State Choir

Applications for State Choir 2018 have 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

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 2018

Saturday 22 September - rehearsal 10am - 4pm at The Arts Unit in Lewisham
Sunday 23 September - rehearsal from 10am - 5pm at the Sydney Opera House and 7pm performance at the Sydney Opera House
Monday 24 September - rehearsal from 3pm - 5pm at the Sydney Opera House and 7pm performance at the Sydney Opera House


For enquiries please contact Liz Scott at