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So much joy from youthful voices

A JOYOUS atmosphere prevailed in a crowded Llewellyn Hall foyer as cheerful audience members viewed the extensive photographic exhibition that detailed the 50-year history of the Woden Valley Youth Choir.  The laughter associated with this happy reunion continued as all filed in to hear the aural representation of that great history.

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A Golden Anniversary for Some Winning Voices

The Woden Valley Youth Choir has been going strong for 50 years. The group knits together generations of singers and the wider Woden community through the love of song.  Ahead of their anniversary performance this Saturday, the choir welcomed us along to one of their final rehearsals to enjoy this rendition of Let There Be Peace On Earth.   Congratulations to all members past (Woden Valley Youth Choir Alumni), present and future!

Reconciliation in the Park 2019

Woden Valley Youth Choir sang at Reconciliation at the Park on Monday 27 May.  Australis Voices sang the anthem in Ngunawal language on ABC Radio Canberra and Olivia and Belinda were interviewed. Listen to the interview by sliding the timer to the 60 minute mark.

Golden years: It was up, up and away for Woden Valley Youth Choir

What started 50 years ago in the lounge room of a home in the then developing Woden Valley has become a constant force in the cultural life of the capital and an important avenue for young people to literally find their voice.

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Recipients shine at the 2019 Canberra Gold Awards

Woden Valley Youth Choir members Evangeline Osborne, 13, and Hannah Harper, 15, at the Canberra Gold Awards ceremony where the choir was recognised for 50 years of service to the national capital. Credit:Megan Doherty
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Canberrans flock to successful Carols by Candlelight

After a rocky start when the NCA demanded, but then waived a $2000 staging fee, this year’s Carols by Candlelight at Stage 88 were a spectacular success. Around 9000 people arrived for the 74th annual event on December 18, raising valuable funds for the Domestic Violence Crisis Service.  The annual Carols are Canberra’s largest and are made possible by a dedicated crew of volunteers and sponsorship from the Canberra community.

Former WVYC Artistic Director receives top honour!

Alpha Gregory, WVYC Artistic Director from 1996 to 2016 was awarded the Order of Australia Medal as part of the 2018 Australia Day celebrations.

The very soul of Christmas: crowds gather for 73rd Carols by Candlelight in Canberra

Canberra’s big traditional carols by candlelight started in 1945, outside Parliament House, the crowd celebrating the first peacetime Christmas in six years, holding aloft “candles, hurricane lamps and kerosene-burning lamps”. – Photo & article courtesy of The Canberra Times.

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Alpha Gregory steps down as WVYC Artistic Director

THE “ACT Artist of the Year”, Alpha Gregory, is stepping down after 20 years as Artistic Director of the Woden Valley Youth Choir.

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WVYC seeks inspiration for a new song on a sound walk at the National Arboretum

On a bright, windy, Sunday morning, 30 children were sitting together on the grass in a eucalypt forest at the National Arboretum, with their eyes closed, quietly listening…

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WVYC Perform at 2011 Australian of the Year Awards

Woden Valley Youth Choir performed alongside the stars at the annual Australia Day concert in front of Parliament House. The concert was broadcast around the nation.

Australia Celebrates! 2011

Watch as WVYC performs onstage with stars of stage and screen at the Australia Celebrates concert. Watch the choir sing the alternative anthem “I Still Call Australia Home”.