Brett Weymark, Music Director of Sydney Philharmonia Choirs
"We are thrilled to join this [AFTRS' Precipice] exciting project which will extend the bounds of choral music through the creative use of technology. We hope to change people’s expectations of the human voice and to deliver a new form of art. The process of using the technology to tell the story in a unique and different way is very exciting and one that our choristers are very much looking forward to."
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs
Made up of 1500 people who volunteer their time and talents to rehearsals and events year-round, the SPC choirs are made up of four choirs each with an important role — Symphony Chorus, Chamber Singers, VOX, and Festival Chorus. The choirs regularly perform at the Sydney Opera House and City Recital Hall, and other prestigious venues around the city, alongside the world’s best conductors, soloists, and orchestras, including the Sydney Symphony and Sydney Youth Orchestra.
The Australian Film Television and Radio School binarually recorded Sydney Philharmonia Choir's young adult choir VOX for the Precipice Project. Created for singers aged 18 to 30, VOX brings together the talents of Sydney’s young choristers under the leadership of effervescent Music Director, Elizabeth Scott. Performing programs of classical, popular, and contemporary works, VOX’s repertoire is the most innovative, experimental, and modern of all SPC choirs.
Playing on the youthfulness of its members, VOX pushes the boundaries of what is expected of choral music, working with ARIA award-winning composer and pianist Sally Whitwell, appearing at the World Netball Championships and in the Video Games concerts at the Enmore Theatre. The choir has also partnered with Festival Chorus to perform at A Concert for Peace in 2015, and a performance of Amazing Grace in the Carols at the House Christmas concerts in 2016.
They also performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Danny Elfman Music from the Films of Tim Burton. VOX's 2017 program will see them undertake the music of Northern Europe as they perform Nordic Songs, with a program luminous repertoire that highlights the virtuosity of this young choir.
Founded in 1920, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs will celebrate its centenary in 2020, with a huge line-up of concerts and events. For more information visit www.sydneyphilharmonia.com.au