In Concert – Secondary Choral Festival

Years 7 to 12 students and teachers

Students have the opportunity to perform a range of significant choral works in a dazzling choral and instrumental music showcase. Teachers engage in quality professional learning delivered by experts.

The In Concert – Secondary Choral Festival sees the Combined Secondary Schools Choir annually joining forces with The Arts Unit's premier instrumental music ensembles to present 2 performances at the Sydney Town Hall. These concerts provide secondary students with the opportunity to sing in a massed choir with more than 500 other students and perform a range of significant choral works.

    Kate Miller-Heidke singing in front of an orchestra at Sydney Town Hall with Elizabeth Scott conducting for In Concert


    The NSW Department of Education will present 2 concerts at the Sydney Town Hall. School choirs made up of students from Stages 4 to 6 will form part of a combined choir of 500 voices for each concert. All choirs and music classes from public high schools are welcome to join.

    Applications now closed.


    Book tickets for In Concert 2024 at City Recital Hall.


    The 2024 repertoire will include a variety of genres and includes compositions by Australian musicians. Repertoire can be linked to curriculum topics for Stages 4 to 6.

    Performance dates at the Sydney Town Hall

    • Monday 27 May at 7:00 pm
    • Tuesday 28 May at 7:00 pm

    Rehearsal dates 

    Please note these are for Metropolitan schools and held at Salvation Army Congress Hall, Elizabeth Street cluster rehearsals will be advised on rehearsal dates in 2024 

    • Monday 4 March 2024
    • Tuesday 5 March 2024
    • Monday 6 May 2024
    • Tuesday 7 May 2024


    • Participation fee of $37.00 per student will be payable in April.
    • A rural and remote subsidy of 25% will be offered to all students attending from rural and remote schools as identified by the department.

    Professional learning and resources



    For further information concerning the In Concert – Secondary Choral Festival 2024, please contact Jacqueline Shaw, Music Projects Officer.


    Jacqueline Shaw
    Music Projects Officer 5 – 12
    The Arts Unit