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Cantabile Music offers quality music tuition delivered by highly qualified, experienced and passionate teachers. Cantabile Music teachers coach the Sutherland Shire Children’s Choir.  Our teachers also offer private lessons in singing, piano and HSC music.  

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LATEST NEWS

CD Recording

All choristers particpated in a recording session at Studio 57, Taren Point.  The tracks are sounding awesome! Well done choir!!  The theme of this year's CD is musical theatre.

Cronulla Spring Festival Performance

Our Performing Choir and Teen Voices performed beautifully at the Cronulla Spring Festival!  It was lovely weather to enjoy the rest of the attractions!

Latest Choir Newsletter

Download the latest choir newsletter here

Sutherland Shire Children's Choir Mid Yr Concert

Congratulations to all choristers on the spectacular Mid Yr Concert! Your performances were fantastic and were testament to how hard you have worked this yr. The audience enjoyed your wonderful enthusiasm and the professional band. The finale 'Blame it on the Boogie' was a wonderful end to the concert with the audience joining in.

Choir Sings for Cancer Relay

A fantastic performance by the Performing Choir & Teen Voices at the opening ceremony for the Sutherland Shire Relay for Life. Well done everyone!!

Sutherland Shire Children's Choir End of Year Concert 

Well done to all choristers on a spectacular concert on Sat 21st Nov 2015!  Was fantastic to witness the wonderful progress since the last concert. 

All choir performances were accompanied by a professional band.  The concert featured a performance from the Drum 4 Fun Drum Troup.  The choristers and audience enjoyed the interactive drumming pices.    All members of the choir were given a percussion instrument which they were directed to play during the troup's performance.  Was a wonderful experience for the children.  Everyone combined to perform the finale "The Lion Sleeps Tonight".

 

Leader Article

There was another lovely article about the choir in the Sutherland Shire Leader Newspaper.  Here is a link to the article.  

CD Recording 2015

All choristers participated in a CD recording session at the end of Term 3.  The children sang soo well and enjoyed the experience of performing at The Lockup.  (A professional recording studio in Sutherland.)  All CDs are now sold out.

Mid Year Concert 2015 

Wow what a a fantastic concert!  What lovely performances!  Thankyou choristers for your wonderful enthusiasm and fabulous preparation over the preceding rehearsal weeks.  Thanks also to parents for your continuing support. I hope you all enjoyed the concert as much as we did!

Sutherland Shire Relay for Life Opening Ceremony Performance

Congratulations to the Performing Choir & Teen Voices on their fantastic performance at the Sutherland Shire Relay for Life opening ceremony.  Their songs were sung beautifully and were appreciated by the audience.  Their rendition of the Australian National Anthem was inspiring.  Was a wonderful start to the event.

Sutherland Shire Children's Choir 2015 

Our new choir groups had a fantastic first rehearsal of the yr!  We had lots of fun learning new songs, playing singing games and getting to know each other. There was lots of enthusiasm and excitement!  What lovely groups of kids!  Going to be a wonderful yr!

Gunnamatta Carols 2014

The Performing Choir and Teen Voices ensemble performed at the Gunnamatta Carols.  The choir was accompanied by Sutherland Shire Brass and soloists from the Miranda Musical Society.  Congratulations to all involved!  Was a wonderful evening!

End of Yr Concert 2014

Congratulations to our wonderful singers on a fantastic End of Yr Concert!  What energy and beautiful singing!  Was lovely to notice the development since the Mid Yr Concert.  Was a great experience to perform with the Endeavour Harmony Chorus.  We could see why they have won all those awards!  Everybody also enjoyed the funky band!

CD Recording: H20

All members of the Sutherland Shire Children's Choir recorded a CD in Term 3 at The Lockup.  (A professional recording studio in Sutherland.)  This year's CD was entitled H20 and contained songs about rain and water.  The CD sounds fantastic and the children had lots of fun recording it!  It is on sale for $16.50 (including GST).

Cronulla Spring Fair

The Teen Voices and Performing Choir enjoyed performing at the Cronulla Spring Fair on Sat 13th Sep.  Our performance was enjoyed by the enthusiastic audience.  The children appreciated the free ride tickets that they recieved. 

