Campbelltown Songfest


Young singers from seven Sydney schools will join with Campbelltown’s Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir and members of the Sydney Children’s Choir for 2018 Songfest which takes place at Campbelltown at Ambarvale High School on 4 September.

The children taking part will learn three songs in the Indigenous language of the area – Dharawal.

Leading the Campbelltown Songfest are highly respected choral conductors Elizabeth Vierboom and Amandine Petit of Gondwana Choirs – a globally acclaimed national youth arts organisation founded by Artistic Director Lyn Williams OAM, and comprised of choirs of various ages and voice types.

Vierboom will visit each of the schools and teach the concert repertoire which includes the two Dharawal language songs and one from the Torres Strait Islands.

Yandel’Ora, is one of the two Dharawal songs, and it will be performed for the first time at Campbelltown Songfest. Composed by Alice Chance, it is inspired by the dreaming story Yandel’Ora – the land of peace between peoples as told by Auntie Frances Bodkin.

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DATE Tuesday 4 September 2018

TIME 6pm to 6.30pm

LOCATION Ambarvale High School Hall, Rosemeadow