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Choirs during COVID 19

Mon Aug 17 2020

We asked ANCA Members to send videos of what your choir was up to during COVID-19 restrictions. Thanks for sending some wonderful, heartwarming videos.

Choir: Enchante, St Peter's Girls' School

Composed by Kerry Marsh 
Musical Director: Sari Noble Soloists: Stella Rasheed and Emeshe Robson Recording and video: Dave Goodwin
Each student was recorded individually for both of these recordings. 


Middle Ground

Composed by Gian Slater
Musical Director: Sari Noble Soloists: Emeshe Robson, Georgie Raftopoulos and Izzy Norman Recording: Dave Goodwin
Each student was recorded individually for both of these recordings. 



Choir: Mamas & Co

Live from their lounge rooms, members of the Mamas join forces as a Virtual Quaratine Choir to present this re-working of an 80's classic as a choral arrangement. Thanks to Riley & Morgan for editing and audio mixing, Allan for guitar accompaniment, Naomi for communications and all the Mamas who sang, filmed and had fun!



Morris Community Home Choir

"We are a K-12 school, and ‘Morris' is the name of our primary campus. We invited members from our primary choirs to take part in the optional virtual choir as a holiday project over the April holidays while they were at home, and encouraged their families to join in as well.  This is the resulting video - featuring a range of students from Years 3 to 6, some siblings, some parents, and some staff members who couldn’t pass up the opportunity to jump in and have a sing."

Count on Me - Bruno Mars, Ari Levine & Philip Lawrence, arr Janet Day ,  ‘Conductor’ and video editor - Kerry Bennett , Accompanist - Iestyn Parry


Multiple Choirs 

Original Composition by Choir director Joanna Weinberg, who has arranged a song called Lockdown.


Vocalize Choir

 Vocalize sings an original song called Lachlan’s Lullaby. 


The Temper Trap + The Australian Children's Choir - 'Sweet Disposition' [Live on The State of Music]

Featuring Alice Skye, Allara, Brad Cox, Casey Barnes, DMA'S, Frente, Jack Gray, Katy Steele, Little Quirks, Olympia, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Stella Donnelly, The Cat Empire, The McClymonts, The Temper Trap with The Australian Children's Choir, Violent Soho.


Sydney Philharmonia Choirs | Virtual Choir | Ruht Wohl | St. John Passion | J S Bach 

For many years the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs have presented sacred music on Easter Saturday from Mozart’s Requiem to Bach’s Mass in B minor.

choir videos Vocalize creates recently, an original song called Lachlan’s Lullaby. Hope 

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‘New Choral Composition Prize accepting entries’

 Bel a cappella’s inaugural Prize takes Australian music travelling

 Sydney chamber choir Bel a cappella will mark Music Director Anthony Pasquill’s 10 year anniversary with the choir with a tour to Russia and the Baltic in 2021. In early April they launched an initiative linked to the tour that promises to showcase new Australian music to the world.

The Bel a cappella Choral Composition Prize will award 3 Australian composers $1500 each for original a cappella choral works for up to 8 voice parts.  

Each of the 3 winning works will have its world premiere in one of the cities in the 2021 tour (to be chosen by the awarded composer), including St Petersburg, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallin and Riga. Their Australian premiere will be at the next concert Bel performs upon their return to Australia.

Pasquill believes that Australian choral music certainly has the capacity to match the depth and breadth of that being composed and performed in the traditional choral music countries of northern Europe and this Prize will give him and Bel a cappella the opportunity to demonstrate that.

Choir president Bruce Watson says, "When we launched our fundraising campaign for this Prize we were excited about creating an opportunity to bring new Australian choral music to the world. Now we also know we'll be supporting some local composers through this terrible time when so much work for musicians has vanished." 

Bel a cappella believes their Choral Composition Prize will make a big difference to composers in this difficult time for the Arts across the globe, providing both a sense of creative purpose and significant prize money to the three awarded composers.

Bel a cappella Choral Composition Prize

ELIGIBILITY: The Prize is open to any individual who is a permanent resident of Australia or Australian citizen. There is no age limit.



A panel of jurors will review entries and award the 3 Prizes on July 31, 2020

Information/ Web:

Contact: Pepe Newton | Publicity Officer |  | m 0412 548 703

See the attached flyer for more information. 



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