Festival of Summer Voices

Australia’s leading choral music event for singers, composers, conductors and audiences

Gondwana Choirs proudly presents the 2020 Festival of Summer Voices, featuring Australia’s best young choral singers live in concert across 4 nights at UNSW this January.

More than 300 young singers from around Australia will converge at UNSW to perform 4 public concerts under the direction of Australia’s finest choral conductors. These performances set the standard for choral performance nationally with repertoire from around the world.

Led by Gondwana Choirs founder and Artistic Director Lyn Williams AM, the Festival of Summer Voices opens with the Overture concert on Thursday, 16 January at 7pm, showcasing all 6 Gondwana National Choirs ensembles: Junior Gondwana, Gondwana Novus, Gondwana Voices, Gondwana Singers, Gondwana Chorale, and a representative choir specially formed to perform in the 2020 World Choral Symposium.

Nights 2 and 3 present the Explorations concert on Friday and Kaleidoscope concert on Saturday. Featuring diverse musical terrain including classic and avant-garde choral repertoire, and music of the Middle East and Indonesia. Opera fans will enjoy Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and a creative development presentation of a new children’s opera, Peter Pan by Australian composer Andrew Ford, in collaboration with Sydney Chamber Opera.

The festival culminates with The Grand Finale on Sunday, featuring all 6 Gondwana National Choirs ensembles in an evening of song, including an exciting world premiere of a new work for the combined ensembles by Australian composer Lisa Young.



9 High St, Kensington NSW 2052, Australia
UNSW, Sir John Clancy Auditorium


Thursday 16 January 2020 from 7pm to 9pm
Friday 17 January 2020 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Saturday 18 January 2020 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Sunday 19 January 2020 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm


Adult: $45 - $55
Concession: $33 - $45

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