Sutherland Shire Children's Choir Mid Year Concert

Another wonderful concert was held on Sat 21st June 2014 at the Engadine Community Centre!  The choir particularly enjoyed performing Rubber Duckie with kazzoos and Let it Go from Frozen.

The Performing Choir and Teen Voices will sing for Cancer

The Performing Choir sing at the Cancer Council Relay for Life on Sat 3rd May at Sylvania Oval. They will perform inspirational songs before the commencement of the Candlelight Ceremony of Hope. 

Gunnamatta Carols

The Performing Choir and Teen Voices ensemble performed carols at Gunnamatta Park, Cronulla on Sunday 8th Dec 6pm- 9pm.  The choir performed with Sutherland Shire Brass and soloists from the Miranda Musical Society.  It was a wonderful evening!

Sutherland Shire Children's Choir End of Yr Concert

Another wonderful End of Yr Concert on Sunday 24th November 2013!   The concert featured a special performance from the Sutherland Shire Choral Society. Both choirs combined to perform a massed finale.  

Now Recruiting for the 2014 Choir!

Email info@cantabilemusic.com.au ASAP to arrange an audition time! All students who are successful in the audition are invited to attend a free trial choir rehearsal.  The session is fun and gives the child a real taste of the activities that we offer and an indication of what weekly rehearsals are like. Parents are invited to attend the audition and free trial rehearsal. You will be advised in writing of the outcome of the audition with information about how to enrol, should your child wish to take up our offer.

Current choristers need to re-enrol not re-audition.  The level offered will be based on the teacher's assessment of development over the choir year.

Cronulla Spring Fair

The Teen Voices and Performing Choir enjoyed performing at the Cronulla Spring Fair on Sat 14th Sep.  We received a rapturous applause!

Sutherland Shire Children's Choir 2013 CD

All members of the Sutherland Shire Children's Choir recorded a Christmas CD entitled Angels.  All the songs sound wonderful!

Sutherland Shire Children's Choir Mid Yr Concert

All members of the Sutherland Shire Children's Choir were involved in the Mid Yr Concert on Sat 22nd June 2013.  The children performed with a fantastic joy and exhilaration.  It was wonderful to have the support of Mr Lee Evans, Member for Heathcote who attended the concert.

Performing Choir sang for Cancer

The Performing Choir sang at the Cancer Council Relay for Life on Sat 4th May at Sylvania Oval.  Brendan Mathews opened the relay with a solo performance of the Australian National Anthem.  The full Performing Choir sang inspirational songs before the commencement of the Candlelight Ceremony of Hope.  

 "Your performance was such a perfect lead in to the candlelight ceremony.  Everyone was moved by the faces and beautiful sound of the choir.  I hope that you are available to perform again next year."  Rod Coy, Chairman, Sutherland Shire Relay for Life.

Teen Voices performed with the Sea Naturals to Raise Funds for Jacaranda House 

The Teen Voices performed with the Sea Naturals adult choir at Thorton Hall Cronulla on Sunday 14th April 2013. It was a wonderful afternoon of music.  The teens particularly enjoyed the finale song which combined both choirs.  This concert raised $552 for Jacaranda House.  Photos are on our facebook page and will be posted on this website soon.

Sutherland Shire Children's Choir End of Yr Concert 

An awesome 2012 End of Yr Concert by the Sutherland Shire Childrne's Choir!!  Thanks for your beautiful singing, fantastic energy and professionalism!  Thanks to the cronulla 'Sea Naturals' for their inspiring performance! What a wonderful opportunity for SSCC. Choristers gained alot from this experience. The children also enjoyed performing the christmas finale with the 'Sea Naturals' and the band.

CD Recording: I Have a Dream

Congratulations to all choristers on your wonderful singing during the CD recording sessions!  The tracks sound beautiful!!  The CD is played on 2SSR Sounds of the Shire 99.7FM. CDs are now on sale for $15. Click here to buy online.

