Canberra Children's Choir 50th Anniversary

Friday 15th - Sunday 17th September 2017

Founded by Judith Clingan AM in 1967, the Canberra Children’s Choir is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2017 – making it Canberra’s longest-running choir for young singers!

To celebrate this achievement, Music For Canberra, in collaboration with Judith Clingan and other choral groups around Canberra, will host a day of workshops and performances on Saturday 16 September.

There will also be a Friday evening event on Friday 15 September at the Ainslie Arts Centre and a meet up for breakfast at the National Arboretum on Sunday 17 September.


FRIDAY 15th SEPTEMBER – Songs and stories
Ainslie Arts Centre, 30 Elouera St, Braddon

7:30pm Evening of songs and connections for alumni, current members and friends

Cost: $20 plus booking fee


Tim Murray Theatre, Canberra Grammar School

9–10am Young children’s singing workshop run by Judy Clingan, Hanna-Mari Latham and Minnie Lin for children in kindy, grades 1 and 2, with their parent or carer
Cost: $5 plus booking fee

10–11am Community/family singing workshop for all ages with Geoff Badger and Padma Newsome
Cost: $10 plus booking fee

11–12pm Part singing and rounds workshop for grades 3 to 6 with Geoff Badger and Padma Newsome
Cost: $10 plus booking fee

12–1pm BYO lunch; tea and coffee available

1–2pm SAB/SATB choral workshop for music readers – upper primary and secondary students and adults with Stephen Leek, Geoff Badger and Padma Newsome
Cost: $10 plus booking fee

2pm – 3.30pm SSA choral workshop for music readers – sopranos & altos only – grade 5 to grade 12 & adults with Stephen Leek and Judy Clingan
Cost: $10 plus booking fee

3.30pm – 4pm Afternoon tea with Training Choir performance

4pm – 4.30pm Brahms dress rehearsal: SSA workshop singers and soloists

4.30pm – 6.15pm Final dress rehearsal of Judy Clingan’s opera for young people, Heavenly Grandfather’s Banquet

6.15pm – 7.15pm BYO dinner

7.15pm Concert including SSA and SAB/SATB workshop pieces, Brahms, ensemble performance by past members and conductors, and performance of Heavenly Grandfather’s Banquet with guest alumni, current CCC singers, small orchestra.
Cost: $5 plus booking fee



National Arboretum

9.00am Social event – breakfast; all welcome
Cost: pay as you go


Tickets for the Concert, workshops, and events can be found here: