Until COVID, Adelaide Choral Network (ACN) was engaging South Australia’s choral community in planning for the Adelaide Year of the Choir 2021, in partnership with the City of Adelaide.
Established in 2019 through a partnership with the City of Adelaide to deliver the Adelaide Year of the Choir (AYC), we are a membership-based, not-for-profit Association bringing Adelaide’s choral community together to celebrate the breadth and vitality of South Australia’s choral activity and explore future possibilities.
When COVID-19 forced a rethink, and choirs went into recess across the board, ACN and City of Adelaide agreed to postpone AYC21 to 2022 and we refocussed towards finding a way for choirs to resume singing as safely as possible, while continuing to establish a network of all South Australian choirs.
With our website now launched, choirs can join the network, create their profiles and start to plan together through a private portal in readiness for the launch of a public calendar. We’ll continue to explore the social and health benefits of singing together through new initiatives where people will be encouraged to find their voice.
Any group of people who regularly sing together can join the Adelaide Choral Network and take part in AYC22.
Adelaide Choral Network is committed to playing our role in making sure South Australia’s choral community can look to the future with confidence, resilience and strength. When the time comes, we will celebrate the Adelaide Year of the Choir and prove that choral singing is extraordinary in its range and repertoire, that there is a choir somewhere for everyone and singing together is uplifting for participants and audiences alike.
Adelaide Choral Network Steering Committee
Associate Professor Carl Crossin OAM: Founder, Artistic Director & Conductor, Adelaide Chamber Singers; Head of Vocal, Choral & Conducting Studies, Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide
Christie Anderson: Artistic Director, Young Adelaide Voices; Associate Conductor, Adelaide Chamber Singers
Matthew Winefield: Chair, Young Adelaide Voices
Aldis Sils: Music Director, Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus; Head of Music, Marryatville High School
Sarah Bleby: Director, Commercial & Special Programs, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Jo Pike: Project Manager, Adelaide Choral Network; Business Manager, Adelaide Chamber Singers; Board Member, Young Adelaide Voices; Committee Member, Big Sing McLaren Vale
Laura Mohan-Ram: emerging conductor
More about the ACN Steering Committee