As the Sydney Eisteddfod Choral events at The Concourse come to an end, there is no denying that 2016 was a year of strong voices and high energy! From the smallest Infant groups, right up to the mature choristers, the passion for singing and performing was overwhelming.
It was wonderful to see such a large amount of supporters attending these events, whether they were family, friends or members of the general public, their enthusiasm created a fabulous atmosphere for the performers.
Congratulations once again to all the choirs that performed and a special mention to the Winners of each event: The University of Newcastle Chamber Choir Echology, The Daltones (Ascham School), Shine Chorus, Baker College Senior Choir, Southern Brothers, Presbyterian Ladies’ College Chamber Choir, Hunter School of the Performing Arts Primary Vocal Ensemble, Waitara Junior Voices (Waitara Public School), Reddam House Bunyips, Fort Street High School Chamber Choir, 11 Decibelles, Ascham School Choir.
Choirs bring people together through a shared love of singing, and when all members are having fun, working together on stage to achieve a common goal the results are truly magical!
Natalie O’Connor, Music Teacher & Choir Coordinator from International Grammar School had four groups compete for the first time this year and found her students loved the experience.
"We are looking forward to next year already!” Natalie said. "All the staff were so lovely and efficient and helpful, the venue was amazing and the process was easy and smooth."
Sarah Logan, Director of Platinum Vocal Studio, had her PVS Glee Club compete for the second time this year after having such a great experience in 2015. Sarah shared that her students not only have a great time but learn so much through participating.
“It was so great to see some of the more established choirs perform, and it gave all our members something to reach towards. We were all thrilled to come away with great remarks from the adjudicator and a HC! It is just such a great learning experience for all our students” Sarah said.
With the success of the 2016 choral events, Sydney Eisteddfod can not wait to see the talent that is in store for next year!
Choristers who have secured 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in their chosen category in 2016 Sydney Eisteddfod choral events will be considered for The John Lamble Foundation Australasia Choral Champions held at the New Hall, Sydney Grammar School on 19 June 2016.
Stand-out performances from these Championships will also be considered to perform in the Australian Choral Grand Prix on 21 August 2016 at The New Hall, Sydney Grammar School, 2.30pm.