26 Jun 2016 SCC Winter Concerts

SCC Winter Concerts

It was definitely winter in Sydney last Sunday! On a cold, clear day over 500 Choristers from Sydney Children’s Choir took part in two performances at the Verbrugghen Hall at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Joining them at the 3pm concert were choristers from our three Sydney-based Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir hubs – Campbelltown, Mt

24 Jun 2016 I Stand With the Arts

I Stand With the Arts

On 13 May, the Australia Council announced the results of the multiyear funding for small to medium arts companies, which impacted deeply across the sector as the legacy of the Coalition Government’s 2015 budget cuts to the Australia Council. These cuts directly affect Gondwana Choirs, as we were recently notified that after over 20 years

12 Jun 2016 Government House Open Day

Government House Open Day

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY WEEKEND CELEBRATIONS AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE On Sunday 12 June the NSW Governor His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) and his wife Mrs Hurley, Vice Regal Patrons of Sydney Children’s Choir, will host an Open House and Family Picnic at NSW’s historic Government House. The event will be held to

26 May 2016 Annual Report & Annual General Meeting

Annual Report & Annual General Meeting

Members, parents and supporters are warmly invited to attend the Gondwana Choirs 2016 AGM: Thursday 26 May at 7.00pm Sydney Philharmonia Rehearsal Space (Sectional room) 15 Hickson Road Millers Point Gondwana Choirs’ governance rules require that all those attending the AGM must be current members, which can be done by paying $2 membership fee on

7 Apr 2016 ArtsReady Traineeship

ArtsReady Traineeship

An exciting opportunity is now open for a young and motivated Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander to join Gondwana Choirs as an ArtsReady Trainee. ArtsReady is a national, not-for-profit Employment and Education company. They deliver support, training and education through traineeships in the arts and creative industries, resulting in quality employment opportunities for young Australians.

7 Apr 2016 Cairns Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir Camp

Cairns Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir Camp

In March, the Cairns Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir (Cairns GICC) had its annual residential camp at the beautiful Lake Tinaroo up on Queensland’s Atherton tablelands.The particular highlight this year was welcoming as guest artists the Inspire quartet from the Australian Chamber Orchestra. The quartet collaborated with choristers on the string arrangement of Luke Byrne’s Storm

7 Apr 2016 New Board Directors

New Board Directors

Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine was appointed to the Gondwana Choirs Board in late 2015. Tessa was a founding member of the Sydney Children’s Choir in 1989. A criminologist by training, Tessa has previously worked in the areas of human rights, mental health law and criminal justice, both domestically and internationally. She recently was appointed the CEO

7 Apr 2016 Westpac Matching Gifts

Westpac Matching Gifts

Did you know that when employees of Westpac Group make a donation to Gondwana Choirs, Westpac will match the donation through their workplace giving program, effectively doubling the amount? This includes employees of Bank of Melbourne, BankSA, BT Financial Group, RAMS, St.George and Westpac. Now in its 17th year, Matching Gifts is the Westpac Group’s

5 Mar 2016 SCC Open Day

SCC Open Day

Sydney Children’s Choir will be holding its first Open Day for prospective parents and choristers on 5 March at the Wharf Rehearsal Room, 15 Hickson Road, Miller’s Point. Bring your child along to see how rehearsals are run and to experience the magic of Sydney Children’s Choir. Morning tea and refreshments will be provided after

29 Feb 2016 National Choral School 2016 Wrap

National Choral School 2016 Wrap

Over 300 young musicians from across Australia descended on Macquarie University in January for Gondwana National Choral School 2016. During the two weeks more than 40 pieces were memorised, 7 new songs were premiered, hundreds of kilometres were walked and hot days were tempered by ice block deliveries. The success of National Choral School is

29 Feb 2016 National Choral School Bursary Appeal

National Choral School Bursary Appeal

Excellence, professionalism, creativity, community and accessibility – these are the core values of Gondwana Choirs. They are never more clearly displayed than at National Choral School: excellence in both our wonderful artistic team and the effort put in by every individual chorister; creativity in our artistic program; and community, because this is why choristers consistently

23 Jan 2016 National Choral School Concerts 2016

National Choral School Concerts 2016

TICKETS NOW ON SALEExperience choral singing at its finest with ensembles comprising the best young musicians from across Australia at The Concourse, Chatswood. Gondwana National Choral School is the premier choral experience in Australia, bringing together singers, composers and conductors for an inspirational two week season. This intensive season concludes with the National Choral School

13 Jan 2016 NCS 2016 Professional Development

NCS 2016 Professional Development

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR MUSIC TEACHERS & CHORAL CONDUCTORSA unique opportunity for music teachers and choral conductors to immerse yourself in Gondwana Choirs’ internationally renowned National Choral School, over seven days in January 2016. Be inspired with new repertoire & rehearsal techniques, observe leading Australian and international choral conductors, engage with emerging conductors and composers, connect



JUNIOR VOCAL STREAM – CONSERVATORIUM HIGH SCHOOLGondwana Choirs is proud to partner with the Conservatorium High School in Sydney, offering a special stream for entry in Years 7 & 8. The Junior Vocal Stream, in collaboration with Sydney Children’s Choir, entails classroom music, expert vocal coaching, choral training and the performance opportunities, and commitments, that