Sydney Children's Choir is now accepting new choristers for 2018, with training and performance ensembles for singers in Year 1 through to Year 12. It's a great opportunity for kids to gain confidence, learn discipline, and get practical onstage experience.
No audition is required for music-loving children in primary school, as everyone at that age is welcome. Children can come along for about 40 minutes every Saturday and take part in all sorts of introductory singing lessons.
For those in high school, enquires are accepted from those who have experience in choral singing or instrumental music, and ideally have begun studies in musical theory. Choristers in high school will need to demonstrate appropriate aural and singing skills for their relevant age group within Sydney Children’s Choir.
"We take all young children who come to us as primary school children into the Sydney Children's Choir, but then we aim towards an extremely high musical level and we really feel that we can extend children musically and intellectually" says founder and artistic director, Lyn Williams OAM.
Sydney Children's Choir offers incomparable performance opportunities. In 2017, different ensembles were part of productions with Opera Australia, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Boys' Choir, as well as a performance at Parliament House (the first time the national anthem was performed with lyrics in Ngunawal, the language of the traditional owners of the Canberra area).
Artistic Operations Manager Sam Allchurch says. "A lot of the studies have focused on the neurological benefits, for literacy and numeracy and pattern teaching, those sorts of things, which I think is absolutely wonderful. But I always add to that, music is beautiful, and it's fun, and it makes people happy, and that should be reason enough to do it."
To make any enquiry about your child joining the Sydney Children's Choir, SEE HERE. For more information, visit their website here.