THE internationally acclaimed Sydney Children’s Choir will be performing in London this July as part of their longest-ever International tour, Summer In Europe.
Consisting of 41 children between the ages of 11 and 15, the Choir will be performing at some of Europe’s most prestigious destinations, including St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. They will also head to the Polyfollia festival in Normandy, France.
The group will be in London on the weekend of the 19 and 20 July before heading back to Australia.
The youngsters will be travelling as professional musicians under the Artistic Direction of the Choir’s founder, Lyn Williams OAM. Ms Williams will be conducting the choir over the three-week tour.
She said: “The repertoire we have been rehearsing is vibrant and challenging and provides a platform to exhibit the voices of these fine young choristers. I’m excited to share the work of Australian composers with choral and classical music fans in Europe.”
Miranda Ilchef, a 14-year-old from Greenwich will be touring with Sydney Children’s Choir for the second time this year.
Eager to begin the tour, she said: “The thrill of singing to an appreciative audience in Westminster Abbey is an experience that I can hardly wait to share with my friends. I know that I will remember this tour for many years to come.”
The ‘Summer In Europe’ tour commenced on 25 June with a farewell performance in Sydney. From 30 June — 20 July, the choir will be performing in Barcelona, Lyon, Normandy, Paris, Linselles and London.
The Choir have just produced their first digital EP, titled ‘Legends and Dreams’ is available for purchase on Itunes.
London tour dates
Friday 19 July, 1.15pm
Lunchtime Recital at St Paul’s Cathedral, London Recital included in normal cathedral admission price, no booking required.
Friday 19 July, 5pm
Evensong at Westminster Abbey. London Free Event, no booking required.
Saturday 20 July, 7pm
Concert at St John’s Smith Square, London. Price: £18/£14/£9. Concession Price: Friends of SJSS 10% discount on pair of tickets. Box Office: +44 (0) 20 7222 1061 or Sjss.org.uk.