Main Menu
Choir Openings

Choir Openings

 
 

 
Choir openings will be listed here for six months.
 
 

National Youth Choir of Australia: Season 2019: Auditions Closing Soon!

Applications are now being sought from outstanding young singers aged 18-26 to form the National Youth Choir of Australia in 2019.

Register now!



NYCA has been appointed as ensemble-in-residence for the RSCM Winter School 'SydneyinSpires'  encompassing an intensive rehearsal and performance schedule from July 6 - July 14 inclusive.

The choir's patron Dr David Hill (London Bach Choir & Yale Schola Cantorum) will conduct an extensive repertoire culminating in a performance of Bach's magnificent St Matthew Passion at the Sydney Town Hall.

Prospective singers should view the Audition FAQ and submit their application via the website.
Auditions will take place via Skype 
on 24/25 November and 17/18 December. Places are strictly limited.

Click here  to listen to NYCA 2018 perform Timor et Tremor by Francis Poulenc under NYCA's Artistic Director Noel Ancell OAM.

Audition registration closes at 5pm AEDT on 15 December 2018, or as soon as all audition places have been filled. 
Visit our website at www.nyca.org.au or contact us at admin@nyca.org.au

Listed 20/11/2018

 

Call For Singers - Sing with Pride Series

Perth Symphonic Chorus are looking for extra singers to boost their numbers for their next couple of concerts and their annual Summer Sing. No audition required!

CENTENARY REMEMBRANCE CONCERT  Sunday 11th November 2018 – Perth Concert Hall
Rehearsals commence on the 16th October 2018

HANDEL’S MESSIAH  Saturday 22nd December 2018 - Perth Concert Hall
Rehearsals commence on the 27th November 2018

SUMMER SING 2019 – OUT OF AFRICA Saturday 9 February 2019 - Winthrop Hall, University of WA 
Rehearsals commence on the 21st January 2019

Click here  for more information and links to register

 Listed 17/08/2018
 

Seeking Skilled Singers


Coro Austral Chamber Choir in Sydney is looking for a few more skilled singers to join us in the second half of this year. If you are interested, or know someone who could be, please read on...

Baritones and basses are particularly needed right now, especially for the August and September events (see below), but other voices are also welcome. We are a small chamber choir, seeking to grow a little, whilst maintaining our high standard in presenting Spanish, Latin American, Australian and other choral works in Sydney and surrounds, including the Eugene Goossens Hall (ABC studios), Canberra School of Music, the new Harold Park entertainment precinct, Mosman Art Gallery and St Augustine's Catholic Church in Balmain.

We rehearse on Wednesday evenings in Leichhardt, with occasional extra sessions close to performance dates. The events are:
Sun 19 Aug (afternoon, Sydney) - CD Launch for Australian composer Margaret Brandman.
Sat 25 Aug (evening, Blue Mountains) - Blackheath Choir Festival.
Sat 8 Sept (arvo/evening, Thirroul) - backing vocals in the Chilean/Australian Cantata Popular for Victor Jara.
Sat 15 Sept (arvo/evening, Glebe) - Cantata Popular again.
Fri 12 Oct (arvo/evening, Canberra) - Latin American Gala concert.
Sat 13 Oct (morning/arvo, Canberra) - TBA.
Sat 20 Oct (arvo/evening, Mosman) - Latin American Gala again.
Sun 25 Nov (arvo/evening, Balmain) - Full concert, including Australian premiere of a Cuban mass.

Please contact us ASAP if you are interested/available for any or all of these, or if you can suggest other skilled/experienced choristers who could be. Thank you!
Margot McLaughlin, Artistic Director - 0414 505 784, musdir.margot@gmail.com 
David Goodwin, Administrator - 0410 505 562, dgoodwin237@gmail.com 
Website: https://www.coroaustral.org/contact--contacto.html 
 
Listed 16/07/2018
 
 
Choristers Required for Handel's 'Semele' - Ballarat Chamber Opera
 
Ballarat Chamber Opera is seeking experienced choristers for their concert performance of Handel's oratorio Semele, to be performed in Ballarat on Saturday 6 October, 7.30pm - Christ Church Cathedral, 49 Lydiard st.
Currently all voice type are required.

