Festival of Music Repertoire

When selecting music, we look at a wide range of genres, including: artistic, Australian (theme or composer), 'big sing', classical, folk, fun/different, popular/choreography, show tunes, world/multicultural, contemporary, jazz, Indigenous and kid's choice.

Choral Repertoire 2020

Higher Ground - In the 2018 Eurovision Contest this song was sung by Rasmussen, from Denmark. The song is inspired by the legend of Magnus Erlendsson, a late Viking age chieftain.

I’m a Train​ - is a song written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood and performed by Albert Hammond.

Not Perfect – Tim Minchin
The Lyrics will be slightly revised by Naomi Crellin from The Idea of North.

Raining on the Plains - Sara Storer, featuring John Williamson
Celebrating the rains out in the country regions, a true blue Aussie song, with a toe tapping country music feel.

Cherokee Morning Song - A traditional native North American Indian song.

Sing - Pentatonix
The track celebrates singing as a way of overcoming hard times and of enjoying good times.

Spinning, Spinning - Katherine Ruhle
From a set of works called “Minibeast Perspectives”. This piece is for the choir and piano only.

Commissioned Work 2020

The 2020 Commissioned Work “The Space Between Us”, by Dan Walker, will explore the idea of space and distance, and how it affects us globally and personally.
So the theme is Space - not just the Solar System and planets… not just blasting into space and travelling by rocket, but we investigate some ‘deeper’ ideas – for all of the science nerds out there – there are so many questions to ask…
We are taking ‘one giant leap’ from Adelaide’s North Terrace, a greater leap from Adelaide’s 5 Sister Cities in countries abroad, and the biggest leap into space and beyond, where the space between us moves towards infinity……
And with the NASA Space Agency starting up at Lot Fourteen in Adelaide in 2020 – we are moving into exciting times and possibilities…...
A song cycle of 4 new songs:

  1. Stargazers – The Astronomical Society – a celebration of the Astronomical Society of South Australia which was formed in 1891.
  2. The Space Between Us – a song reflecting the emotional upheaval of relocation either as a migrant or refugee, and the constant desire for a sense of place.
  3. Wardlipari, A River in the Sky World - a song about the Kaurna Night Sky.
  4. When Galaxies Collide – The Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxies are being pulled towards each other at a dizzying speed. Will we find other intelligent life in a distant corner or space in our quest to find a new home?