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Cantabile Music Festival

The Cantabile Music Festival is an annual event that celebrates the musical achievements of over 1000 students from public schools throughout Metropolitan South, Regional South and beyond. 

The festival showcases the choral skills of 700 primary school students from Year 3 to Year 6 who sing together as part of the festival’s Combined Primary School Choir. It highlights the musical talents of many primary and secondary students who perform in the orchestras, stage bands, small group items, ensembles or as accompanists to the choir. The festival’s repertoire reflects a wide range of genres ranging from classical to contemporary musical pieces.

Schools accepted into the choral component of the festival receive all music and professional development.

2021 dates

Cantabile Music Festival has been modified to become a virtual project for 2021 to support efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and maintain the safety and wellbeing of students. 

It is anticipated the project will occur during Terms 2 and 3. 

Further information and confirmed dates will be available in early Term 2.


Kate Walters – Festival coordinator
Email: kate.walters4@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 0416 085 137

Michelle Murphy – Arts Coordination Officer
Email: michelle.murphy3@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 02 9408 8920