Noel Cislowski. Photo: WinkiPoP Media
Anyone who sings in a choir understands the positive impact of achieving and expressing something with others, and it is this aspect of choirs that Noel Cislowski AM feels compelled to contribute to, as he too was supported in his youth.
Some of his earliest childhood memories are testimony to the way that singing has created a sense of connection for him.
"As a curly haired boy of seven years old I sang 'silver threads among the gold' in a school concert, which was a positive experience, " Noel said.
"From my earliest years I had the opportunity to sing in choirs and realised the valued of this. From singing in and conducting choirs I realised what a great boost it is for any musician to be involved in choral work."
"Sydney Eisteddfod is an organisation that gives great opportunities to all performers and it's helped me in my career," he said.
Noel has supported opportunities for performers since the 1970s. He realised the value of eisteddfods when working on Arts projects in NSW Department of Education and then as an individual sponsor.
"It gives me the satisfaction of helping performers in the same way I was helped in my formative years," he said.
Every year Sydney Eisteddfod provides important performance opportunities for choirs of all ages and genres, from all over Australasia. If you believe in the positive impact that performing in a choir has on the lives of Australians and the need for performance opportunities, please consider making a donation to Sydney Eisteddfod.