Silvie Paladino

Silvie Paladino

Silvie Paladino is one of Australia’s most versatile and talented entertainers. Her first theatrical role was Eponine in the Australasian tour of Les Misérables at the age of eighteen. She was then invited to perform the same role in the London production on the West End. In 1997, Silvie returned to London where she performed the role of Fantine in Les Miserables for a successful two year season. Silvie’s other Australian credits include her one woman show Silvie Paladino Sings Streisand (Green Room Award nomination), and the roles of: Jeannie in Hair, Grizabella in the Australian and Asian tour of Cats, Ellen in Cameron Mackintosh’s Australian premiere of Miss Saigon, Donna in the smash hit Mamma Mia!, Rita in the world premiere of Sideshow Alley, Clara in Passion and for The Production Company: Lady Thiang in The King And I, Florence in Chess (Green Room and Helpmann Award nominations) and Jerry’s Girls.She has also featured at many special events such as the world - wide telecast of the Rugby League Grand Final, the Australian Football League Grand Final, Boxing Day Cricket Test and a concert in Beijing, as part of the 2008 Olympics. Silvie’s concert performances include lead artist with symphony orchestras throughout Australia. Silvie has performed with the Salvation Army Band at the O2 Arena London, as part of the Salvation Army’s 150th Anniversary celebrations, in the United States of America and again toured England with the band. She has performed for celebrated theatre composers Stephen Sondheim and Stephen Schwartz, completed a solo concert tour of China, toured with international singer Patrizio Buanne and, more recently, performed with Michael Bolton on his Australian and New Zealand tour. Apart from her theatrical credits, she is well known to Australian audiences through her regular television appearances including Carols by Candlelight for the Nine Network. Her recordings include Silvie Paladino Sings Streisand, Silvie Paladino - Christmas List, On My Own and, recorded with The Melbourne Staff Band of The Salvation Army, When You Believe, I Give You My Heart and O Holy Night. She most recently recorded Take My Breath Away – The Songs of Eva Cassidy. 2020 will see Silvie touring Australia in Menopause the Musical.
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School of Rock The Musical Cast

School of Rock The Musical Cast

The film blew your mind. The musical conquered Broadway and London! Then it was finally Adelaide’s turn to experience this epic award-winning production in March 2020 for a strictly limited season... and now it's our turn at Carols! Based on the iconic hit movie, with music by the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber, this irresistible new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?
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Sky Ingram

Sky Ingram

Sky Ingram is an Australian soprano, based in London, where she trained at the National Opera Studio (sponsored by Opera North), the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, and the Elder Conservatorium at the University of Adelaide. Sky made her debut in the role of Lea in the world premiere of Glare for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, to huge critical acclaim, returning the following year to sing the goddess Venus in Rossi’s Orpheus. She made her American debut as Avis in The Wreckers for Bard SummerScape in New York and continued on to sing the title role of Rusalka in Valladolid, Spain, and La Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro in Kristiansand, Norway. Sky has performed oratorio, concert and recital repertoire around Australia, in New York, Norway, and the UK, and has sung on ABC and BBC radio. She has performed, in concert, in various venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Paris Auditorium St Germain, Rouen Opera House, St John’s Smiths Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Barbican Concert Hall, Australia House UK, Wigmore Hall, Symphony Hall Birmingham and the SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Centre in New York. Since the age of 11, with her first school music scholarship, Sky has gone on to win several music awards, scholarships and competitions in both Australia and the UK including; Opera Awards Foundation Bursary, 5MBS Young Performer of the Year, Harold Rosenthal Prize, Simon Fletcher Charitable Trust Bursary, Australian Music Foundation Scholarship, Wingate Scholarship, SA Young Achiever of the Year (Arts section), George Boland Scholarship, Scholarships for various Opera Courses, and the 2011 ROSL Overseas Trophy for the most outstanding musician from overseas, after which she was invited by the Queen to a reception at Buckingham Palace for ‘Australians of significance’ living and working in the UK. Other recent operatic roles include: Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni (Garsington Opera), La Contessa/Le nozze di Figaro (Nevill Holt Opera), Helena/A Midsummer Night's Dream (Opera North, ENOcover), Musetta/La Bohème (Opera North, English Touring Opera), Katya/Katya Kabanova (Opera North cover), Micaëla/Carmen (Alexander Productons), Dido/Dido and Aeneas (English Touring Opera), Clorinda/La Cenerentola (Opera North), Female Chorus/The Rape of Lucretia (BYO), Frau Fluth/Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Madame Lidoine/Dialogues des Carmelites. Future engagements include recitals at St Martin-in-the-Fields, A Night at the Opera for the Ripon International Festival, Foreign Princess/Rusalka for Garsington Opera, and Fiordiligi/Cosi fan tutte for the English Touring Opera.
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Jack Jones

