Prospective members are invited to attend an audition.
Choir auditions take approximately 10 minutes and take place in a non-intimidating, friendly and supportive environment. The conductor teaches some simple vocal activities and a short song. The children sing together in a group. This enables the conductor to assess each child’s suitability for the choir and to group new members with children who are at a similar level of development. No individual singing is required and there is no need to prepare anything for the audition.
Parents are advised in writing of the outcome of the audition with information about how to enrol.
Attendance is free but places are strictly limited due to social distancing requirements. We will contact you to arrange an audition time.
"Both my children have taken part in the Sutherland Shire Children's Choir. At first I was reluctant to let my son join as he has a short attention span and I thought he would get bored easily. I was wrong! Natalie is such a fantastic teacher. She engages each and every child in the choir not only by singing, but also musical games that they thoroughly enjoy. She helps improve their confidence and the children get to perform at two concerts throughout the year. Being part of the choir has also assisted my children to be part of a group, have a sense of belonging, and to interact with new friends. A real highlight has been the professional CD recording that the children take part in. My children have loved giving a copy to their grandparents and also taking it to school to share with their classmates. My daughter has loved the choir so much that she has taken up private singing lessons as well. This has improved her self confidence and puts a smile on her face every time she starts singing away. I can highly recommend Natalie and the Sutherland Shire Children's Choir."
Kathryn Harriss- Mother of Emily and Oliver Harriss
Develop your singing voice, musical skills and confidence in an atmosphere of fun and encouragement. An exciting organisation for talented singers in the local area.
We endorse a philosophy that learning music should be fun! We take a holistic approach to teaching singing with the view that our students will develop a lifelong love of music.
There are four separate choir groups catering to our different levels and ages of students. Each group meets for a weekly rehearsal and receives regular performance opportunities including a CD recording. The upper levels of the choir perform more often and are selected to perform solos at concerts.
Parents value the hidden elements of our curriculum; a focus on developing confidence, self-esteem and presentation skills. Growing up in the SSCC transforms even the shyest children into confident young people who have the ability to stand in front of a crowd.
Rehearsals are currently being held at:
Sutherland Pensioner's Centre, 749 Old Princess Hwy (Rawson Ave) Sutherland which is a brown brick building opposite Boyle St.
We are conveniently located near Sutherland train station and shops.