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 apply

Applications for 2018 are closed.

We are excited to announce that the guest artists for 2018 will be the highly acclaimed a cappella vocal ensemble The Idea of North. Don't miss out on this opportunity to have your students work with these incredible musicians, and perform along-side them.

Dates for 2018

Teachers Workshop - Wednesday 14 February

Sydney Metropolitan Schools Combined Rehearsal 1 - Monday 26 February OR Tuesday 27 February

Sydney Metropolitan Schools Combined Rehearsal 2 - Thursday 3 May OR Friday 4 May

Performance dates - Tuesday 22 May (full) or Wednesday 23 May (places still available)

The participation fee for "In Concert" is $35.00 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 Participation Subsidy of $20 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 2018 Secondary Choral Concert please contact Elizabeth Scott, Music Performance Projects Officer at The Arts Unit, on 8512 1187 or email

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

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