Annual Information Statement 2013

Legal Name
Gondwana Choirs

Section A: Charity Information

Charity has a financial year ending 30 June
Financial year ends
Charity size
Purposes of charity
  • The advancement of education
  • Other: To engage in the practise and performance of choral music for young people, at the highest level. To provide access to the best musical training for talented young people locally and nationally.
Basic Religious Charity
Charity is part of an approved ACNC reporting group

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2013 reporting period
Main activity
Culture and arts
General activities
  • Culture and arts
  • Economic, social and community development
  • Employment and training
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
In 2013 Gondwana Choirs provided transformative choral education and performance experiences for young people across NSW and the nation. Our three programs, the Sydney Children's Choir (SCC), Gondwana National Choirs and the Gondwana National Indigenous Children's Choir, continued to flourish and to reach new artistic heights. In 2013, we commissioned 7 new works from Australian composers, including 4 works from emerging composers. SCC's Choral Training program operated weekly during NSW school terms at Millers Point with 389 participants, including a partnership with the Conservatorium High School. Based on this model, our Indigenous choral hub in Cairns completed its second full year, this year increasing its rehearsal frequency from fortnightly to weekly, with Lyn Williams travelling to Cairns every second week to lead the local artistic team. In NSW school term 3, we launched our second Indigenous choral hub in Campbelltown NSW: by the end of the year, the choristers had already given three public performances (two of which occurred in the choir's LGA). Our annual National Choral School brought 278 young people to Sydney for a two week residential camp at Macquarie University. The four national choirs involved celebrated the centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten, presenting three concerts at both St James' King St and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Our National Indigenous Children's Choir performed at major national events, including the Corroboree Festiva
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2013 reporting period
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Children
  • General community within Australia
  • Young people

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2013 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 10
  • Part time employees: 19
  • Volunteers: 100
Where the charity operated during the 2013 reporting period
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Other Countries
    • FRA
    • ESP
    • GBR

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland

Section E: Financial information provided voluntarily

2013 Financial report
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