Running from July 15 - 21, the Festival brings together extraordinary young singers from Canada, China (including Inner Mongolia), Estonia, France, Japan, Latvia, the USA, and around Australia to perform two gala concerts at the Sydney Opera House and a series of performances at Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
The diverse international guest choirs include Boston Children's Chorus, USA; Estonian Television Girls' Choir, Estonia; La Cigale de Lyon, France; Guangdong Experimental Middle School Choir, China; Inner Mongolia Youth Choir, China; Nagoya Children's Choir, Japan; Riga Cathedral Girls' Choir TIARA, Latvia; and Toronto Children's Chorus, Canada.
Host choirs include Sydney Children's Choir; Gondwana Indigenous Children's Choir, and their big sisters, Marliya (Cairns); and Gondwana Latitude 34. Other performing Australian choirs include Hunter Singers (NSW), Luminescence Children's Choir (ACT), Resonance of Birralee (QLD), Valla Voices (NSW), and Young Adelaide Voices (SA).
Gondwana World Choral Festival artistic director and founder of Gondwana Choirs, Lyn Williams said: "We are excited to welcome a collection of the world's finest choirs to Sydney. This will be a unique opportunity to experience sublime young voices from across the world collaborating with our wonderful Australian choirs. Audiences will be delighted by the visually and aurally astounding choral presentation.
"We know amazing things happen when young people sing together, and we won't rest until every child sings," said Ms Williams.