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 is currently not rehearsing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this stage, we are still taking registrations for Chorus Oz but Festival Chorus registrations are closed.
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.
Our annual big sing will take place at the Sydney Town Hall in 2020. 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.
Our Christmas concerts are one of the highlights of the year, alternating between Handel’s Messiah and Carols at the House. We will not have a Christmas Choir in 2020, but watch this space for news in 2021.
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 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”.
We are now closed to applications for Festival Chorus 2020, if you would like to sing in the centenary concert please register for a normal audition here.
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 2020 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.
Our free singing workshops are back at Riverside Theatres! This year we’re offering a new lunchtime sing at Riverside Theatre, Parramatta- the perfect workout for your vocal chords! This is your chance to sing along with like-minded music lovers, in a fun and informal setting, led by our experienced choral conductors Brett Weymark and Nadia Piave. 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!
Friday 10 July 2020 at 12:30pm
Sunday 11 October 2020 at 11am
Friday 18 December 2020 at 12:30pm
Photography by Keith Saunders
Due to limitations on venue size at the Sydney Coliseum Theatre, we will not be featuring a Christmas Choir at Carols at the Coliseum in 2020. Stay tuned for an update on 2021.