Fort Street High School Chamber Choir on stage at the 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod. Photo: WInkiPoP Media
Sydney Eisteddfod applauds Endeavour Harmony Chorus, Jury Vote Winner from the Any Age Choirs, and Fort Street High School Chamber Choir, the Jury Vote Winner from the Youth (19/u) Choirs, on their achievements in the 2017 Australian Choral Grand Prix.
For the first time, two Jury Vote awards were presented and held an equal amount of $2,500. Sponsored by The Haggarty Family and The Cameron Family respectively, these awards provide both choirs with the opportunity to put these funds towards furthering their choral ambitions.
Congratulations is also extended to Meriden Senior Singers, Winner of the People's Choice Award which also carried a $2,500 prize value. The 2nd People's Choice Award of $2,000 went to Fort Street High School Chamber Choir.
Meriden Senior Singers also won the Award for a Performance of a Work by an Australian Composer or Arranger with their performance of "Deep Sea Dreaming" by Elena Kats-Chernin.
Presented by Sydney Eisteddfod in partnership with the Rotary Club of Sydney Cove, this energetic event featured seven standout choirs who captured both the audience and the judges’ attention in The John Lamble Foundation Australasian Choral Championships for Open Age and Youth Choirs earlier in the festival season.
Judges Noel Cislowski AM and Francis Greep said that with so many outstanding choirs performing in this year’s Sydney Eisteddfod it is clear that choral music is alive and well in Australia.
Every choir that took to the stage proved that the choral community in Australia is not only growing in strength but also refining their skills to an extremely high standard. All performers should be incredibly proud of their performances.
Sydney Eisteddfod would like to thank all of the supporter that made this afternoon of incredible choral music possible including: Sydney Grammar School, with special mention to Headmaster Dr Richard Malpass and the Head of Music, Mr Paul Gaske, for their support as a venue partner; prize sponsors The Haggarty Foundation and The Cameron Family; celebrity host Angela Bishop; and, Rotary Club of Sydney Cove.