Festival of Choral Music

Years 3 to 6 students and teachers

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The Festival of Choral Music (FoCM) brings students from across NSW to perform selected repertoire in combined mass choirs guided by specialist choral teachers.

Together with outstanding instrumental and vocal items from across NSW, the Festival provides the opportunity for schools to access and perform repertoire curated for students and valuable teacher professional learning opportunities.


About the festival

The NSW Department of Education will present 5 choral concerts in the Centennial Hall of the Sydney Town Hall.  Stage 3 and/or Stage 2 choirs capable of singing in 2 parts will form part of a combined choir of 450 students.


The 2021 repertoire includes songs carefully selected from a variety of genres including traditional, folk and musical theatre, arranged for unison and 2-part singing. Included are compositions and arrangements by Australian composers.

2021 FoCM concert dates at the Sydney Town Hall 

  • Argyle Concert: Monday 18 October 2021 7:00 pm 
  • Australis Concert: Tuesday 19 October 2021 7:00 pm 
  • Barangaroo Concert: Wednesday 20 October 2021 7:00 pm 
  • Bennelong Concert: Thursday 21 October 2021 7:00 pm 
  • Endeavour Concert: Friday 22 October 2021 7:00 pm

Professional learning and resources

Access a range of online repertoire resources

Watch the FoCM teachers professional development webinar as presented in March 2021.


Ian Jefferson
Student Music Programs Officer (K-8)
The Arts Unit
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