Sing On! A Choral Celebration


Sunday 21 November, 3pm

Venue: Sydney Town Hall

Bookings: Tickets Available Here

A choral performance where The Sydney Youth Orchestra, once again, join with the Sydney Philharmonic Choirs to celebrate their centenary concert (postponed from 2020).


Deborah CHEETHAM & Matthew DOYLE Tarimi Nulay – Long time living here†
Daniel BRINSMEAD Cantate Domino*†
Andrew ANDERSON Song in My Heart*†
Elena KATS-CHERNIN Human Waves*†
James HENRY Murrgumurrgu*†
Matthew ORLOVICH MMXX A Meditation on Auld Lang Syne*
Daniel WALKER Choral Crackers*

† Commissioned as part of our 100 Minutes of New Australian Music centenary project in 2020.


Brett Weymark conductor
Elizabeth Scott conductor
Chamber Singers
Symphony Chorus

Elena Kats-Chernin piano
The Sydney Youth Orchestra
Members of Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra



Sydney Philharmonic Choirs is presenting works that were commissioned as part of their 100 Minutes of New Australian Music centenary project, such as Indigenous composer James Henry’s hypnotic Murrgumurrgu. Elena Kats-Chernin’s Human Waves reflects the rich legacy of Australia’s migrant history.   Elena said, “Brett Weymark had a vision for a large work to be centred around the tapestry of our mixed community: an exploration and celebration of Australia’s diversity and how the fusion of cultures and traditions has enriched our society and taught us tolerance, thoughtfulness and gratefulness.   He came up with the title Human Waves which I loved from the beginning.   It can mean so many things: a warm wave of welcome; the waves of the ocean – bringing so many migrants by boat; the waves people make when they change society.”

Daniel Walker’s Choral Crackers is a high-energy medley of the top-10 hallmark choral works that have featured within Sydney Philharmonic Choirs’ performances over the last 100 years – works such as Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’, Mozart’s Requiem and Handel’s Zadok the Priest.

Please join us a we celebrate 100 years of Sydney Philharmonic Choirs.   Celebrate with us at Sing On!