OUR COMMUNITY CHOIRS

It’s no secret that singing in a choir is good for you: it 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.

Festival Chorus 2022

Festival Chorus is our largest choir. Make singing with us the highlight of your year. Each year we hold Open Days which is open to everyone: simply register, sing on Open Day so we can ‘place’ your voice type and then get ready to sing a major choral work in an iconic venue with professional soloists and an orchestra. Festival Chorus rehearses on Thursday evenings.

Our next Open Day is Thursday 14 July, 7–9.30PM.

Register today on the form below.

ChorusOz®

The pandemic may have stopped our annual Big Sing in the last couple of years, but ChorusOz® will make a MASSIVE return on the June long weekend in 2023.

Registrations will open later in 2022. 

Christmas Choir 2022

Christmas is a time for singing and celebration and we do it in style at Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. This year we will sing Handel’s Messiah in the newly refurbished Sydney Opera House Concert Hall and you’re invited to join our Christmas Choir. With literally hundreds of other Christmas Choristers, you will be joined on stage by members of our auditioned choirs, the Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra and world-renowned soloists, and led by conductor Brett Weymark.

Registrations are now OPEN! Click HERE

Live in the Illawarra? Find out about the Wollongong Messiah Choir. Rehearse in Wollongong and perform in Sydney. Four Taster sessions start Wednesday 20 July to Wednesday 10 August. Find our more: click HERE 
To Register for Wollongong Messiah Choir: click HERE

Photography by Keith Saunders

Festival Chorus 2022

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 Artistic & 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, Sydney Town Hall and beyond”.

In 2022, Festival Chorus will sing in two programs:

Join us for Glorious Puccini!
To get involved, come along to our Open Day at Wharf 4/5 on Thursday 14 July 2022 from 7pm – 9.30pm.

REGISTER HERE

 

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  Sydney Philharmonia Choirs’ calendar.

People travel from across Australia and the world to enjoy the experience of singing a large-scale choral work 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, colleagues and choir members. No audition or assessment is required.

After three years of lockdowns and delays, ChorusOz® will return over the June long weekend in 2023. Registrations will open later in 2022.

 

Christmas Choir 2022

In 2022 we return to the Sydney Opera House to sing Handel’s Messiah with its famous “Hallelujah chorus”. Make it your best Christmas ever with the unforgettable experience of singing on stage in the world famous Sydney Opera House in front of your family and friends.

Rehearsals will commence on 3 November 2022 with performances at Sydney Opera House on Thursday 8 (8pm) and Saturday 10 (1pm) and Sunday 11 December (1pm). The full schedule will be available when registrations open in mid June.

Registrations are now OPEN! Click HERE

Live in the Illawarra? Find out about the Wollongong Messiah Choir. Rehearse in Wollongong and perform in Sydney. Four Taster sessions start Wednesday 20 July to Wednesday 10 August. Find our more: click HERE 
To Register for Wollongong Messiah Choir: click HERE

 

Photo: Jaimi Joy

Big Heart Sing

Open up your heart to creativity and the power of song! On the last Monday of each month, come along to the Sydney Opera House Centre for Creativity to join other people who just love to sing in Big Heart Sing – a joyous celebration of the simple power of communal song.

It’s fun, informal and supportive. A professional conductor leads the group in repertoire from musicals, opera, the Beatles or songs about a theme like Freedom. Register, rock up and be ready to sing with new songs every time!

Big Heart Sing begins at 5.45pm so you can drop in on your way home from work, or join us before the sun sets. Come every month alone or with a group of friends to sing with an unparalleled view of Sydney Harbour.

Find out more information here.

Photo by Keith Saunders

PopUp Sing!

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!

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