The Cantabile Music Festival is an annual event that celebrates the musical achievements of over 1000 students from public schools throughout Metropolitan South, Metropolitan South and West, 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.
The operation of this program is contingent on advice provided by the NSW Department of Education in consultation with NSW Health. All activities will adhere to the DoE COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.
Applications for 2021 have now closed.
Successful schools are required to attend a teacher workshop to learn the repertoire for the concert.
The workshop will be held on Thursday 6 May 2021 (Term 2 Week 3)
from 1 pm to 4 pm.
Teacher workshop venue
Haberfield Public School
Haberfield NSW 2045
Combined choir rehearsal
Participating schools are required to attend a combined choir rehearsal on Tuesday 27 July 2021 (Term 3 Week 3)
from 9:30 am to 1 pm.
Combined choir rehearsal venue
Sydney Congress Hall
140 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Thursday 12 August 2021 (Term 3 Week 5)
Sydney Town Hall
483 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000