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Sydney Children’s Choir presents Gumura, a celebration of Walsh Bay, our home for over 25 years. 

Pier 2/3, 13 Hickson Road, Dawes Point
Saturday October 14, 6:00pm


Gumura is your chance to explore the sounds and history of the Wharf as you travel through all the different spaces of Pier 2/3 brought to life with the voices of 400 choristers. The music includes new works commissioned from five Sydney Children’s Choir alumni who are now emerging Australian composers and the premiere of a new piece by longstanding collaborator and artist of Muruwari descent, Matthew Doyle. 


The evening begins together in the lower level of Pier 2/3 with an acknowledgement of country from Matthew Doyle and Alice Chance’s mystical Aurora Eora. 

From there, we divide into four separate groups to experience a guided journey through four spaces upstairs – the Neilson, the Belgiorno Room, the Neilson Nutshell and the foyer – and in each one, a new piece by alumni composers of Sydney Children’s Choir.  

The evening concludes with a significant new work in Gadigal language by Matthew Doyle, ‘Gumura’, in a surround-sound choral experience designed by Lyn Williams and Andrew Walsh.   


Join us for an unforgettable evening of choral music highlighting the rich history of our home. 


This event will involve walking between five performance spaces. Each performance lasts approximately 5 minutes. In some of the performance spaces, we expect the majority of the audience to remain standing but there will be seating for those who require it. The route is full accessible but please contact if you require special assistance.  

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Creative team
Lyn Williams AM
Andrew Walsh
Matthew Doyle

Elsa Šušnjara – Back in the Bay
Lachlan Massey – The Theatre
Rebecca Hilliard – Whale Song
Archie Tulk – Growth of a Great Port
Meta Cohen – Of Motion

Ticketing information
Book Tickets Via ACO website

Image (Burri Burri Djindingara Nangamai (Whale Star Dreaming) used with the permission of the artist, Richard Campbell