Jack Jones

Jack was still a teenager when he found fame in Southern Sons, who became one of the most loved Australian bands of the ’90s, with hits such as ‘Heart In Danger’, ‘Hold Me In Your Arms’, ‘You Were There’, ‘Always And Ever’, ‘Waiting For That Train’ and ‘Lead Me To Water’. One of Australia’s most talented singers and guitarists, Jack relocated to the US after three albums with Southern Sons – 1990’s self-titled set, 1992’s Nothing But The Truth and 1996’s Zone. The ARIA-nominated Southern Sons album went double platinum, hit number five on the ARIA charts, and featured four singles – ‘Heart In Danger’, ‘Always And Ever’, ‘Hold Me In Your Arms’ and ‘The World Is Mine’. After Southern Sons finished, Jack did an album with INXS’s Garry Gary Beers (2000’s Mudhead), and released the acclaimed solo album, The Evolution of Irwin Thomas, in 2002. Jack returned to the Top 10 in 2017 with California Dreaming, a collaboration with Rick Price. Jack has also toured and played guitar with John Farnham, Dweezil Zappa, Tina Arena, Daniel Bedingfield and Richard Marx, and been a member of the bands Electric Mary and She Said Yes (with Bachelor Girl’s Tania Doko). And he has his own Signature Series Shabat Guitar. “I’m proud of everything I’ve done,” Jack says, “but Southern Sons is where it all started for me, so I am very excited about this show. I am very fond of these songs – [guitarist] Phil Buckle is a masterful songwriter, and the band was a great time in my life.” Backed by a stellar band, this will be the first time Jack has performed all the Southern Sons hits since the ’90s. The evolution continues …
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Rachael Leahcar

