The Sydney Children’s Choir

 

PATRONS

Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of New South Wales, and Mr Dennis Wilson.

The Sydney Children’s Choir one of the world’s leading treble vocal ensembles, having forged a reputation for artistic innovation and spell-binding performance over 30 years. Recognised for their crystal-clear sound, their precision and artistry, they possess a courageous and compelling performance style. Founded as a single ensemble by Lyn Williams AM in 1989, it now includes approximately 500 young people, comprising performing choirs and training ensembles. 

Close to the choir’s heart is its repertoire of over 100 specially commissioned works, and it continues to premiere new music from leading and emerging composers annually. The choir enjoys rich artistic collaborations with musicians from a wide range of cultures such as Suara Indonesia Dance and Mongolian singer and horsehead fiddle player, Bukhchuluun Ganburged.  

The choir has a long history of performing with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and other leading ensembles, and has worked with conductors including Simone Young, David Robertson and Vladimir Ashkenazy. Over the decades it has performed at many high-profile events including the Sydney Olympics Opening Ceremony, World Youth Day, Sydney Festival and with the YouTube Symphony Orchestra. The choir has toured extensively, presenting their signature performances of contemporary Australian music to new audiences across the world. 

In 2019, the Sydney Children’s Choir hosted the Gondwana World Choral Festival, which brought the world’s finest children’s choirs to Sydney for a week of 21 performances at the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Conservatorium of Music, broadcast on ABC Classic.  

In June 2022, the choir gave the premiere performance of the daring staged work Hypnopompia, directed by Alexander Berlage. In July 2022, the Sydney Children’s Choir gave the premiere performance of William Barton’s Of the Earth with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Simone Young to celebrate the re-opening of the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. In December, will return to the Concert Hall to present its much-loved Voices of Angels program. 

All three Sydney Children’s Choir performing ensembles, The Sydney Children’s Choir, SCC Young Men’s Choir and SCC Junior Performing Choir, are available for private engagements, recordings and performances.

Please direct your inquiries regarding availability, fees and travel costs to operations@gondwana.org.au