Applications for Gondwana National Choirs 2023 have now closed.
For our 2023 projects, auditions will be in two parts.
Part 1: You will need to submit a video recording of you singing a piece of your choice, which demonstrates your voice and musicianship. The piece should last no longer than 5 minutes and may or may not have accompaniment. Applicants will be given clear guidelines for the creation and submission of their video.
Part 2: Applicants will attend a live, online audition via Zoom. This audition will cover a range of aural and sight singing skills. Example audition material will be made available before auditions commence. You will be allocated an audition time and due to the number of applications, it may not be possible to change this time.
Cost: There is a $50 audition fee payable upon submission of your application.
The accommodation options are different for each season. For National Choral School, All participants will receive accommodation and full board (breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner) at The Women’s College, the University of Sydney, for the duration of the season.
Accommodation is in single rooms, some with shared bathrooms and some with ensuites.
The participation fee does not include travel to and from the chorister’s home at the beginning and end of each season.
Participants for residential seasons arriving at airports will be met by Gondwana Choirs representatives and be provided with bus transfers between the airport and the accommodation on arrival and departure days.
We want to make sure that everyone can attend a Gondwana season. Through the support of generous individuals, there are a number of full and partial bursaries available for participants who can demonstrate the need for financial assistance in order to attend Gondwana National Choirs seasons. To apply, please request further bursary information on the National Choirs application form.
Gondwana Choirs is committed to the care of our choristers. All choristers are cared for by an experienced team of adult staff and supervisors staying on site. Our supervisors are experienced in dealing with homesickness and all “Gondies” are made to feel welcome at National Choral School. Choristers should understand that they will be staying in individual rooms away from their families and homes and must be independent of their parents during the season.