Gondwana World Choral Festival, July 2019

Monday 15 July

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

Concert Hall
Sydney Opera House
7pm

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 tickets for the Sounds of the World when you complete Delegate Registration.

Concert Hall
Sydney Opera House
3pm

Daily Schedule, Monday to Saturday

Sydney Children's Choir

Sydney Children’s Choir Choral Training Program Concert
From Mini Singers to Advance Training Choir, the young vocalists of the Sydney Children’s Choir Choral Training Program unite for a major Festival concert.

Venue TBC
Times TBC

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Discovery Series
Workshops with Gondwana’s collaborators, these one-off morning sessions run for 1-2 hours.

Discover a new world of song and dance –

• Songs and Dances of Aceh, Indonesia with Suara Indonesia Dance
• Singing Taiko with Taikoz
• A Cappella with Naomi Crellin (The Idea of North)
• Songs and Dances of the Torres Strait Islands with Sani Townson
• Music and Culture of Aboriginal Australia with Matthew Doyle
• Music and Culture of Aboriginal Australia with Deborah Cheetham

Sydney Conservatorium of Music
All day

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Concert Series
(up to 5 concerts per series)

  • Lunchtime: 1 hour, 2 guest choirs
  • Afternoon: 1 hour, 1 guest choir with their host school choir
  • Early Evening: 45 minutes (tbc), 2 festival choirs
  • International: 2 hours with interval, up to 4 guest choirs

Sydney Conservatorium of Music
3-4.15pm

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Professional Development Series

• Open rehearsals with Guest Choirs (1 hour x 6 choirs)
• Inside the SCC Choral Training Program (45 minutes sessions daily, 5 days, Mini Singers, Junior Training Choirs, Intermediate Training Choirs, Advanced Training Choir, Junior Performing Choir)
• Warm ups (daily)
• Sightsinging demystified
• Indigenous repertoire session – with GICC led by Lyn Williams on repertoire which incorporates Indigenous traditional song and language (one-off)
• Developing new Indigenous repertoire – Q and A session with Aboriginal and TSI cultural custodians and Gondwana composers who have collaborated to produce new choral work (one-off)

Sydney Conservatorium of Music
4.30-5.30pm