The project encompassed all that Gondwana Choirs lives and breathes: learning music by living Australian composers; introducing audiences to traditional songs from the Torres Strait; commissioning new work; international collaborations; and, performing to high standards set by Artistic Director Lyn Williams. A project involving three choirs in multiple locations on two continents is a considerable
Indigenous Children’s Choir
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
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.
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
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
Earlier this year, Gondwana Choirs Artistic Director Lyn Williams, Artistic Operations Manager Sam Allchurch and Guest Artist and Composer Felix Riebl visited the Western Pilbara with the aim of establishing relationships with artists, teachers and students in the area as Gondwana Choirs recently commissioned Felix to write a song cycle based upon the stories and
Giving Back to GondwanaPictured (from L-R): Tyus Arndt, Tionne Seden, Jeremy Donovan, Marnee Seden, Angus Woods, Nia Seden, Scott Emerson MP, Bernie Heard On 18 July, former Gondwana Voices chorister and Music Captain at Brisbane Grammar School, Angus Woods, organised a wonderful fundraising event to allow young Indigenous singers to attend Gondwana National Choral School