Join Sydney Philharmonia Choirs for this incredible choral extravaganza.
Opening with Deborah Cheetham and Matthew Doyle’s Tarimi Nulay – Long time living here, an Acknowledgement of Country, performed in Gadigal language, there will then be several small pieces including Indigenous composer James Henry’s Murrgumurrgu, written in the style of traditional Aboriginal verses, Andrew Anderson’s Song in My Heart, a song for St Cecilia; Daniel Brinsmead’s joyous Cantate Domino; and Matthew Orlovich’s MMXX a Meditation on Auld Lang Syne, a humming chorus.
Elena Kats Chernin’s Human Waves which honours the rich legacy of Australia’s migrant history through stories of real-life immigrants alongside a setting of the Australian pledge of citizenship; an “Ode to the Salty Paste” AKA Vegemite; and a celebration of our landscape in “Continent of Light”.
The party piece will be Daniel Walker’s Choral Crackers – a high-energy cavalcade of top-10 choral works including Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’, Mozart’s Requiem and Handel’s ‘Zadok the Priest’ and more.
From their first concert at Randwick Hospital on 9 September 1920, through wars, generations, seismic culture shifts and a global pandemic, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs has become Australia’s premier choral arts company. Celebrate 101 years of amazing music making at Sing On!
Deborah Cheetham & Matthew Doyle Tarimi Nulay – Long time living here†
Daniel Brinsmead Cantate Domino*†
Andrew Anderson Song in My Heart*†
Elena Kats-Chernin Human Waves*†
James Henry Murrgumurrgu*†
Matthew Orlovich MMXX A Meditation on Auld Lang Syne*
Daniel Walker Choral Crackers*
† Commissioned as part of SPC's 100 Minutes of New Australian Music centenary project.
Brett Weymark conductor
Elizabeth Scott conductor
Elena Kats-Chernin piano
Sydney Youth Orchestra
Audiences will be required to QR code register upon entry to the Sydney Town Hall.
As a condition of the venue, audiences will be required to wear masks throughout the performance. If this changes we will inform patrons as soon as possible.
Hand sanitiser will be available.
We will publish a digital program book on our website a week prior to the concert. A limited number of printed program books will be available for $5 each at the concert.