Community Choir

Community Choirs

Opera Australia’s Community Choir program

Opera Australia’s community choirs program aims to increase connection with communities around Australia, supporting a vibrant cultural and artistic life around the nation.

Gold Coast Community Choir

Community singers from the Gold Coast are invited to be part of Opera Australia’s inaugural Opera on the Beach on the shores of Greenmount Beach in Coolangatta in May 2014. 

The community singers will form the chorus for this spectacular production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute under the guidance of Opera Australia conductor, Simon Kenway. 


Melbourne Community Choirs

In 2013 project Choral Conductor Dr Jonathon Welch AM prepared well loved opera choruses with some 400 singers in groups across Brimbank, Casey and Latrobe City as well as the Choir of Hope and Inspiration, and THECHO!R. They performed at Mazda’s Opera in the Bowl, accompanied by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Sydney Community Choirs

Under the inspirational direction of their community leaders and Opera Australia conductor Simon Kenway, 400 singers from across Western Sydney will come together again in 2014 for a massive performance at the Sydney Opera House, supported by the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and soloists from Opera Australia. Full details of the 2014 program will be announced in October 2013.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Community Choirs gather for Opera in the Bowl 2013

Community Choirs gather for Opera in the Bowl 2013 (...)



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