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Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

2023 Season

VOICE. ENERGY. JOY.

In 2023 Sydney Philharmonia Choirs invite you to find your voice, energy and joy in the rich banquet of music they have to sing for you. 

There’s JOY in music from across the ages, from Handel to Broadway, and in the Christmas programs of Bach's Christmas Oratorio and family friendly Carols at the House. 

There’s ENERGY in the great choral blockbusters like Orff’s Carmina Burana and Verdi’s Requiem, as well as exciting new works like David Lang’s Little Match Girl Passion and James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater. Sydney Philharmonia Choirs are also thrilled to present the premieres of Elena Kats-Chernin’s Human Waves and First Nations composer James Henry’s Murrgumurrgu.

And there’s VOICE – the voice of passion, the voice of faith and inspiration, and the voices of their incredible singers who all volunteer their talent and time to create the sound that fills our hearts and souls. And your voice too – in ChorusOz: Mahler 8, Festival Chorus and Christmas Choir – choirs you can join and experience the incredible life-changing joy of singing in a choir. 

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6 May 2023 Classical Music

Inside/Out at the House: The Golden Age of Broadway

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs’ dazzling tribute to Broadway will take you back to an era of lush orchestrations and catchy songs.

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20 May 2023 Classical Music

Verdi’s Requiem

Verdi’s Requiem may be a mass for the dead – but its emotional impact and the sheer drama of the music is equal to a night at the opera. 

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11 Jun 2023 Classical Music

ChorusOz: Mahler 8

It’s back! ChorusOz invites anyone with a passion for singing gather in the Sydney Opera House to perform a major work. 

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9 Sep 2023 Classical Music

Carmina Burana

Hear Carl Orff’s thrilling choral masterpiece with Human Waves, a brand new work by Elena Kats-Chernin.

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14 Oct 2023 Classical Music

MacMillan’s Stabat Mater

Singing voices and strings unite in an impassioned evocation of Mary’s grief at the foot of the cross.

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14 Oct 2023 Classical Music

The Little Match Girl Passion

David Lang’s Pulitzer prize-winning oratorio is a hope-filled reflection on a tragic fable – a passion for our time.

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15 - 17 Dec 2023

Carols at the House

Carols at the House returns with actor John Bell and popular soprano Julie Lea Goodwin. The splendid sounds of Rutter’s Gloria set the tone for a festive program of Christmas favourites and unexpected delights, with plenty of audience participation.

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16 Dec 2023 Classical Music

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

The Christmas Oratorio is easily one of the most inspired musical enactments of the Nativity. Brett Weymark has chosen the first three parts, from the exultant opening to the tender scenes in the stable and the festive arrival of the shepherds.