Rachael Leahcar

Singer/songwriter Rachael Leahcar’s dynamic range, explosive vocals and powerful performances have stunned audiences across the globe. Rachael smashed Australian television records and was nominated for TV moment of the year in the AACTA Awards when 4.1 million people tuned in to watch her Blind Audition on the first season of The Voice (2012). With a career that has seen herrelease four top 10 ARIA charting albums, tour live shows to sold out crowds and travel to Italy to sing with Andrea Bocelli’s orchestra, Rachael has shown that she is capable of achieving anything despite being legally blind. Rachael’s last album, Shadows (2017), debuted at #5 on the Australian Album ARIA Chart. Shadows marks Rachael’s transformation from a shy teen to a strong young woman. Following the win of People’s Choice Pop Award in the South Australian Music Awards, Rachael embarked on her biggest tour yet of Australia with a focus on showcasing her songwriting. Bolder than ever, Rachael has learned to expose not only her vulnerabilities, her fears and regrets but also to share her message of resilience and determination to face the world head on through music. Rachael has the charming ability to hold an audience in the palm of her hand with emotional moments one minute and singing and dancing the next. With her signature hauntingly beautiful vocals, Rachael has revealed more of her story previously hidden in the shadows. Rachael has performed the national anthem for many events including the Slowdown and Adelaide 500 (aired on television nationally), toured a cabaret show about her life called Colours Of My Life in SA, participated in SA Tourism’s latest campaign and released a single of an Ave Maria duet with The Voice 2017 artist and fellow legally blind singer, Lara Nakhle. This year, Rachael has performed at the The barton Theatre with the Hindley Street Country Club band to a sold-out crowd and completed Australian Radio School’s Intro to Radio course. She has also been cast as Eve in the feature film Standing Up For Sunny, alongside RJ Mitte, Philippa Northeast and Barry Humphries, which debuted recently at the Sydney Film Festival. Rachael is set to tour her Colours Of My Life show around Australia and release her fifth album, a Christmas album including more captivating duets and in six different languages before Christmas. Rachael loves to motivate others to challenge their limits with her public speaking. In the past she has appeared for the Royal Society for the Blind, CanDo4Kids, Julia Farr Association, Halogen Foundation and most recently, She The Change as part of a women’s empowerment event. Along with her speaking, she is passionate about philanthropy, having been an ambassador for the Royal Society for the Blind since 2011, as well as supporting other causes she’s passionate about such as the Cancer Council, Starlight Foundation, CanDo4Kids and Cure Brain Cancer. She also participated in the Great Cycle Challenge where she raised funds for Childhood Cancer research last year. She believes that helping others is the most important thing she can do for the world. HIGHLIGHTS • Accomplished singer / entertainer for corporate and charity events • Sings in 4 languages (French, Italian, Spanish & English) • Regularly engaged for motivational speaking events and talks • Have sung National Anthems for years • 2nd Runner-up The Voice 2012 with 4.1 million watching her audition and 25 million plus views on YouTube since. • Sung for Andre Borelli and his orchestra in Italy in 2013 (aged 17) • Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight 2012 & 2013 as Carol’s ambassador • Ambassador for Royal Society for the Blind, South Australia • Nominated for and won SAM Award for most popular pop artist 2017 • Nominated for an ARIA award 2017 and 3 AIR Awards in 2018 for her current release album Shadows • Sung National Anthem to 90k+ &500k+ at The 20th Anniversary of the Supercars Adelaide 500 2018 • Sung for Il Divo at Entertainment Centre to a standing ovation in front of 8,000 • Headlined the Attitude Awards in Auckland New Zealand November 2018 • Ambassador for the Sydney Seniors & Disability expo – September 2019 • Releasing her long awaited Christmas Album (in 6 languages) October 2019 • Over 75,000 followers across social media and 2 million views on YouTube
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Amber Lawrence

