Touring & International Awards

Young Adelaide Voices is a significant South Australian cultural ambassador representing Australia and South Australia in international festivals and competitions. We have been hosted overseas by renowned youth choirs and reciprocated the hospitality here at home, providing enriching and rewarding musical and cultural experiences and maintaining our international choral connections. Our choristers have proudly represented their country and shared their love of singing, in particular contemporary Australian music,  at the highest possible standard in prestigious venues from Westminster Abbey and St Pauls Cathedral to Disneyland!

International Tours


In 2016 Young Adelaide Voices travelled to Europe, representing Australia in three youth music festivals – Salzburg Cantus Youth Choir Festival, The Bratislava Youth Music Festival and Competition and the La Garda-Verona Estate Choral Festival, plus performances in Munich, Vienna and in the famed St Mark’s Basilica in Venice. They returned to Australia with 3 Gold Medals and one Silver at the International Youth Music Festival in Bratislava where Artistic Director Christie Anderson was named Best Conductor.  2016 Touring Blog


Young Adelaide Voices have represented Australia in many international festivals and in their international tour to the USA in 2012, YAV won First Prize in all the Youth Choir sections in the 9th International Golden Gate Youth Choir Festival in San Francisco and a Silver medal in the World Choir Games in Cincinnati.  YAV also represented Australia in the Serenade! Festival in Washington DC (including workshops on Australian music) and gave friendship concerts in Fairfield Connecticut and Hamilton, Ohio.


Aurora spent three weeks performing in British Columbia and Alberta.  As part of the International Choral Kathaumixw Festival in Powell River, BC.  They performed in Vancouver, Powell River, Calgary and regional BC – including Vernon, Gibsons, Penticton, Kelowna and Mission and sang with choirs from all over the world!  It was through this tour that YAV was invited to attend the 9th International Golden Gate Festival for Youth Choirs in San Francisco, 2012.


In April and May 2008, Young Adelaide Voices First Concert Choir toured Japan, England, Germany and Belgium. Their schedule included:

  • Hiroshima: Peace Concert with the Radio National Children’s Choir of Hiroshima.
  • England: Staying with Farnham Youth Choir (British Choir of the Year).
  • Belgium: European Youth Choral Festival, involving approximately 96 youth choirs from around the world.
  • Germany: International Children’s Choir Festival, hosted by the Dresden Philharmonic Children’s Choir to celebrate Dresden’s 800th Anniversary.
2005 China – World Festival of Children’s Choirs (Hong Kong) and International Children’s Choir Festival (Guangzhou)
2001 England and Germany (International Youth Choral Festival, Germany)
1999 Canada and USA
1996 Germany Austria, Belgium and England (European Youth Choral Festival, Belgium)
1994 England, Wales and Germany (International Youth Choral Festival, England)

Recitals in Prestigious Venues

  • Westminster Abbey
  • St Paul’s Cathedral
  • St Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Australia House, London
  • Canterbury, Gloucester and Cologne Cathedrals
  • The Prince of Meiningen’s Castle, Thuringen, Germany
  • Disneyland

International Awards

  • International Youth Music Festival in Bratislava 2016
    • Gold for Youth Choir
    • Gold for Musica Sacra
    • Gold for Contemporary Music
    • Silver for Folksong a Capella
    • Best Conductor – Christie Anderson
  • First Prize in all the Youth Choir sections in the 9th International Golden Gate Youth Choir Festival in San Francisco
  • Silver medal in the World Choir Games in Cincinnati

Australian Tours

2017 Hobart – Festival of Voices
2017 Brisbane – Choralfest
2017 Brisbane – Pemulwuy National Male Voice Festival
2014 Brisbane – Pemulwuy National Male Voice Festival
2012 Country Arts, SA
2012 Hamilton, Vic – Promenade Festival of Sacred Music
2012 KMEIA, National Kodaly Festival – Guest Choir
2011 Brisbane – Pemulwuy National Male Voice Festival
2006 Melbourne – Commonwealth Games Performing Arts Festival
2003 Newcastle & Sydney – Kodaly International Convention
1997 Canberra – Young Australian of the Year National Awards
1996 Major South Australian Country centres with S.A Police Band
1991 Brisbane – performances with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Top International Youth Choirs hosted by YAV in Adelaide

  • Sheffield Girls Choir
  • Meiningen Youth Choir
  • Solingen Youth Choir
  • St Olaf College Choir
  • Southend Girls Choir
  • The Clara Schumann Choir (Berlin)
  • Farnham Youth Choir (England)
  • Dresden Philharmonic Youth Choir
  • Forum21 Kinderchor (Japan)

Interstate Choirs hosted by YAV in Adelaide

  • Brisbane Birralee Voices
  • Young Voices of Melbourne
  • Australian Children’s Choir
  • Queensland Children’s Choir
  • Woden Valley Youth Choir, Canberra

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