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.
We have three community choirs and you can join all three! Or join our monthly casual singing workshops, PopUp Sing!
Read on to find out how.

Festival Chorus

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

Christmas Choir

Our Christmas concerts are one of the highlights of the year, alternating between Handel’s Messiah and Carols at the House.

Chorus Oz

Our annual big sing at the Sydney Opera House. Spend a weekend immersed in music and perform to your family and friends in an experience you will never forget.

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”.

In 2019, as a member of Festival, you will perform in the iconic Concert Hall at the Sydney Opera House performing Music from the Movies and the Dvorak Requiem.

Open Days are held twice a year where you will be asked to sing in a group before being offered a place in the choir. No scary solo auditions!

OPEN DAY INFO

Photography by Keith Saunders

Christmas Choir

Christmas is a time for singing and celebration and we do it in style at Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. Every year we form a large choir to sing Handel’s Messiah or Carols at the House. 2019 will be Handel’s Messiah.

Join our choirs on stage at the Sydney Opera House for three concerts and perform with a professional orchestra and world renowned soloists.

No audition necessary, rehearsals commence in October for performances in December.

Registrations opening soon – watch this space!

Photography by Keith Saunders

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 at the Sydney Opera House, sharing the experience with up to 1000 other passionate singers, world class soloists and the Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra. Many people say it is a life-changing experience, and others make it a calendar event each year, sharing it with family, friends and choir members. No audition or assessment is required.

ChorusOz® 2019 will rehearse and grapple with Beethoven’s most beloved choral works including the ‘Ode to Joy’ from his ninth symphony, as well as the finale from his opera, Fidelio, and highlights from his Mass in C. Registrations are open. Don’t miss out!

CHORUSOZ INFO

 

 

PopUp Sing!

Our free singing workshops are back at Riverside Theatre. 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!

PopUp Sing At Riverside Theatre:
Saturday 24th Feb – 10-11am. Led by Brett Weymark.
Tuesday 2nd April – 12.30-1.15pm. Led by Brett Weymark.
Tuesday 25th June – 12.30-1.15pm. Led by Nadia Piave.
Tuesday 6th Aug – 12.30-1.15pm. Led by Brett Weymark.
Tuesday 8th Oct – 12.30-1.15pm. Led by Brett Weymark.
Tuesday 5th Nov – 12.30-1.15pm. Led by Brett Weymark.
Spaces are limited! REGISTER HERE

PopUp Sing celebrates Make Music Day
Friday 21st June, 6pm-7pm. Led by Blade Fuller.
REGISTER HERE