Singing in a choir has been scientifically proven to improve your health and well-being. Choristers’ heartbeats synchronise when they sing together providing a calming effect and the endorphins released leave you uplifted and buoyant. Singing is also the perfect hobby- no equipment is required and it is a great way to make friends and join a community.

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs’ community choirs are currently not rehearsing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this stage, we are not taking any registrations for our community choirs.

Festival Chorus

Join our largest choir, sing on the Sydney Town Hall stage and make singing with us the highlight of your year. Regularly rehearse on Thursday evening.

Chorus Oz

Our annual big sing will take place at the Sydney Town Hall in 2021. Spend a weekend immersed in the music of Verdi’s Requiem and perform to your family and friends in an experience you will never forget.

Christmas Choir

Our Christmas concerts are one of the highlights of the year, alternating between Handel’s Messiah and Carols at the House. Watch this space for news in 2021.

Photography by Keith Saunders

Festival Chorus

Festival Chorus is our largest choir, a community of 400 passionate members converging twice a year to perform choral repertoire on a grand scale.

As our illustrious Music Director, Brett Weymark says, “Festival is at the heart of the idea that singing is for everyone and as the ensemble matures, we hope it will become even bigger and fulfil the dream of being our real community choir for all exploring great repertoire in the Sydney Opera House and beyond”.

Applications to register to sing in Festival Chorus in 2021 will open later this year.

 

ChorusOz®

ChorusOz® was the brainchild of Brett Weymark to allow those who couldn’t commit to a regular choir the opportunity to sing on the stage of the Sydney Opera House once a year. It has since become a fixture in the Sydney Opera House and in the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs calendar.

People travel from across Australia and the world to enjoy the experience of singing a large-scale choral work and in 2021 we will sing Verdi’s Requiem at the Sydney Town Hall. Share the experience with 700 other passionate singers, world class soloists and the Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra. Many people say this is a life-changing experience and attend each year, sharing it with family, friends and choir members. No audition or assessment is required.

Registration for ChorusOz 2021 will open later this year.

 

 

PopUp Sing!

This is your chance to sing along with like-minded music lovers, in a fun and informal setting, led by Brett Weymark. Previous workshops have presented music from Broadway musicals, hits from popular bands such as ABBA and The Beatles, jazz and classical repertoire. No experience is necessary, just come along and have a sing!

PopUp Sing! dates will be confirmed later this year.

Photography by Keith Saunders

Christmas Choir

Stay tuned for an update on 2021.