State Choir

Applications for the 2017 State Choir are now closed. For late applications please contact Elizabeth Scott.

Applications close: Thursday 10 August

Notification of successful applicants: Friday 11 August

The State Choir program provides an opportunity for dedicated and talented choristers to sing challenging repertoire with some of Australia’s leading choral directors. The choirs are 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 for two days before performing on the concert hall stage of the Sydney Opera House as part of the Festival of Choral Music.student singing in opera house

Teachers are encouraged to nominate individual students to participate with 80 other highly skilled singers from throughout NSW. 

Rehearsal and Performance Dates for 2017

Sunday 10 September - rehearsal 10am - 4pm at The Arts Unit in Lewisham

Monday 11 September - rehearsal from 10am - 5pm at the Sydney Opera House and 7pm performance at the Sydney Opera House

Tuesday 12 September - rehearsal from 3pm - 5pm at the Sydney Opera House and 7pm performance at the Sydney Opera House

Cost for 2017: (Invoice to be paid upon acceptance of a successful application)

Metropolitan Students - $100

Non Metropolitan Students - $75

Rural & Remote Students - $35 (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 Band.

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 enquiries please contact Liz Scott at