Christmas Concert 2015

On December 06, 2015
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Christmas Concert 2015

Christmas Songs for Symphony Orchestra and YOU!

Sunday 6 December 2015, 2:30 p.m.
The Concourse Concert Hall|
Chatswood Sydney Australia

Come and refresh your spirit! Newly arranged for a large symphony orchestra, the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra presents the traditional Christmas carols you know and love with a contemporary twists.


  1. Overture, Marriage of Figaro – A.W. Mozart Come,
  2. All Ye Faithful – Adeste Fidelis XIII Latin Hymu
  3. Deck the Halls – Old Welsh Folk Song
  4. Oh Holy Night – Adolphe-Charles Adam
  5. Joy to the World – George Frideric Handel
  6. The First Noel – Traditional Christmas Carol
  7. Pavne Pour Une Infante Defunte – Maurice Ravel
  8. Hark! The Herald Angels sing - Felix Mendelssohn
  9. O’Come, Little Children – German Folk Song
  10. Romanian Folk Dances – Bela Bartok
  11. We Wish You A Merry Christmas – Traditional English Carol


This is a charity concert, all ticketing revenue will go towards The SCO Foundation to be used to promote new music.

Tickets and Booking Information: $40 - $110, Book your tickets now to save 20%! (by the 1st of August 2015)

Tickets and Booking: 1300 795 012 (Ticketek Theatre & Arts Line)

The Concourse Box Office 02 8075 8111 (The Concourse)

For more information please contact: General Manager - Julia Farquharson 0409 409 814 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Young Virtuosos  2019

This is our 3rd concert of the Young Virtuosos series. 
Orchestra members will have the opportunity to choose their favourite pieces, and those pieces will be arranged for solo instrument and for orchestra by Dr Koo. In the concert, selected members will play their piece as a soloist accompanied by the orchestra.
This concert provides an unprecedented opportunity for young musicians to have their first attempt as a soloist accompanied by an orchestra in front of a live audience.  They will learn the procedure and etiquette involved in such a performance, and will bring to a young musician an unforgettable and empowering experience. This valuable and unique experience will elevate their performance qualities and their love and passion for music.

Audition fee: $60

Fee: $500 for 4 school terms in 2018. Commencing from Friday 10 February 2018.




All revenues (membership fees, concert ticket sales etc.) will go towards The SCO Foundation to be used to promote new music of the contemporary composers.
Membership annual fee of  $600 (for 4 school terms) is asked of each member for the SYS Concert Orchestra (SYSCO), and $500 for the SYS Junior Orchestra (SYSJO).

The fee is calculated in 4 school terms blocks for all members (e.g. if you join from term 2 of the year, your membership will be extended to next year term 1). 

Direct deposit:

Bank: Westpac
BSB: 032173
Account Number:  501117
A/C Name: The Sydney Contemporary Orchestra Inc.

Please indicate your name and description.

  1. All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  2. Payments must be completed before the first rehearsal.  

You are welcome to join us at any time.

For young musicians joining the SYS Orchestras will need fill up your online Membership Registration From to book your audition, and pay $60 audition fee. Or contact our managers arrange a time to observe our rehearsals.

Fee can be paid by Direct deposit: 

  • Bank: Westpac
  • BSB: 032173
  • Account Number: 501117
  • A/C Name: The Sydney Contemporary Orchestra Inc. 
  • - Youth Symphony Memberships

Please indicate your name and description.

You may be exempt from audition if you provide video recordings or if you are introduced by your teacher, or in special cases.

Audition Schedule

  • Your audition will be scheduled after payment completed.
  • The details of your audition date, time and venue will be advised via email.

Audition materials

  1. Your own choice of two contrasting pieces (or excerpts)
  2. Any major scale and arpeggio
  3. Any minor scale and arpeggio
  4. Sight-reading

Audition Result

  • You will be notified your audition result via email.
  • Successful members will have a website login account to access the Members Zone to download music parts. 



The SYS Concert Orchestra
All orchestra members require a formal uniform for concert performances.

The SYS Concert Orchestra members:


Black formal dress
Black polished shoes


White long sleeve collared shirt buttoned to the neck with black bowtie
Black formal suit
Black socks
Black polished shoes
The SYS Junior Orchestra
The SYS Junior Orchestra members:


Dress (colorful, fresh, smart)
Matching socks and shoes


White long sleeve collared shirt buttoned to the neck with black bowtie
Black formal suit
Black socks
Black polished shoes


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