Tickets: Premium $109 | A $89 | B $69 | C $49. Concessions available
A booking fee of $8.50 per transaction applies.



A concert like this only comes around every 100 years, or so. COVID-19 may have put paid to our centenary concert last year, but we’re determined to present the amazing music we had planned so in 2021 – a long year later – we are thrilled to invite you our all-new, all-Australian choral extravaganza.

We’re proud that we can now present works that were commissioned as part of our 100 Minutes of New Australian Music centenary project, such as Indigenous composer James Henry’s hypnotic Murrgumurrgu.

Elena Kats-Chernin’s Human Waves reflects the rich legacy of Australia’s migrant history. Elena said, “Brett Weymark had a vision for a large work to be centred around the tapestry of our mixed community: an exploration and celebration of Australia’s diversity and how the fusion of cultures and traditions has enriched our society and taught us tolerance, thoughtfulness and gratefulness. He came up with the title Human Waves which I loved from the beginning. It can mean so many things: a warm wave of welcome; the waves of the ocean – bringing so many migrants by boat; the waves people make when they change society.”

Daniel Walker’s Choral Crackers is a high-energy medley of the top-10 hallmark choral works that have featured in our performances over the last 100 years – works such as Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’, Mozart’s Requiem and Handel’s Zadok the Priest.

The journey from that first concert at Randwick Hospital on 9 September 1920 by the newly formed Hurlstone Park Choral Society – through wars, generations, seismic culture shifts and a global pandemic – has seen us become Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Australia’s premier choral arts company. Celebrate with us at Sing On!

The program will run for approximately 1 hour and 55 minutes, including a 20-minute interval.

Saturday 24 July 3pm
Sydney Town Hall

Deborah CHEETHAM & Matthew DOYLE Tarimi Nulay – Long time living here†
Daniel BRINSMEAD Cantate Domino*†
Andrew ANDERSON Song in My Heart*†
Elena KATS-CHERNIN Human Waves*†
James HENRY Murrgumurrgu*†
Matthew ORLOVICH MMXX A Meditation on Auld Lang Syne*
Daniel WALKER Choral Crackers*

Commissioned as part of our 100 Minutes of New Australian Music centenary project in 2020.

Brett Weymark conductor
Elizabeth Scott conductor
Chamber Singers
Symphony Chorus

Elena Kats-Chernin piano
Sydney Youth Orchestra
Members of Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra

Tickets: Premium $109 | A $89 | B $69 | C $49. Concessions available.
A booking fee of $8.50 per transaction applies.



  • Audiences will be required to QR code register upon entry to the Sydney Town Hall.
  • As a condition of the venue, audiences will be required to wear masks throughout the performance. If this changes we will inform patrons as soon as possible.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available.
  • We will publish a digital program book on our website a week prior to the concert. A limited number of printed program books will be available for $5 each at the concert.