Sydney fills with the sounds of the season

Shoppers will be treated to the sounds of the festive season with carolling choirs performing in the city’s late-night retails hot spots in the lead up to Christmas.

Through December, carols will fill the air in Pitt Street Mall every Thursday night from 6pm–8pm, and beside the Martin Place Christmas tree every night of the week from 6pm–8pm.

Choirs who will serenade shoppers include Sydney Philharmonia Choir, Café of the Gate of Salvation and Endeavour Harmony as well as children’s choirs from Darlington Public School and the Australian Girls Choir.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the City was working closely with retailers to make the Sydney Christmas shopping experience as festive and fun as possible.

“The City’s Christmas choir program will help everyone get into the Christmas spirit and give retailers a boost by drawing shoppers into the city centre,” the Lord Mayor said.

“Combined with our projections and Christmas lights, these choirs help create an exciting, festive atmosphere in key retail precincts like Pitt Street Mall and Martin Place.

“Christmas is a wonderful time to be in Sydney and the city is the place to be.”

The renowned Christmas at Sydney Town Hall concert on 15 December also guarantees a memorable night for the whole family. Held in the spectacular Centennial Hall from 8pm–9.30pm, the event is a very traditional affair of carol singing, festive music and readings complemented, by the magnificent Grand Organ.

Pitt Street Mall choir program

Thursday 3 December

North Pitt Street – from 6.25pm: Leichhardt Espresso Chorus
South Pitt Street – from 6.05pm: Endeavour Harmony

Thursday 10 December

North Pitt Street – from 6.25pm: Sydney Philharmonia
South Pitt Street – from 6.05pm: Cafe of the Gate of Salvation

Thursday 17 December

North Pitt Street – from 6.25pm: Sydney Philharmonia
South Pitt Street – from 6.05pm: Australian Girls Choir

Thursday 24 December

From 6.05pm: Endeavour Harmony

Martin Place choir program (each night from 6pm)

Wednesday 2 December – Darlington Public School
Thursday 3 December – Sydney Sings (With One Voice)
Friday 4 December – Northern Beaches Choir
Saturday 5 December – SISTA! Quartet
Sunday 6 December – Australian Girls Choir
Monday 7 December – Leichhardt Espresso Chorus
Tuesday 8 December – Honeybees
Wednesday 9 December – Sydney Philharmonia
Thursday 10 December – Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir
Friday 11 December – Australian Girls Choir
Saturday 12 December – Cafe of the Gate of Salvation
Sunday 13 December – Australian Girls Choir
Monday 14 December – Honeybees
Wednesday 16 December – Sydney Sings (With One Voice)
Thursday 17 December – Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir
Friday 18 December – Leichhardt Espresso Chorus
Saturday 19 December – Endeavour Harmony
Sunday 20 December – Salvation Army Band & Choir
Monday 21 December – SISTA! Quartet
Tuesday 22 December – Salvation Army Band (featuring Colin Buchanan)
Wednesday 23 December – Salvation Army Band
Thursday 24 December – Salvation Army Band