Marliya is a group of young Indigenous singers based in Cairns, whose music goes straight to the heart. Born out of a collaboration between Gondwana Choirs and Felix Riebl, these young women sing with a warmth and richness that belies their age. Marliya inspires and uplifts with a unique mix of joy, passion and humour.
Last week marked an historic moment as members of the Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir and Sydney Children’s Choir were the first to sing the Australian Anthem in the ACT’s local Ngunawal language. The venue was no less than the Great Hall of Parliament House for the Minerals Council of Australia Parliamentary dinner, supported by GICC’s
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.
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
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.
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
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
Congratulations to Lyn Williams in being named one of The Australian Financial Review and Westpac’s 100 Women of Influence in the category of Culture. Gondwana Choirs is so proud of Lyn’s achievements and now for recognition in the wider community as a winner of this prestigious award. Lyn’s abilities to communicate with young people and
Gondwana Choirs was thrilled to accept the APRA/AMCOS award for Excellence by an Organisation for the 2014 Artistic Program and significant contribution to Australian music since 1989. Bravo, Lyn Williams. Well done to all the nominees, and to Sydney Children’s Choir, Sally Whitwell and Matthew Winnel, who performed Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall’s Our Song,