Sacred Heart Primary School Choir in Matraville Shines in Sydney Eisteddfod Finals

Matraville’s own Sacred Heart Primary School Choir will take centre stage as they compete in the finals of the prestigious 2024 Sydney Eisteddfod Australasian Choral Championship.

The event, set to begin at 7:00 p.m. on 22 June at The Concourse Concert Hall in Chatswood, promises a night of exceptional musical performances.

Sacred Heart Primary School’s choir has earned its place among the top contenders in the junior category of the John Lamble Foundation Australasian Championship for Youth Choirs. They will join other elite groups, including St Luke’s Grammar School Infant Choir from Dee Why, Meriden Year 5-6 Choir from Strathfield, Cheltenham Girls’ High School Vocal Ensemble from Cheltenham, and Roseville College Junior School Years 5 & 6 Nightingales Choir from Roseville.

The senior category, competing for the Sydney Eisteddfod Australasian Open Choral Championship and the Blake, Blanchard & Pillington Award, features a similarly impressive lineup. Finalists include Evolution Vocal Ensemble from Blacktown, Newcastle Chamber Choir, St Mary’s Parents & Friends Choir from Lane Cove, Northern Beaches Chorus from Belrose, and Meriden Senior Singers from Strathfield.

This year’s competition has showcased a diverse array of choirs, ranging from infant and primary groups to community and show choirs, each performing a mix of Australian and traditional songs. The heats were an engaging lead-up to the finals because vibrant choreography enhanced many of these performances.

The Choral Championships highlight the harmonious blend of voices across different age groups, captivating audiences with the sheer power and beauty of mass singing. The John Lamble Foundation Australasian Championship for Youth Choirs, encompassing performers from Kindergarten through Year 12, is particularly significant as it nurtures young talent and encourages a lifelong love of music. 

Meanwhile, the Sydney Eisteddfod Australasian Open Choral Championship presents a platform for diverse choral groups, including community choirs, show choirs, and vocal ensembles to showcase their skills.

Participation in the Sydney Eisteddfod is not just about competition. It is a process that helps choirs refine their pieces, gain performance experience, and receive valuable feedback from expert adjudicators such as Sam Allchurch and Luke Byrne. This experience fosters a sense of unity and accomplishment among choir members, enhancing their connection and cohesion through communal singing.

As the Sacred Heart Primary School Choir from Matraville prepares for their performance, the community eagerly anticipates their moment in the spotlight. This event underscores the importance of music in bringing people together, celebrating talent, and enriching the cultural landscape of Sydney.

Tickets for the finals are available, and the evening promises to be a memorable celebration of choral excellence. The Sacred Heart Primary School Choir’s participation is a significant achievement, reflecting the dedication and hard work of the young singers and their commitment to musical excellence.

Published Date 20-June-2024