In Concert - Secondary Choral Festival

A dazzling choral and instrumental music showcase featuring Australia’s premier Public Schools Music Ensembles and the Combined Secondary Schools Choir at the beautiful Sydney Town Hall.

How to participate

Applications for 2020 are now closed. If you would like to enquire about the program please contact Liz Scott at

Dates for schools for 2020

Teachers' Workshop (compulsory) - Wednesday 12 February

Sydney Metropolitan Schools Combined Rehearsal 1 - Tuesday 3 OR Wednesday 4 March

Sydney Metropolitan Schools Combined Rehearsal 2 - Monday 4 May OR Tuesday 5 May

Performance dates - Tuesday 19 May or Wednesday 20 May 2020

The participation fee for "In Concert" is $38.50 per student (incl. GST).

As part of The Arts Unit's support of the Department of Education's Rural and Remote Education blueprint for action, we are excited to be able to offer a 25% discount on the participation fee to students from rural and remote schools to participate in In Concert.

Please note: If interest exceeds available funds, allocation of the Participation Subsidy will be prioritised based on remoteness. Subsidies will be confirmed with acceptance notification.

For information concerning the 2020 Secondary Choral Concert please contact Elizabeth Scott, Music Performance Projects Officer at The Arts Unit, on 8512 1187 or email

Watch the 2019 performance featuring Casey Donovan


Enjoy watching Dies Irae by Mozart from the 2013 In Concert.

Dies Irae - In Concert 2013 from The Arts Unit on Vimeo.