Amber Lawrence

Multi-Golden Guitar winner, Australian singer-songwriter, Amber Lawrence is having a cracking 2019 with the release of her 6th studio album, Spark! (14 Jun 2019), celebrating her wedding and introduction to motherhood, ‘Spark’ and it’s 10 songs perfectly represent a new chapter in Amber's life, with a fun and energetic vibe interwoven with heartfelt ballads. The lead single ‘Outrageous’ topped the country radio and video charts, being the 2nd most played song at country radio in the second quarter of 2019 just behind Lee Kernaghan. ‘Heart’ the second single followed suit with topping the country radio and video charts. ‘Hell To Hallelujah’ the third single released 3 October is now climbing the charts and ready to follow suit. It’s almost 3 years since the Sydney born and bred Amber’s last solo release – ‘Happy Ever After’. However, to assume that Amber has been resting on her laurels or taking time off is a huge mistake. In that short time Amber has released two children’s albums (The Kids Gone Country and Aussie Aussie Christmas), released a collaboration with Travis Collins (Our Backyard) – which saw them win 3 Golden Guitar Awards in 2018, performed her original work ‘100 Year Handshake’ in New York for none other than President of the United States, Donald Trump and other dignitaries, co-hosted the 2019 Golden Guitar Awards, hosted radio show iHeart Country Australia (receiving a nomination for Top 10 New Radio Talent to watch), met and married the love of her life (they met on Tinder none the less), and gave birth to baby boy, Ike, in August last year. Somehow, she’s also managed to write a brand new album ‘Spark’ between Nashville and Australia – an album that really does represent everything that is creating happiness, love and light in her life at the moment. Produced by Brisbane-based, ARIA-nominated Stuart Stuart of Analog Heart Studio (Sheppard, The Veronicas), ‘Spark’ is a collection of deeply personal stories that speak directly to the listener with messages of resilience, individuality and finding true love, in the form of catchy pop-country songs that you just can’t seem to get out of your head. With lyrics like “I don’t have a Plan B just because I should” and “do what you want to, don’t listen to your mother”, her catchy debut single, ‘Outrageous’, advises you to do whatever it is that makes you happy, and shoot for the stars. Sage advice from Amber who famously gave up a high paying career as a Qantas accountant to pursue her country music dream. Every song on the album was written or co-written by Amber between Australia and Nashville, which makes it so much more intimate to listen to, as Amber lets you into her personal life with sincere and beautiful dedications to those she cares most about. One such dedication goes out to her beloved husband, Marty, in ‘Everlast’, where with heart-wrenching hindsight she realises he will never shake her father’s hand or that she has “missed so many firsts in your life”, but summarises the beautiful connection the future holds with “all that has passed will in time turn to dust, I will always be your everlast.” Her dedication to Marty continues in the fun, tongue-in-cheek tune of ‘Hell to Hallelujah’, written by Amber, Phil Barton and Victoria Banks in Nashville, a rollicking tune that paints a picture of a fairytale wedding and “thank(s) God I finally found a good man”. True to life indeed! Always one to highlight the special relationship she shares with her mother, ‘I Get It Now’, written with Australian hit maker Mike Carr, describes the epiphany she experienced when she realised that everything her mum had done for her or said to her, was out of motherly love. With the birth of her son Ike in August 2018, she describes the moments where she finally understood and declares to her mother in beautiful poetry, “Everything you ever said and done, made me the mother I’ve become. I hope someday I will be the one he can’t live without; I get it now.” Another cheeky song on the album is the second single to be released, ‘Hey’, telling the listener that life is too short to give a...HEY!. It almost serves as a sequel to ‘Outrageous’, where having done whatever it is you want to do with the advice given in ‘Outrageous’, it is time to stop and celebrate “we work so damn hard, it goes by in a flash, so let’s take a little time and drink to that.” A stand out track, is the absolute energetic and powerful album opener ‘Heart’. The title might have you thinking it’s a love song – but instead it’s an ode to those Amber has met in life who have ‘heart’. “You’re a fighter, a survivor, trailblazer, nothing breaks you, cause you win some and you lose some, but you never give up – you’ve got heart”. The album title ‘Spark’ is a lyric lifted from this song, and ‘Heart’ will serve as the theme song for the Sydney Children’s Hospital Gold Telethon in June 2019. ‘Spark’ is filled with energy and highs to have you singing along with joy, and then hits you right when you least expect it with raw emotion – none more so than the final track on the album which is also the most poignant. Aptly named ‘Round of Applause’, it is a beautiful and sentimental tribute to her late father, a man her fans know well from past songs ‘The Lifesaver’ and ‘The Lucky One’. This is the only track on the album that Amber wrote entirely herself and includes references to her son Ike and the amazing impact her father left on the community with lyrics including “The streets are all lined, your family’s proud” and “people are clapping ‘cause you were a fighter, now I sing my baby to sleep with sweet stories of you, forevermore, round of applause.” Spark is out everywhere on June 14, 2019, with a national tour to follow.
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Ella Hooper

