National Choral School 2017 sees an extended offering of public performances compared with previous years, with the inaugural Festival of Summer Voices kicking off with the Opening Gala on Wednesday 18 January at Sir John Clancy Auditorium, the main auditorium at our campus host UNSW.
SUMMER VOICES OPENING GALA – Concert 1
Experience the power of Gondwana Choirs in full flight in this concert that will showcase the extraordinary talents of choristers, conductors and composers. If you love the electrifying sound of Gondwana Choirs and their adventurous repertoire, then this don’t miss this performance.
The gala highlights all the National Choral School ensembles.
Wednesday 18 January 2017 at 7pm
Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW
THE IDEA OF NORTH IN CONCERT – Concert 2
This is your chance to see Resident Artists The Idea Of North, the internationally-acclaimed Australian vocal quartet who will work intensively with each ensemble during NCS, in their own concert.
For those of you who haven’t seen TION in concert, prepare to be entertained as never before! They have a beautifully distinct sound and style, but cross many musical genres: jazz, folk, gospel, pop, classical, comedy – exactly what you see and hear at a concert is difficult to describe.
Friday 20 January 2017 at 7pm
Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW
A CAPPELLA ACADEMY – Concerts 3 & 5
The Saturday concerts this year are all about the a cappella music choristers have learned with resident artists The Idea of North. This is Gondwana Choirs like you’ve never heard them before.
With a bit of style, pizzazz and a cappella magic, we can’t wait to hear our new ensembles tackle 100 years of contemporary a cappella music – everything from Sweet Georgia Brown to the Beatles; Dancing Queen to Queen; Spice Girls versus Boyz II Men; Snow Patrol and Pitch Perfect!
Both the 3pm and 6.30pm programs are the same, so choose which most suits you. And for a little extra, add on Concert 4 at 5.15pm to your National Choirs’ Saturday.
Saturday 21 January 2017 at 3pm and 6.30pm
Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
GONDWANA CHORALE IN RECITAL – Concert 4
Gondwana Chorale will leave for their extensive tour of the USA directly after NCS finishes. This is your opportunity to hear our national youth choir at the peak of their vocal prowess.
This recital is timed so you can see Gondwana Chorale and attend A Cappella Academy at either 3pm or 6.30pm.
Saturday 21 January 2017 at 5.15pm
Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
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CONCERTS 1 and 2 – SIR JOHN CLANCY AUDITORIUM UNSW
Seating 945 guests, the Sir John Clancy Auditorium is Sydney’s Eastern suburbs’ largest public auditorium and the perfect venue for classical musical performances and recitals.
High St, Kensington. Enter near Gate 9.
CONCERTS 3, 4 and 5–VERBRUGGHEN HALL, SYDNEY CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC
Named after Henri Verbrugghen, the Conservatorium’s founding director, Verbrugghen Hall is a world-class concert hall and the largest venue at the Conservatorium, seating a total of 528 over several sections. With exceptional acoustics designed by Kirkegaard Associates of Chicago, USA, a fixed riser system, Pogson organ and choir gallery, Verbrugghen Hall is perfectly suited to vocal and choral performances.