In Concert – Secondary Choral Festival

Years 7 to 12 students and teachers

Applications for 2023 are now open

Students have the opportunity to perform a range of significant choral works in a dazzling choral and instrumental music showcase.  Teachers engage in quality professional learning delivered by experts.

The In Concert - Secondary Choral Festival sees the Combined Secondary Schools Choir annually joining forces with The Arts Unit's premier instrumental music ensembles to present 2 performances at the Sydney Town Hall. These concerts provide secondary students with the opportunity to sing in a massed choir with more than 500 other students and perform a range of significant choral works.

    In Concert performance


    • Applications are now open.
    • Applications close Friday 16 December 2022.
    • Rehearsals dates and further information can be found in the application form.

    The NSW Department of Education will present 2 concerts at the Sydney Town Hall. School choirs made up of students from Stages 4 to 6 will form part of a combined choir of 500 voices for each concert. All choirs and / or music classes from public high schools are welcome to join.


    The 2023 repertoire will include a variety of genres and includes compositions by Australian musicians. Repertoire can be linked to curriculum topics for Stages 4 to 6.

    In Concert 2023 performance date at the Sydney Town Hall

    • Monday 22 May at 7:00pm
    • Tuesday 23 May at 7:00pm


    • Participation fee of $37.00 per student will be payable in April.
    • A rural and remote subsidy of 25% will be offered to all students attending from rural and remote schools as identified by the department.

    Professional learning and resources

    • At least one teacher from each participating school must attend the In Concert - teachers professional development workshop which will be presented on Wednesday 15 February 2023 from 9.30am - 3pm at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
    • Teachers will be provided with digital copies of the repertoire which they will need to print for their students.


    For further information concerning the In Concert – Secondary Choral Festival 2023, please contact Elizabeth Scott, Music Performance Projects Officer, at The Arts Unit - email or


    Elizabeth Scott
    Music Performance Projects Officer
    The Arts Unit
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