Our 2021 season continues to be different to our normal seasons. With the ongoing and changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and venue restrictions we will announce concerts as soon as we are able to. Stay tuned for further updates.
CHORUSOZ: VERDI REQUIEM
Sadly, our 2021 ChorusOz on 2nd and 3rd October has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation in Sydney.
We will now present Verdi’s awe-inspiring Requiem in our 2022 Season. Stay tuned for more details about how you can experience this incredible music with the 700-voice strong ChoruzOz, some of Australia’s leading soloists and a full symphony orchestra.
NIGHT OF THE SOUL
The Chamber Singers were to perform works by Norwegian Ola Gyeilo, Americans Tarik O’Regan, Stephen Paulus and Eric Whitacre, Estonian Arvo Pärt, Latvian Ērik Ešenvalds and our own Maria Lopes, Andrew Anderson and Deborah Cheetham all in the intimate Utzon Room of the Sydney Opera House with its sparkling harbour views.
Unfortunately the ongoing COVID-19 situation in Sydney means that this program has been cancelled. We hope to present these works in future concert seasons.
SING ON! A CHORAL CELEBRATION
This concert was to be our 2020 centenary celebration concert, rescheduled again to 21 November. With over over 200 voices, this concert would have seen several works from our 100 Minutes of New Australian Music commissioning project premiered, including Elena Kats-Cherin’s Human Waves and Daniel Walker’s Choral Crackers – a top-10 cavalcade of our audiences’ favourites such as Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’, Handel’s ‘Zadok the Priest’ and more. We have plans to present these wonderful works in future concert seasons.
Rebel, visionary, miracle worker: Teddy Tahu Rhodes is the Old Testament prophet Elijah, joined by a stellar cast and 400-voices of our Festival and Symphony Choruses in Mendelssohn’s grand oratorio.
Thursday 16th December, 7pm
Sydney Town Hall
Tickets for this performance will go on sale as soon as the NSW Government health directives permit live performances.
Now, more than ever, the healing power of music – and of music experienced in community – is what we all need.
So for our first concert of 2021 we’ve turned to the music from the Baltic region, with a concert featuring Arvo Pärt’s luminous Berliner Messe (Berlin Mass).
Saturday 13th March, 2pm & 5pm
St Andrew’s Cathedral
ST JOHN PASSION RE-IMAGINED
Bach’s transcendent music takes centre stage when the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs perform at The Concourse, Chatswood for his dramatic telling of the Easter story in the St John Passion. And embedded in the narrative are two specially commissioned works, providing musical and philosophical reflections for the modern era.
Saturday 3rd April, 1pm
The Concourse, Chatswood
Symphony Chorus fills the Sydney Town Hall with Carl Orff’s kaleidoscopic Carmina Burana – one of the most thrilling choral works of modern times. From the opening roar of O Fortuna! it’s a wild musical ride for your senses. We’ll also perform Peter Sculthorpe’s Sun Music for voices and percussion and John Peterson’s The earth that fire touches – evocative soundscapes as diverse as the Australian experience and landscape that inspired them.
Saturday 22nd May, 3pm
Sydney Town Hall