SPRINGTIME CONCERTS WITH SYDNEY CHILDREN’S CHOIR AND SYDNEY GONDWANA INDIGENOUS CHILDREN’S CHOIRS 11th September saw the annual Sydney Children’s Choir Springtime Concerts, held this year in the Verbrugghen Hall at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. With so many choirs and choristers, the concerts were split into two, the first at 11am followed by another at
The Barangaroo Delivery Authority is inviting Sydney to a special celebration to mark the first birthday of Sydney’s spectacular Harbour headland park, Barangaroo Reserve, on Sunday, 21 August 2016. Free to the public, the immersive, family-friendly event will include a range of entertainment and activities spread across the six-hectare headland reserve from 10:00am to 3:00pm.
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Join Sydney Children’s Choir and visiting guest choir Pacific Boychoir Academy in PACIFIC VOICES for one night only in the beautiful acoustic of the Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music. This is the only chance for Sydney audiences to catch the Pacific Boychoir Academy in their Australian tour. Founded in 1998, the Grammy-winning Pacific Boychoir
NCS2017 A CAPPELLA ACADEMY – APPLICATIONS NOW OPENPrepare for a totally new musical adventure at National Choral School 2017 with The Idea Of North presenting A Cappella Academy. As Resident Artists, the internationally-acclaimed Australian vocal quartet will work intensively with each ensemble, sharing their expertise across a huge range of modern a cappella repertoire. About
Although we are only half way through, 2016 has already proven to be a tumultuous year for Gondwana Choirs. Yet significant bad news has been accompanied by shining silver linings. Two major announcements have caused great upheaval for the organisation. The first of these was the announcement from the Australia Council for the Arts that
At Gondwana Choirs, we believe that young people are capable of incredible things. An SCC Choir Parent and 2016 Donor writes: I would like to give this gift to celebrate the remarkable opportunity to reach the heights of artistic pleasure and achievement that you have given to so many young people. As parent, I am
Introducing the newest face at Gondwana Choirs, ArtsReady trainee Majeda Beatty. ArtsReady is a national, not-for-profit Employment and Education company that delivers support, training and education through traineeships in the arts and creative industries. My mum is from Cairns and my dad is from New York, making me Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and African American.
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
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
FINDING DORY Lyn’s memorable warm ups from “Finding Nemo” have travelled all around the world. We are hoping that “Finding Dory will inspire many more great warm ups. Gondwana Choirs is presenting a special screening of Finding Dory (details below) and hope many of you can come along and enjoy the fun. We are also
Your invitation to an extraordinary event RHYTHM & VOICE Monday 13 June at 2016, 3pm City Recital Hall BREAKING NEWS Richard Tognetti will lead the members of the ACO in two movements of works by JS Bach BREAKING NEWS Simon Marnie, from ABC 702 Weekends, will compere RHYTHM & VOICE In a never-to-be-repeated event, Sydney’s
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
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
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.
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
Message from a Bursary Appeal Donor: My daughter was a choir member from the age of 8 until year 12. It was her priority activity and helped build her confidence, courage and stamina as well as providing her with many amazing vocal and travel experiences that also fostered positive friendships between the choristers. The dedication,
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
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
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