The Sydney Children’s Choir

 

HOST CHOIR

Great Southern Series Concert 3
Sydney Children’s Choir
Thursday 18 July, 1pm
Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Tickets $20 – $25

Twilight Concert
Sydney Children’s Choir Junior Performing Choir
Wednesday 17 July, 4pm
Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Tickets $20 – $25

His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) Governor of New South Wales, and Mrs Linda Hurley, Patrons

The Sydney Children’s Choir proudly represents Sydney as the most prestigious and well-known vocal program for young singers of school age. Founded as a single ensemble by Lyn Williams OAM in 1989, it now includes approximately 500 young people, comprising of performing choirs and training ensembles. They are instantly recognised for their crystal clear sound and known for their precision and discipline, developing through regular training a courageous and compelling performance style.

The Sydney Children’s Choir is the most senior treble choir and is made up of girls and unchanged boys voices aged 10-16. The choir regularly collaborates with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and other leading ensembles, with conductors including Charles Dutoit, Michael Tilson-Thomas, David Robertson and Vladimir Ashkenazy. They have performed for many high profile events including the Sydney Olympics Opening Ceremony, World Youth Day, Sydney Festival and the Youtube Symphony Orchestra. International tours of the choir have included Japan, Finland and China. The choir has toured extensively nationally and internationally, presenting their trademark performances of contemporary Australian music to new audiences.

SCC Young Men’s Choir is an ensemble for boys with changed and changing voices. Most of the choristers in this ensemble have already been part of SCC and the standard of musicianship is high. As each voice changes in a different way, we take care to guide choristers through this process. As the boys learn to use their new instruments, repertoire and performance opportunities are carefully matched to the ensemble.

SCC Junior Performing Choir is for children with exceptional musical aptitude who display an inherent enjoyment of choral singing and a real desire and enthusiasm to make music. It is an extension group for choristers aged 8-14 and rehearses twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays.