now available in our Mini-Singers Choir for school Year 1 and Year 2.
Choristers in Year 3 at school or older will need you to come sit one of our fun placement tests. Nothing too scary, just come in prepared to sing your favourite song.
HERITAGE IN SONG / MIRROR DVD
Copies available to purchase now!
On September 16th, 2012 Sydney Children's Choir transformed the City Recital Hall Angel Place into a dynamic and very personal history book for our Heritage in Song concert, which explored the cultural changes of Sydney and highlighted the diversity of our choristers.
Heritage in Song marked the culmination of our highly successful Mirror project - a collaboration between SCC’s Kats-Chernin and Leek choirs and school children of a similar age from Auburn, Auburn West, Auburn North and Hampden Park Public Schools, exploring what community means to them and to discovering what they share with other young people of differing backgrounds.
Gondwana Choirs recognised for excellence in education!
At the 2012 Art Music Awards, Gondwana Choirs was awarded the APRA/AMC Award for Excellence in Music Education. Other award winners included Nigel Westlake, Brett Dean, Andrea Keller and Peter Sculthorpe. Click here for photos of the award ceremony.
Nurturing and Inspiring Sydney’s young singers
Would that every city in Australia had such opportunities for its children
Richard Gill OAM, Artistic Director, Victorian Opera
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.
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.
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