Rehearsals will be in Ballarat Sunday afternoons through September, with a full general rehearsal at Christ Church on Friday 28 September 1-3pm.

If you are an experienced chorister and are interested in singing in this  exquisite masterwork, please contact artistic director Christine Heald at  christine@singstrongstudio.com  or  via our Facebook page  www.facebook.com/ballaratchamberopera ASAP for further information.
 
Listed 27/06/2018
 
 
 
Casey Choir Looking for New Singers 

Casey Choir is an all women’s choir that meets in Berwick, Victoria on Thursday evenings.

We are actively seeking more 1st Sopranos.  We are a non-auditioned choir that sing at numerous community events as well as our own annual and Christmas concerts.  We seek to have fun as well as strive for excellence.  Our current membership is 55 and we are ably led and conducted by Mr Simon Loveless.  We vary in age from early 30s to late 70s and represent a large number of varying cultural backgrounds.

If you are interested, please contact us at caseychoirladies@gmail.com.  More information about our choir is available at www.caseychoir.com.au.

Listed 19/06/2018

 

Trinity Grammar School Looking for New Singers

We are looking for a few singers (mainly sopranos and altos) to supplement our choir, which is all male. We have a concert on 12 September at 7:30pm, "The Chichester Psalms and Other Joyful Noises" at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne. So come and join us and be a part of this wonderful commemorative event

ENQUIRES: kelleyk@trintiy.vic.edu.au

About the concert:
Trinity Grammar School will be commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein with a choral concert featuring a performance of the Chichester Psalms.

The Chichester Psalms is a work in three movements for mixed choir, orchestra and boy soprano soloist, sung in Hebrew. We are excited by the opportunity perform this wonderfully joyous work, that was originally commissioned for the 1965 Chichester Festival. The central message of the work, and the linchpin of Bernstein’s philosophy of life is a thought which we all must hold dear:

Chichester Psalms  will feature The Bernstein Choir, comprised of the Trinity Grammar Junior and Senior Choirs, St Paul's Cathedral Choir and members of the wider Trinity Community, including staff, Old Grammarians and family.

The concert will also feature performances from each of the Trinity Grammar School choirs.
 
Listed 04/06/2018
 
 

The Yarra Voices - June Auditions

The Yarra Voices is a new children's choir based in North Fitzroy. We are holding auditions in June and are looking for boys and girls between 7-14 who love to sing!

Our aim is to provide quality music education and choral experiences for children of all backgrounds. Boys and girls will enjoy performance opportunities stemming from an excellent rehearsal and learning environment. Choristers will learn about music in a manner that will develop their music literacy capabilities. Most importantly, it is our hope students leave the program with a love of quality music that will stay with them for life.

Please contact Renee at theyarravoices@gmail.com to book an audition, or if you would like some flyers or simply visit the link to our website for more information. www.theyarravoices.com/audition-information 

Listed 04/06/2018

 
 
National Boys Choir of Australia Audition Day - Saturday 16 June 2018
 

Recognised for over 50 years, the National Boys Choir of Australia is a not for profit organisation that has performed extensively both nationally and internationally, regularly with the Melbourne Symphony, Opera Australia, in the acclaimed Qantas ‘I Still Call Australia Home’ advertisements and at Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight in Melbourne. Current choristers performing in the National Boys Choir of Australia also reap the intrinsic benefits of being part of the choir.

Recently, a report by CNBC.com revealed that singing in a choir could be the ‘new exercise’ as presented in a new book by behavioural science author Daniel H. Pink. In his book, Pink argues that “choral singing calms the heart and boosts endorphin levels. It improves lung function. It increases pain thresholds and reduces the need for pain medication."

Some of the National Boys Choir of Australia’s past choristers include:

  • Principal Conductor for Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Nicholas Carter
  • Mannheim-based opera singer Christopher Diffey-Wilson
  • Australian tour manager, record producer and studio engineer Nikita Miltiadou
  • International award-winning ballroom dancer Nathan Ryan

June 16 will provide boys in Melbourne the opportunity to audition for the National Boys Choir of Australia, inviting families to be part of this established and esteemed choral community.

