In 2019, the Sydney Children’s Choir celebrated its 30th anniversary with the spectacular Gondwana World Choral Festival, which brought the world’s finest children’s choirs to Sydney for a week of 21 performances. Broadcast on ABC Classic, the festival included the world premieres of Only I by Nico Muhly and I am Martuwarra by Paul Stanhope. In 2020, SCC has been invited to perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.
Gondwana’s national choirs represent Australia on the world stage. In 2019, Gondwana Voices travelled to Berlin to perform Brett Dean’s Vexations and Devotions with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra in the Philharmonie under the baton of Vladmimir Jurowksi. In 2020, Gondwana was honoured to be the only Australian choir invited to perform at the World Symposium on Choral Music hosted by the International Federation for Choral Music.