Music Festivals

Public School students from across NSW combine to celebrate musical excellence in a series of concerts that feature soloists and ensembles in a variety of musical genres. They will have the opportunity to work with professional conductors and perform music specifically chosen and commissioned for them as part of the long established Festival of Instrumental Music, the Festival of Choral Music and the Primary Proms.

Festival of Instrumental music - Recorders

Festival of Instrumental Music

In 2014 there will be four concerts presented in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House. Each concert will feature a Combined Recorder Ensemble and Combined String Ensemble, together with outstanding Instrumental and Vocal Items from public school ensembles across NSW.

Festival of choral music

Festival of Choral Music

In 2014 there will be four concerts presented in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House. Each concert will feature a Combined Primary Choir of 700 voices, together with outstanding Instrumental and Vocal Items from public school ensembles across NSW.

Primary PromsPrimary Proms

In 2014 there will be four concerts presented in the Sydney Town Hall. Each concert will feature a Combined Primary Choir (Years 3 & 4) of 450 voices, together with outstanding Instrumental and Vocal Individual Items from public school ensembles across NSW.

Choral concertSecondary Choral Concert

In May 2014, the Combined Secondary Schools Choir will join forces with The Arts Unit's premier Instrumental Music Ensembles to present a performance at the Sydney Town Hall. This concert will provide secondary students with the opportunity to sing in a massed choir with more than 500 other students and perform a range of significant choral works.
 

instrumental and vocal items

We will be seeking outstanding Instrumental and Vocal Items from NSW government schools to feature in the 2014 music festivals. The item(s) may be vocal or instrumental, featuring solo, small and/or large ensembles with students anywhere from Kindergarten to Year 12. Applications open on Monday 3 March 2014.