Ella Hooper

Ella Hooper made her entrance into the Australian music as the techni colour teen front woman of her high school band, Killing Heidi. At age 13 she won Triple J’s unearthed competition and has been releasing intense, intelligent pop music ever since. She is a singer, songwriter, radio host, TV presenter, DJ and self-confessed music junkie. Melodic and anthemic, Ella’s songs soundtracked the early 00's and Ella’s colourful image cut a swathe through the mainstream. Awarded with multiple ARIA’s, an APRA and an ACRA’s, she was the youngest person and often the first female to take home said awards. Featured on the cover of Rolling Stone not once but twice as well as every other music publication worth its’ salt and playing the main stage of every major festival in Aus, her time with Killing Heidi cemented her as one of Australia’s most recognised and distinctive front-women. Ella’s solo music has traversed pop to rock, roots to country and just about everything in between and she's carved a niche for herself as a respected solo artist away from the band. From Spiegeltents to rock festival stages, TV show panels to radio airwaves, you never quite know where she will pop up next. Authentic and iconoclastic Ella is Australia's little sister of rock who is quickly becoming a much beloved multi-faceted entertainer. ‘The most disarming and profound statement of Hooper's career - Venom/New Magic is a buzzing, creaky tapestry of tunes that veers from punky New Wave bursts to creepy Bad Seeds-esque lurches' – Rolling Stone ‘Ella’s stage attack is more refined now than it has ever been, charming all near her with her acrobatics, persona and dance moves – a true performer does not begin to describe her power. Similar to how a ballerina can silence a crowd, Ms Hooper can incite their chaos to whatever level suitable. Needless to say, the chemistry between her and her fans is still impossible to fracture’ - Glamadelaide
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Shannon Noll

Shannon Noll

It’s been another massive year for Nollsie, with he and his wife Rochelle welcoming baby Colton to the clan back in December 2018. He’s also recently endured spinal fusion and disc replacement, but that didn’t get him down for long, getting back up and back on the road almost immediately. During his illustrious career, Shannon has donated over one million dollars to charity, a figure he continued to add to during his time in the jungle (I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, in which he was the runner-up). In September of 2018, Shannon re-released a single called Lean on Me to help raise money for Drought Angels, an organisation who provide much needed help for farmers hit hard by the worst drought of our lifetime. Having grown up on the land, he understands the strain it can put on a family and jumped at the opportunity to lend his support. Undeniably, Shannon Noll has captured the hearts and minds of music fans around Australia and overseas with his raw, gifted rock voice, since coming runner-up on the first season of Australian Idol back in 2003. He has certified triple-platinum sales, numerous number #1 hits, five top 10 albums, 17 platinum and three gold accreditation, and boasts a reputation as the only Australian male artist in national chart history to have ever achieved ten consecutive top ten singles.
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2019 Artist Announcements

Artists performing at the 2019 Torrens Transit Carols by Candlelight will be revealed in the coming months.
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Isaiah Firebrace

Isaiah Firebrace

Isaiah has an incredible story. He attended high school on the banks of the Murry River and went without food in order to fund the 6 hours of travel that was required to get to his singing lessons each Saturday. He couldn’t borrow a dollar to buy lunch, but he knew his dream would become real, and one day he would be an international recording artist. In the past three years,the talented teen has transformed from a small town singer to one of Australia’s most successful artists. Along the way he’s won The XFactor, was signed to Sony Music and represented Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest finishing in top 10. Isaiah’s debut single has broken records with‘It’s Gotta Be You’ going Platinum in Australia,double Platinum in Sweden, Platinum in Norway and Gold in Denmark, and is now notching up over 240 million international streams. The song was one of the highest streaming songs from any Australian artist in 2017 and continues to break records for emerging artists. Isaiah’s incredible voice is seeing his releases collectively notching over 300 million streams at only 19 years of age.Isaiah has just finished a national tour with his band including 50 shows and workshops with communities across Australia. He was able to work with people in outback Australia, sharing his journey and showing that dreams can become real with hard work and self belief. Isaiah was able to sing one of his recent songs ‘Spirit’ with communities challenged by hardship.‘Spirit’ is as tunning ballad reflecting the heartbreak we all experience when your mind looses touch with your spiritual side and the joy you feel when you rediscover that connection.The milestones keep adding up for Isaiah, who continues to perform on TV shows and high-profile events across the country.Isaiah adds“It’s all a bit surreal for me,I’m just this guy from a little country town!”Isaiah has been writing his new album in America and Australia in collaboration with some of the finest songwriters and producers in the world. Isaiah’s first song from his upcoming album ‘What Happened To Us’ is to be released through Sony Music Australia in mid November 2019. This is an extremely personal song for Isaiah penned on the back of young love.Isaiah’s song writing talent is about to shine its way into 2020, shaping up to be his strongest year yet. With multiple song’s due for release through Sony Music, it will be exciting to hear his new material hit the airwaves. WEB: www.isaiahofficial.com
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G-Nat!on

