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.
Our largest choir. Make singing with us the highlight of your year. Each year we hold an Open Day (next in January 2022): 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. Regular rehearsals on Thursday evenings.
Sadly, the COVID-19 situation forced us to our cancel our 2021 Big Sing scheduled for 2 & 3 October. Fear not! ChorusOz will return in 2022 – keep an eye on the website for more details about the 2022 Season and how to register to sing with us.
Our Christmas concerts are one of the highlights of the year, usually alternating between Handel’s Messiah and Carols at the House. Sadly for 2021, the COVID-19 situation in Sydney and conditions means we cannot hold any major Christmas concerts this December. Our Christmas Choir will return in 2022.
Photography by Keith Saunders
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 fulfill the dream of being our real community choir for all exploring great repertoire in the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Town Hall and beyond”.
The Festival Chorus were to sing Mendelssohn’s grand oratorio Elijah, starring Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Elijah, other leading Australian soloists and a full symphony orchestra at the Sydney Town Hall in December. Unfortunately the COVID-19 situation in Sydney has forced us to cancel this production.
Keep an eye on the upcoming 2022 Season for the return of Festival Chorus.
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.
In October 2021, ChorusOz® was to sing Verdi’s Requiem at the Sydney Town Hall. Sadly the COVID-19 situation in Sydney prevented this occurring however ChorusOz® will return on the June long weekend in 2022 with Verdi’s Requiem.
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! will return in 2022.
Photography by Keith Saunders
In 2022 we will return to the Sydney Opera House to sing Handel’s Messiah. Stay tuned for more details on next year’s season.