Auditions will be held at the National Boys Choir of Australia office and studios at 3/9 Pilgrim Court, Ringwood 3134 Victoria on Saturday 16 June. Bookings are essential by calling the National Boys Choir of Australia on 03 9872 4480 or emailing office@nationalboyschoir.com.au . Readers can visit the National Boys Choir of Australia website at https://nationalboyschoir.com.au/ to learn more. 

Download the flier for more information.

Listed 04/04/2018
 
 
Performance Opportunity: Choristers needed for the 2018 Warrnambool Organ Festival
 
The Warrnambool Organ Festival is seeking interest from singers in the Warrnambool region who would like to sing in a special one-time-only performance of Gioacchino Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle (Petite Solemn Mass). This performance will occur at 7.30 pm on Saturday 1 September, 2018, at Christ Church (Henna St) and will be a highlight of the 5th Annual Warrnambool Organ Festival program.
 
Rehearsals will begin in May, and will be held predominantly on Saturdays 2-5pm.

To register your interest in being a part of the chorus for this special performance, please email Louise ASAP at l.keast93@gmail.com
Or just come along to the Rossini Information & Listening Session!

For more information, please download the Brochure.
 
Listed 05/03/2018
 
 
The Majellan Singers are looking for new members!
Thinking of joining a small, friendly  all-female choir? The Majellan Singers choir currently has vacancies for all voice parts and is holding auditions. Under the music direction of Bill Simmons we aim to perform quality choral repertoire at a high standard. Rehearsals are held in Ashburton (Vic) on Wednesdays, 7.30-9.30 pm. The ability to read music is essential.
If this sounds like you then please ring Rosemary 0416267500 for more information and/or to arrange an audition. 
 
Listed 16/02/2018
 
 
CALLING ALL SINGERS!
The Great War Symphony, U.S. Premiere, Carnegie Hall, New York

Chart-topping English composer Patrick Hawes has written The Great War Symphony, an epic new work for choir, soloists and orchestra as one of the official U.K. events to mark the end of the centenary commemorations of the First World War.  Of the new work, Patrick says “I wanted to create a memorial in music to all those who were victims of the First World War.  It is so easy to forget that we owe our freedom and ways of life to those men and women who died for us.  I would like to think that, during this centenary year, our nations will bequeath substantial and approachable works of art to future generations.”

The result is The Great War Symphony which will be premièred at London's Royal Albert Hall on 9th October 2018 in aid of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, and in partnership with Classic FM.  The work is also currently being recorded at Abbey Road Studios for release later this year.

A month after the world premiere, The Great War Symphony receives its U.S. première at New York’s Carnegie Hall on 11th November 2018, the exact centenary of the Armistice.  For this, Patrick is looking for singers to join him on stage in New York.  “The poignancy of performing the U.S. Premiere of the work on Armistice Day makes this a really special event and I’m hoping to have a large group of singers with me to mark this unique occasion.  We already have choirs singed up from the U.K., U.S., and Germany, and I would love a contingent from Australia, not least because I’ve referenced Gallipoli in the work.  It’s open to individual singers as well as full choirs and is being organised by Distinguished Concerts International New York (www.dciny.org), so do get in touch if you are interested in joining me.” 

Conceived for and dedicated to the bravery and sacrifice of those who lost their lives in the First World War, the performance is sure to be highly emotive experience. 

If you would like more informatiom, contact Patrick’s manager at andyberry@hawesmusic.com.
www.patrickhawes.com
https://youtu.be/FPB9VJgAyac 

Listed 02/02/2018
Find a Local Choir
Become a member of ANCA Become a member of ANCA Sing Out Magazine/Advertising Advertising
Site Search

Use "Find Local Choir" above to search for choirs.

Donate to ANCA


ANCA is a registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient. Donations over $2 or more are tax deductible in Australia. To make a Donation, please pay into the following Donations Account and email admin@anca.org.au with your details so that we can send you a receipt ANCA Donations BSB 034 063 A/c 269467