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.
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 October 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.
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.
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 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 2021, we’re back and looking for new singers after the disruptions of 2020. Never has it been a better time to restore your mind and soul by singing with others and making beautiful music together. On Saturday 11 September, Festival Chorus will sing Mendelssohn’s grand oratorio Elijah, starring Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Elijah, other leading Australian soloists and a full symphony orchestra at the majestic Sydney Town Hall.
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 in May 2021.
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
Stay tuned for an update on 2022 when we return to the Sydney Opera House for Messiah.