Gala Concerts

Monday 15 July

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Opening Gala Concert – Sounds of Australia
Featuring Sydney Children’s Choir, Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir, and Latitude 34 in the world premiere of two new works by Elena Kats-Chernin and Nico Muhly.
Reserve your premium seats for the Sounds of Australia when you complete your Delegate Registration.

Sydney Opera House
Concert Hall

Sunday 21 July 

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Closing Gala – Sounds of the World
Featuring all guest choirs and the Sydney Children’s Choir.
Reserve your premium seats for the Sounds of the World when you complete your Delegate Registration.

Sydney Opera House
Concert Hall

Daily Schedule, Tuesday to Saturday


Discovery Series
Experience the indigenous rhythms and songs of Australia’s Torres Strait Islands and Indonesia’s Aceh province; expose yourself to the visceral power of Japanese Taiko drumming; immerse yourself in a cappella singing of the highest calibre; and explore the music and culture of Aboriginal Australia. Every workshop offered twice, so you won’t miss out.

Sydney Conservatorium of Music


Choral skills
Hone your skills and take home a swag of new warms-ups, better understanding of singing technique for young choristers, and tricks for improving sight-singing skills

Sydney Conservatorium of Music


Life cycle of a chorister
Traces the journey of a chorister as young as six through the Sydney Children’s Choir’s world-revered training program – discover age-appropriate skills and repertoire to take home to your own children’s choir.

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

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Great Southern Concert Series
Enjoy the sounds of one of our guest choirs in a relaxed lunchtime recital. They’ll also be joined by their Australian host choir.

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

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In the Studio
Venture behind the studio doors and experience a rehearsal with each of the International Guest Choirs, and many of the best Australia has to offer. Learn the secrets of effective rehearsal technique, and how to create the best, most productive atmosphere for choral rehearsals.

Sydney Conservatorium of Music
2-3pm & 4-5pm

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World Showcase Series
These concerts will feature two of our guest choirs, presenting a rich variety of repertoire.

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

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Atrium Pop-Up Performances
The sounds of choirs will fill the beautiful atrium of the Sydney Conservatorium for short a cappella pop-up performances.

Sydney Conservatorium of Music
All day