State Choir

Applications for State Choir 2019 are now closed.

The State Choir program provides an opportunity for 80 dedicated and talented choristers from across New South Wales to sing challenging repertoire with some of Australia’s leading choral directors. The choir is open to all government school students Years 8-12 and are a combination of male and female voices. No audition is required.

Music is sent to students to prepare before the first rehearsal. The choir meets to rehearse in Sydney before performing on the concert hall stage of the Sydney Opera House as part of the Festival of Choral Music.

State Choir 2017

Applications for 2019 closed on Wednesday 31 July. Applicants will be notified of the result of their application on Monday 5 August.

Cost for 2019: (Invoice to be paid upon acceptance of a successful application)

Metropolitan Students - $110
Non Metropolitan Students - $82.50
Rural & Remote Students - $42.50 (includes subsidy)

As part of The Arts Unit's support of the Department of Education and Communities' Rural and Remote Education blueprint for action, we are excited to be able to offer a Participation Subsidy of $40 to students from rural and remote schools to attend the State Choir.

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.

Rehearsal and Performance Dates for 2019

Sunday 1 September - rehearsal 10am - 4pm at The Arts Unit in Lewisham
Monday 2 September - rehearsal from 10am - 5pm at the Sydney Opera House and 7pm performance at the Sydney Opera House
Tuesday 3 September - rehearsal from 2.30pm - 5pm at the Sydney Opera House and 7pm performance at the Sydney Opera House

For enquiries please contact Liz Scott at