The Gondwana World Choral Festival is set to be the greatest gathering of international choirs in Australia this century, with more than one thousand young singers from the world’s finest choirs converging on Sydney to celebrate 30 years of Gondwana Choirs and Sydney Children’s Choir, a journey which started when Artistic Director Lyn Williams AM, founded the Sydney Children’s Choir in 1989 and created a new and distinctly Australian genre of choral music.
The week-long festival hosted by Gondwana Choirs gathers young singers from Canada, China (including Inner Mongolia), Estonia, France, Japan, Latvia, the USA, and around Australia to perform two gala concerts at the Sydney Opera House and a series of performances at Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
The festival opening gala concert – Sounds of Australia has an all Australian line-up along with the world premiere of two new works, one by Australian composer Paul Stanhope, and another by leading American classical composer Nico Muhly, who will make his first Australian appearances at the festival. Festivities culminate with the Sounds of the World closing gala concert with the greatest variety of choirs ever heard under one roof.
Each choir will appear in several concerts across the week, performing their signature repertoire, including music from their homeland. The festival program also features a series of recitals, workshops, masterclasses and panel discussions at the festival hub at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Tickets $35-99 plus booking fees.
For tickets and more information, please visit gondwana-wcf.org.au