Sydney Children's Choir

Sydney Children's Choir: Gumura

Sydney Children’s Choir presents Gumura, a celebration of Walsh Bay, the organisation's home for over 25 years.


Sydney Children’s Choir presents Gumura, a celebration of Walsh Bay, our home for over 25 years.


Gumura is your chance to explore the sounds and history of the Wharf as you travel through all the different spaces of Pier 2/3 brought to life with the voices of 400 choristers. The music includes new works commissioned from five Sydney Children’s Choir alumni who are now emerging Australian composers and the premiere of a new piece by longstanding collaborator and artist of Muruwari descent, Matthew Doyle.


The evening begins together in the lower level of Pier 2/3 with an acknowledgement of country from Matthew Doyle and Alice Chance’s mystical Aurora Eora.


From there, we divide into four separate groups to experience a guided journey through four spaces upstairs – the Neilson, the Belgiorno Room, the Neilson Nutshell and the foyer – and in each one, a new piece by alumni composers of Sydney Children’s Choir.


The evening concludes with a significant new work in Gadigal language by Matthew Doyle, ‘Gumura’, in a surround-sound choral experience designed by Lyn Williams and Andrew Walsh.


Join us for an unforgettable evening of choral music highlighting the rich history of our home.


How to book


We have named our four separate groups after different colours. Please book yourself, and the people you are attending the evening with, into your chosen colour and proceed to cart. Note: if a colour is displaying as "sold out", this doesn't mean the event is necessarily sold out so please try a different colour. Please phone the ACO's friendly box office team on 1800 444 444 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm AEST) if you would like assistance.



Please note: This event will involve walking between five performance spaces. Each performance lasts approximately 5 minutes. In some of the performance spaces, we expect the majority of the audience to remain standing but there will be seating for those who require it. The route is fully accessible but please contact [email protected] if you require special assistance.