G-Nat!on

Adelaide based teenage R&B and Pop recording group – G-NAT!ON. 6 piece all girl singing sensation Meet Taylah (16), Isla (15), Mateja (14), Alessia (15), Emma (16), Rylee (15) - six of the most powerful teen artists you have ever seen. And it’s not just their voices we are talking about, they have WOW’d audiences all over Australia with their energetic moves to match. G-NAT!ON was formulated in 2017, by performing arts director - Pep Rigano from the Australian Company of Performing Arts. His vision: ‘to establish a group of young, inspiring and talented girls who can encourage their audience to be confident in their own skin’. And these girls certainly do that. Described as ‘a powerhouse of harmonies‘, this groups contagious energy is something you cannot miss. The girls cannot wait for fans to hear their very first single ‘GIRLS NIGHT OUT’, released November 15th.
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Sam Moran

Sam Moran

A 2-time Logie nominated, 6-time ARIA Award winner, including the 2015 ARIA Award for ‘Best Children’s Album’, Sam Moran is a true star of live children’s entertainment. Sam began his career at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music studying music education and classical voice under Robert Allman AM OBE. Despite his classical and music theatre training, he is perhaps best known as the Lead Singer of children’s super group, The Wiggles, or for his current show on NickJr, Play Along With Sam. With the Wiggles, Sam recorded over 10 albums and DVDs in addition to 2 TV series along with touring the world 10 times over; not to mention recording duets with some of the industry’s biggest names including Keith Urban and Kylie Minogue. In 2011 Sam signed with Sony Music to release his debut solo album for adults ‘The Colour of Love’ which was an album of popular love song covers. Sam has completed 4 seasons of the successful NickJr Australia series ‘Play Along With Sam’ and has recently returned to his musical theatre roots. Performing in productions across Australia. In early November 2017 he released his debut Christmas album ‘Santa’s Coming!’ through Sony Music. We absolutely can’t WAIT to welcome Sam back to the stage this year. He had everyone from every age group up and dancing along to his catchy Christmas tunes and we’re thrilled to be doing it all again this December.
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Harrison Craig

Harrison Craig

Harrison Craig has been a rising star since the release of his first #1 Aria Album ‘More than a Dream’ in 2013. Since then he has released albums ‘L.O.V.E’ (charting at #5 on the ARIA charts) and more recently, “Kings of Vegas” that reached #1. His latest album spawned a huge international tour which saw Harrison perform in 45 shows around Australia. As an artist, Harrison has worked with amazing talents such as ‘Seal, David Foster, Baz Luhrmann and Olivia Newton-John. Harrison has also released his first children’s book titled ‘Harrison’s Song’ and has been touring Australia speaking to students, teachers and parents about chasing your dreams. We can’t wait to be inspired by Harrison when he takes the stage at this years Torrens Transit Carols by Candlelight!
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Young Adelaide Voices

