Applications close on Saturday 30 July 2022 at 5:00pm.
What is the Core Choir
The Core Choir is made up of approximately 30 talented choristers in Years 7-12 from NSW Public Schools who provide the basis for the choral sound of the Schools Spectacular. Students are auditioned individually and need to be experienced at singing in ensembles and holding both basic and complex vocal parts within an ensemble setting. Students should discuss their intention to apply with a contact teacher at their school.
A live audition will be held on Saturday 13 August 2022 at The Arts Unit in Lewisham. Students will need to prepare a set piece, which will be distributed one week before the audition date. The audition will also involve some sight reading of vocal parts in groups.
Students do not need to submit a video audition for this category.
To submit an application in 2022 you must:
Read all details and confirm you are available for all dates.
Learn the set piece which will be sent to you in mid July 2022.
Attend the live Audition at The Arts Unit, Sydney on Saturday 20 August 2022.You will receive more information including a schedule for this day after applications close.
Key dates for Core Choir
Early Term 2
Online applications open
Saturday 30 July 2022 at 5:00pm
Online applications close
Early August 2022
Applicants receive audition time & set audition piece
Saturday 20 August 2022
Core Choir live auditions at The Arts Unit, Sydney
Late August 2022
Students notified of their acceptance into the show
Saturday 15 October 2022
Core Choir Rehearsal 1 – Sydney location
Friday 21 October 2022
Secondary and Core Choir rehearsal
Sunday 30 October 2022
Core Choir rehearsal 2 – Sydney location
Friday 4 November 2022
Core Choir rehearsal 3 – Sydney location
Saturday 5 November 2022
Core Choir rehearsal 4 – Sydney location
Wednesday 9 November 2022
Direction day – Full show run with Featured Artists – Sydney location
Thursday 17 November 2022
Secondary and Core Choir Rehearsal – Sydney location
Saturday 19 November 2022
Core Choir at Stage Band Sitzprobe – Sydney location
Sunday 20 November 2022
Core Choir at Orchestra Sitzprobe – Sydney location
Tuesday 22 November 2022
Core Choir sound check
Wednesday 23 November 2022
Final choir rehearsals
Thursday 24 November 2022
Final choir rehearsals and full dress rehearsal
Friday 25 November 2022
Schools preview and evening performances
Saturday 26 November 2022
Matinee and evening performances
Please note: Students wishing to be involved in the Core Choir for the 2022 Schools Spectacular must be available for all dates listed above. The only exceptions will be for rehearsals that directly clash with students’ HSC examinations.
There will be a cost up to $70 per student in the Core Choir for costume and prop items that will be direct debited from your school. Students will pay their school directly once they have been notified of their acceptance into the show.
Tips from the audition panel
The video below provides some audition tips that may help you with your audition.