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
Gondwana Choirs is thrilled to announce Vice Regal Patronage of Sydney Children’s Choir by His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) Governor of New South Wales, and Mrs Linda Hurley. The Office of Governor of New South Wales is the oldest public office in Australia, dating from 1786 when Captain Arthur Phillip
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
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
FELIX RIEBL AT THE BASEMENTFresh from the premiere performance of his new work with Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir at the National Choral School 2016 Concerts, Felix Riebl will be performing at The Basement, one of Sydney’s best-loved music venues. After years on the road together with The Cat Empire and numerous large-scale side projects, Felix
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
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
Kid’s Choral Academy enrolments are now closedThanks to everyone who took part in the fun at Kid’s Choral Academy this January. We will post news of the next Kid’s Choral Academy later in the year.