Young Adelaide Voices

Young Adelaide Voices is a unique South Australian Choir School, catering for young people aged 5 – 35. There are six major choirs in YAV and the youth choir Young Adelaide Voices is our flagship performing choir. This community based, not-for-profit organisation provides a well-rounded choral education, teaching excellence in singing, performing and musicianship within a friendly and positive environment. YAV Choristers grow in skill and maturity as they progress through the choirs and they develop in music, confidence and teamwork and the bonds of music and friendship reverberate throughout their lives. In Adelaide, Young Adelaide Voices has performed and collaborated with the Adelaide International Festival of Arts and the International Fringe Festival, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the State Opera of South Australia, where they have sung in orchestral classics, opera, music theatre and film. A highlight was their role as the Children’s Chorus in Britten’s War Requiem with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and members of YAV sang with The Rolling Stones at the Adelaide Oval. YAV has become an internationally renowned organisation, having made nine overseas tours to Canada, Europe, UK, America, China, Hong Kong and Japan. In 2016 YAV toured to Europe, participating in youth music festivals in Salzburg, Bratislava and Verona. It was in Bratislava that they won three gold medals and Artistic Director Christie Anderson won a special award for Best Conductor of the Festival. The choir has previously represented Australia in the 2005 World Festival of Children’s Choirs and at the European Youth Choral Festival in Neerpelt, Belgium where they have twice won First Prize With Honours, the 2012 World Choir Games in Cincinnati and the 9th International Golden Gate Youth Choir Festival in San Francisco, where they won three First Prizes. In 2017 YAV have been involved in many projects, including a recording for ABC Classics with the ASO and doing the film music for Slingsby Theatre Company’s silent movie of Emile and the Detectives, with music composed for YAV by Quincy Grant. YAV is proud to always be involved in iconic Adelaide Community events, such as Carols by Candlelight, Lord Mayor’s Christmas Gala and Credit Union Christmas Pageant. YAV has a composer in residence program and fully supports the composition of new Australian choral works for youth choirs of all ages. In 2018 Young Adelaide Voices celebrates its 30th anniversary and the choir are excited to once again host the WATU Adelaide Youth Choir Festival.
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Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus

Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus

The Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus came into being in 1997 following a name change from The Adelaide Chorus. The Adelaide Chorus was formed in 1980 after two prominent Adelaide choirs, the Adelaide Choral Society and the Adelaide Philharmonic Choir disbanded in 1979. The choir is committed to performing large scale choral works, singing a wide range of music from classical to contemporary works. Additionally, the choir promotes local talent by supporting new and established artists to perform as accompanists or soloists in its concerts In December 2015, the choir was joined by soprano Greta Bradman for a performance of Handel’s Messiah in a sold out performance at St Peter’s Cathedral. Other established and emerging soloists who have performed with the choir include Robert Macfarlane (tenor), Joshua van Konkelenberg (organ), Louisa Perfect (soprano), Guila Tiver (mezzo soprano), Emma Borgas (soprano), Bethany Ide (mezzo soprano), Andrew Linn (tenor), Blake Parham (bass), Branko Lovrinov (tenor) and Lachlan Scott (bass). With over 60 members, the choir performs three or four music events of its own each year, and receives contract employment with other performing organisations and festivals. It has collaborated with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Adelaide Art Orchestra, the Band of the South Australian Police, the SA Army Band, the State Opera of South Australia, and the Australian Youth Orchestra. In January 2013 a group of 37 choristers travelled to New York to sing Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace in Carnegie Hall, as part of a massed choir of 180. The choir has also collaborated with Ino Mixed Chorus from Kochi, Japan to perform a Friendship Concert in Adelaide in 2011 and a reciprocal concert in Kochi in 2014. In 2015 members of the choir travelled to Hobart for the annual Festival of Voices where they performed as an ensemble group, joined a massed choir of voices to sing in the Festival finale concert and participated in the Festival fire ceremony with German a cappella metal band Van Canto. Other highlights have included Orff's Carmina Burana and Faure Requiem with the Australian Ballet, the world premiere of Ross Edwards' Symphony No.4 "Star Chant" (released on CD by ABC Classics, and winning an award in 2007), Messiah and Coronation Anthems with Handel specialist Graham Abbott, and several performances with legendary Australian actor and singer, the late Keith Michell. The Chorus also featured in the first three award winning Music on the Murray events at Waikerie. The current Music Director, Aldis Sils, has led the choir since 2007. His performances with the Chorus include the Rutter Requiem, Orff's Carmina Burana, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelleand Australian Premieres of Karl Jenkins' Stella Natalis and James Mulholland's Missa Romantica. On April 24, 2013 Aldis conducted the choir and a 40 piece orchestra in an Adelaide performance of Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace to a standing ovation.
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