Performance with Sutherland Shire Brass Sunday 21st Oct 2pm

The Performing Choir and Teen Voices were guest performers at the Sutherland Shire Brass Concert on Sunday 21st Oct 2pm. Congratulations on a wonderful performance!

http://www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/Arts_Entertainment/Entertainment_Centre/Whats_on/Sutherland_Shire_Brass_2012

http://www.theleader.com.au/news/local/news/entertainment/brass-to-belt-out-best-of-british/2651300.aspx

Concert DVDs on Sale

There was a professional videographer at our recent mid yr concert.  DVDs are on sale for $15.

Sutherland Shire Children's Choir Mid Yr Concert Saturday 16th June

Congratulations to all choristers on their fantastic performance at the Engadine Community Centre Auditorium!  A variety of songs were performed. These were accompanied by keyboard and guitar.  The final song Enjoy the Storm included a body percussion thunderstorm.   

Performance at Menai Markets Sunday 18th March

Members of the Performing Choir and Teen Voices performed at the Menai Market.  The performance helped to raise funds for Menai Community Services who deliver a range a programs to service the local community. 

"I wanted to pass on my sincere thanks to yourself and Sutherland Shire Children’s Choir for their most professional performance at Menai Community Market!  It was a wonderful day and the children were just delightful!  Not only did they present themselves beautifully, their enthusiasm and commitment to our event was outstanding.  I wish you every success with future endeavours."  Frann Davies, Market Manager of Menai Community Market

Feature in Acapella Central

Acappella Central investigates the age old problem: Why does my choir go flat?

Four of Australia's best choral directors give us the good oil on why our choirs drop in pitch and how  to fix it.

NATALIE WOODCOCK - THE SUTHERLAND SHIRE CHILDREN'S CHOIR

"Many choristers operate on autopilot, focussing all their energy on their melody, lyrics, chorolography etc. The singer forgets to listen and feel how his or her voices fits in a group."

STEVE CLARKE - THE HONEYBEES

"You’ve probably noticed that you’re more prone to sinking pitch at the end of a long rehearsal, on a really hot or humid day, or then again, maybe it’s just the soprano’s fault!"

JANE BECKTEL - THE JUBILA SINGERS

"One of the experienced singers there (an ex-Sweet Adeline) said that it was because of the damp and humid weather!   I've never heard that before."

VICKI DWYER - THE CIRCULAR KEYS AND THE SYDNEY HARMONY CHORUS

"Quite often we need to resort to 'mind games' to help a singer maintain freedom in their voice when navigating difficult passages of music."

READ THE FULL ARTICLE

http://acappellacentral.com.au/node/2557

We're in the Leader again! 

Click here to read an article about the Performing Choir's involvment in the Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims.

Listen to our CD recording on the radio!

Tune in to 2SSR Sounds of the Shire 99.7FM to hear tracks from our CD: Christmas with the Sutherland Shire Children's Choir. 

Spectacular End of Year Concert

Another spectacular performance by all members of the Sutherland Shire Children's Choir on Sunday 27th Nov 2011! We all enjoyed performing with the special band!  Congratulations to all involved!

Inspiring Performance at the Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims

So proud of the Performing Choristers! Beautiful performance at Hazelhurst Gallery Gardens on Sunday 20th Nov! Was a lovely finish to the Remembrance Ceremony for Road Traffic Victims.  Butterflies were released during our final song in memory of those lost in traffic tragedies.

CD Recording: Christmas with the Sutherland Shire Children's Choir

Congratulations to all choristers on your wonderful singing during the CD recording sessions!  The tracks sound fantastic!! CDs are now on sale for $15. Click here to buy online.

Congratulations to the Performing Choir!!

This is what Scott O'Hara, manager of Sutherland Entertainment Centre had to say about our performance at the Christmas in July with the Music of Andre Rieu Spectacular:
"The Sutherland Shire Children's Choir was outstanding. They performed with an immense joy, and inspired joy in return from our very satisfied audience."

Have you seen us in the Leader?

Click here to view an article about the Sutherland Shire Children's Choir.

Sutherland Shire Children's Choir Mid Year Concert

Congratulations to all choristers on your terrific concert performance! We are proud of your participation and delighted to witness your great progress.

Kurnell Festival Performance

Well done to the Performing Choir for their amazing appearance at the Kurnell Festival! The choir drew a large crowd and received many compliments

 

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