Gala opening and closing concerts under the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House.
The festival will open with Sounds of Australia, featuring the combined voices of Gondwana Choirs. They will be joined by their companion Australian choirs to present the premiere of a new work by Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin. Sydney Children’s Choir will also premiere a specially commissioned work by leading US composer, Nico Muhly.
The closing gala, Sounds of the World, features the international guest choirs, both in solo brackets and combined with Gondwana Choirs for the premiere of a newly commissioned work by Australian composer Paul Stanhope. The event promises the greatest variety of choirs you will ever hear under one roof.