Can-tar-bi-le: 'In a singing style'
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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All members of the Sutherland Shire Children's Choir record at a professional studio every year. This year's CD is entitled Jingle Bells and will be on sale in Term 4. Listen to 99.7 FM Sound of the Shire to hear our tracks.
The Sutherland Shire Children's Choir was asked to provide singers (3 boys and 3 girls of about 8 years old) to record the jingle for the new 'Tip Top' bread ad!!!
It was recorded at the amazing Rumble Studios, Chippendale on Monday 3rd July. The recording was conducted by the renowned musical director George Ellis.
This was a fantastic professional experience for the children. The marketing team from 'Tip Top' visited our recording session and were very pleased with what they heard! The 'Tip Top' ad is currently being aired on TV, foxtel and online. Look out for it!
A fantastic performance by the Performing Choir & Teen Voices at the opening ceremony for the Sutherland Shire Relay for Life at Don Lucas Reserve, Cronulla. Well done everyone!! It was a fantastic performance opportunity for the children and a privledge to be involved in a such a wonderful cause!
Thanks everyone for a fantastic End of Yr Concert !! We are soo proud of what all the choristers have achieved this yr! Their performances reached a new level due to their wonderful enthusiasm and discipline. It was also lovely to perform a finale with the Sea Naturals (Cronulla adult choir).
The Performing Choir & Teen Voices ensemble performed at the Kogarah Fun Day on Sat 12th Nov. This was to raise funds for mental health services provided by Kogarah Community Services. The choristers performed beautifully and were all given a lolly bag and free entry to the rides. We received the following email from the event organiser:
Thank you so much for supporting our Family Fun Day.
Your choir is so talented and such fabulous entertainers. They displayed such poise, beautiful manners and professionalism…what a credit to you!...
Thank you again and I hope I am lucky enough to hear you perform again.
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.
Our Performing Choir and Teen Voices performed beautifully at the Cronulla Spring Festival! It was lovely weather to enjoy the rest of the attractions
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.
A fantastic performance by the Performing Choir & Teen Voices at the opening ceremony for the Sutherland Shire Relay for Life. Well done everyone!!
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.
There was another lovely article about the choir in the Sutherland Shire Leader Newspaper. Here is a link to the article.
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.
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!
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!
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).
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
The Teen Voices and Performing Choir enjoyed performing at the Cronulla Spring Fair on Sat 14th Sep. We received a rapturous applause!
All members of the Sutherland Shire Children's Choir recorded a Christmas CD entitled Angels. All the songs sound wonderful!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
There was a professional videographer at our recent mid yr concert. DVDs are on sale for $15.
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.
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
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."
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Click here to read an article about the Performing Choir's involvment in the Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims.
Tune in to 2SSR Sounds of the Shire 99.7FM to hear tracks from our CD: 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."
Click here to view an article about the Sutherland Shire Children's Choir.
Congratulations to all choristers on your terrific concert performance! We are proud of your participation and delighted to witness your great progress.
Well done to the Performing Choir for their amazing appearance at the Kurnell Festival! The choir drew a large crowd and received many compliments