Chorister Registration Terms and Conditions 

ChorusOz, Christmas Choir and Festival Chorus

  1. You must be 18 years of age or over.
  2. You must agree to follow the SPC COVID Guidance for Choristers. As at 1 July 2022, this includes providing and wearing face masks during rehearsals, showing proof of a negative RAT before each rehearsal, and having up to date COVID vaccinations (proof of vaccinations must be available on request). Please note that these protocols are updated regularly, and in conjunction with health professionals. SPC may change the protocols during the registration or rehearsal period. Choristers will be informed and provided an updated COVID Guidance when this occurs.
  3. You must attend all times required for your voice part.
  4. Choice of voice part is final and cannot be altered after registration is processed.
  5. Seat requests (for rehearsals and concerts) can be made only where they apply to special access requirements, and must be communicated to Sydney Philharmonia Choirs via email:
    1. ChorusOz choristers should email hello@sydneyphilharmonia.com.au
    2. All other SPC choristers should email Choirs Manager meagan@sydneyphilharmonia.com.au
  6. Please note that access to our performance venues and chorister seating often requires negotiation of several flights of stairs. Please tell us of any special access requirements when you register and we will confirm whether we can accommodate your request.
  7. Once you submit your registration, the fee cannot be refunded or transferred unless under exceptional circumstances.
  8. You acknowledge that you have read and agree to abide by the undertakings within the Chorister Charter (Festival Chorus only) and agree that the decision of Sydney Philharmonia Choirs is final in all matters relating to your participation in this event.
  9. The right is reserved to vary, substitute or withdraw advertised programs, artists, venues and seating arrangements.
  10. Sydney Philharmonia Choirs is not liable for any claims, damages, losses or expense as a result of the cancellation of a performance or a change in the description of any performance.
  11. Please be aware that the layout of Sydney Philharmonia Choirs’ venues may be unfamiliar to you, so you must take care at all times. You acknowledge that you are responsible for your own safety and for the safety of any person accompanying you. To the extent permitted by law, you release Sydney Philharmonia Choirs from any liability for any damage, loss, liability or injury you may suffer in relation to your attendance at a performance however caused, including that due to any negligence or other acts of omission of Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.
  12. You agree to compensate Sydney Philharmonia Choirs for any damages, loss, liability or injury Sydney Philharmonia Choirs may suffer as a result of your wilful, reckless or negligent acts or omissions at a venue.
  13. Any device which records images or sound may not be brought into the venue. This includes, but is not limited to smart phones, tablets, cameras, video recorders, DAT recorders, Compact Disc devices.
  14. Mobile phones, pagers and similar equipment must be turned off before entry into the venue’s auditorium.
  15. You acknowledge you are responsible for your own property.
  16. If you are photographed, filmed or taped, you consent to Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, or third parties appointed by them, photographing, filming or taping you. Sydney Philharmonia Choirs or third parties appointed by them can broadcast, publish, licence and use any photographs, film, recordings or images of you without compensation. Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, the third parties and anyone acquiring from them a right to use the material are not liable to you in any way for its use.
  17. All communication regarding rehearsals and performance is via Choir Genius, online scheduling program (Festival, Symphony, Chamber Singers, VOX, Christmas Choir), the ChorusOz website (ChorusOz only) and email; therefore access to a valid email address is essential as a member of the choirs.
  18. SPC will not tolerate any disrespectful behaviour towards staff, and choristers will be asked to leave the choir should any rudeness, harassment or bullying occur towards any staff member or fellow-chorister.