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NYCA kicks-off in 3 weeks!

Tue Jun 12 2018

The excitement is building...

Season 2018: June 30 - July 8

Our singers are getting ready. Our staff are getting ready. NYCA 2018 kicks-off in just over three weeks!

Book your tickets today!

In the meantime, you can support NYCA in many ways...

Lending time. Offering in-kind support. Sponsoring a singer. Commissioning a piece. Donating to our recordings crowd funding effort or general appeal.

Lend your support today!

A donation of any size can make a real difference to the National Youth Choir of Australia.  Past support has been used to subsidise accommodation costs for singers, transportation for regional tours, new composition and music scores. Our ongoing fundraising program is dependent on the support we receive from our supporters such as yourself.

The National Choir of Australia (NYCA) is a registered Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and all donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Please consider getting involved to ensure another 23 years of fabulous music-making! 

Click here to make your contribution via the secure Give Now platform. Or you can make you donation directly into the NYCA Donations Account: National Youth Choir of Australia / BSB 033 385 / Account No. 905652.

We are also asking all friends of NYCA to support our recordings crowd funding effort via the Australian Cultural Fund. Your contribution will mean we'll be able to preserve this year's season for posterity, not to mention share NYCA with the world!

If you are unable to attend a performance in person, video and audio recordings will be posted on YouTube which will be a fantastic way for you to still be part of NYCA 2018.

In general, we struggle to keep the costs we must pass on to the singers as low as possible. To overcome this problem and make NYCA participation open to as many excellent singers as possible means that we must work hard to provide as much financial assistance as is possible.

But this usually only covers the ‘must haves’ such as accommodation, meals and transport. It does not cover additional items which will help us to market NYCA in the future. We believe it is vital that we record these amazing voices and works, but to do so we need your help.


There are only three weeks to go to our annual season under Noel Ancell OAMHere is a taste of what the singers achieved during the 2017 season. Help us to help them achieve again!


Make your donation to NYCA via the secure Give Now platform today here.

Listen to NYCA in action during Season 2017 here.

Follow each moment of the 2018 season under Noel Ancell OAM here.

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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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