Posted on 14 November, 2016

Zoe Heath selected for National Children's Choir

Darwin High School student, Zoe Heath, has again been selected for Gondwana Voices. A credit to her hard work and dedication, this is Zoe’s fifth year as a member of the Choir. Each year she has auditioned and won her spot by preparing and performing a piece to sing by an Australian composer. Zoe has been a member of three of the five Gondwana National Choirs. Currently she is performing with Gondwana Voices, Australia’s national children’s choir for treble singers aged 10-17.

Pictured is Darwin High School Year 10 student, Zoe Heath.

Gondwana Voices, regularly performs with the country’s leading ensembles and has built a reputation for performances of outstanding musicianship The work of the choirs is a powerful example of the potential of young Australians who work together. From thousands of hopefuls only around 300 are selected, with only a small group from the Territory.

Zoe and the Gondwana Voices Choir will be performing at the City Recital Hall in Sydney on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 December to an expected audience of 1200 people. The performance will also be broadcast on ABC Classic FM. Zoe said,

I have done a lot of performing with the choirs but it is still nerve wracking when you are performing a well-known classical song that people know and are expecting to be good. Also, songs in different languages (which is most of our repertoire) and especially difficult pieces cause a bit of anxiety although we always sort this out before we perform.

When asked about her favourite part of being in the choir, Zoe said 

I love the two week build up when I can spend time with my friends and people who are just like me. It is just the best opportunity to have access to some of the world’s leading composers and conductors while having a great time. As for Darwin High, the music program here is brilliant and has helped me become a more confident performer and musician. The school overall has certainly helped me a lot in this respect and the constant support of my peers is really amazing.

Congratulations Zoe!

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