Gondwana Voices

 

Gondwana Voices is Australia’s national children’s choir for treble singers aged 10-17. It regularly performs with the country’s leading ensembles and has built a reputation for performances of outstanding musicianship. Gondwana Voices is conducted by Gondwana Choirs Founder and Artistic Director Lyn Williams AM and Mark O’Leary.

The choir tours nationally and internationally and has taken part in international choral festivals including the World Symposium on Choral Music, Rotterdam; America Cantat, Mexico City; Polyfollia, Normandy; and Festival 500, Newfoundland.

In 2007 Gondwana Voices was the first Australian children’s choir to perform at the BBC Proms.

Recent tours include a 20th anniversary trip to the Baltic States and Iceland in 2017, which included a collaboration with the acclaimed TIARA Riga Cathedral Girls’ Choir and a tour of northern Queensland in October 2018, performing in Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville, Innsifail and Cairns.

In 2019, Gondwana Voices performed Brett Dean’s Vexations and Devotions with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra under maestro Vladimir Jurowksi at the Berlin Philharmonie.

Reviews

“One of the great contributions to music’s future that Gondwana Voices’ founder Lyn Williams has made is to establish a remarkable ethos of performance excellence among tomorrow’s musicians.” Peter McCallum, SMH

“A virtual choir of children, aged 11-16, filled Melbourne Town Hall with heavenly voices. Cameo artworks, complementing their uplifting tone, spoke of loss, grief and love in White Night’s most affecting display.” Simon Plant, Herald Sun

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