Cantabile Music Festival

Region: Metropolitan South | Sydney
Years 3 to 6
Local arts program Public schools Music
Tags: Choral music, Inclusive opportunities

The Cantabile Music Festival is an annual event that celebrates the musical achievements of over 1000 students from public schools throughout Metropolitan South, Regional South and beyond. 

The festival showcases the choral skills of 700 primary school students from Years 3 to 6 who sing together as part of the festival’s Combined Primary School Choir. It highlights the musical talents of many primary and secondary students who perform in the orchestras, stage bands, small group items, ensembles or as accompanists to the choir. The festival’s repertoire reflects a wide range of genres ranging from classical to contemporary musical pieces.

Schools accepted into the choral component of the festival receive all music and professional development.

2022 dates

Teacher workshop

Successful schools are required to attend a teacher workshop to learn the repertoire for the concert. 

The workshop will be held in Term 2 from 1 pm to 4 pm.

Teacher workshop venue

Haberfield Public School
Bland Street
Haberfield NSW 2045

Combined choir rehearsal

Participating schools are required to attend a preliminary rehearsal on Tuesday 2 August 2022 (Term 3 Week 3) from 9:30 am to 1 pm.

Combined choir rehearsal venue

Sydney Congress Hall
140 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Performance date

Monday 15 August 2022 (Term 3 Week 5)

Performance venue

Sydney Opera House

COVID-19 notice

The operation of this program is contingent on advice provided by the NSW Department of Education in consultation with NSW Health. All activities will adhere to the DoE COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.

Visit the COVID-19 and public schools in NSW web page for more information.


Kate Walters
Susan Sukkar
Arts Coordination Officer
The Arts Unit