Gondwana Choirs present Miracles

The Sydney Children’s Choir returns to the stage with a program of exquisite choral works including the world premiere of new works by Sam Weiss, the choir’s Composer Fellow. Commissioned in 2020, these works tell stories of love and hope in the face of great adversity.

Deine Mami (‘Your Mami’) is a poem written by Weiss’ great-grandmother to her daughter Nelly on the eve of the Second World War. The choir sings of a mother’s love for her daughter, while also capturing the gloom and nervousness in pre-war Germany.

In’Shal-Om for male voices is a prayer for peace and coexistence, bringing together languages and prayers of the Islamic, Hindu, Jewish and Christian faiths in a powerful expression of shared humanity.

There Are Always Miracles is a piece inspired by the words of 101-year-old Holocaust survivor, motivational speaker and author Eddie Jaku in his recent book ‘The Happiest Man on Earth’, whose story and outlook on life has been an inspiration to many, especially in the Sydney community.

Be uplifted by the voices of the Sydney Children’s Choir in a night of transformative choral music.

Saturday 19 June 2021

Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music


The Sydney Children’s Choir

Lyn Williams AM, Artistic Director

Sam Allchurch, Lachlan Massey, Amandine Petit, Hester Wright, conductors

Antonio Fernandez, Sally Whitwell piano

There will be no interval and the concert is expected to conclude at approximately 8.15pm.


Full Price: $35

Concession: $25

plus booking fees

To purchase your tickets, please visit: https://events.humanitix.com/miracles

If you would like to purchase an accessible seat and adjoining seats, please contact sarah.thomas@gondwana.org.au

Please check the ticketing website for COVID-19 information.

Program (4 world premieres in bold)

DAN WALKER                                   You, me and the wide open sky
AUDREY SNYDER                             In times of silver rain
PAUL JARMAN                                 Shackleton
DAN WALKER                                   Pegasus
BENJAMIN BRITTEN                       Down by the Sally Gardens
BENJAMIN BRITTEN                       Corpus Christi Carol       
SAM WEISS                                      In’Shal-Om        
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL              The Sound of Silence                                                  
VIJAY SINGH                                     Fergus a’ Molly                                              

HILDEGARD OF BINGEN                O frondens virgo
SAM WEISS                                      Deine Mami
SAM WEISS                                      Enosh

LYN WILLIAMS                                 Islands
TRAD ARR. IDEA OF NORTH          My Hat It Has Three Corners
PAUL KELLY                                      Meet Me in the Middle of the Air

SAM WEISS                                      There are always miracles
KENNETH & KIRSTEN LAMPL        Lie Light, dear heart
DAN WALKER                                   Heartland
LISA YOUNG                                     Sacred Stepping Stones

Program subject to change