Opera Australia Children's Choir Audition


The 2024 Regional Children's Chorus program will give 24 children aged between 9 and 14 years the chance to perform as the Chorus in Opera Australia's touring regional production.

The Port Macquarie 2024 Opera Australia Children's Choir has been announced. Congratulations to: 

Everly Baker, Zachary Barlow, Eden Barnes, Violet Bellia, Stella Campbell, Keira Duncan, Zoe Duncan, Charli Fear, Matisse Hazelton-Kelly, Addison Hollins, Bronte Hollins, Tessa Keating, Mimi Kyburz, Daisy Blue Loman, Emmy McDermont, Tilly McDonald, Isla Moss, Samuel Moore, Shayla Norrie, Joseph O'Brien, Emily Ottaway, Arabella Beadle, Josette Weatherby and Olivia Willis.



  • Wednesday, 03 April 2024 | 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM


60 minutes


Glasshouse Studio


Glasshouse Port Macquarie presents:

Opera Australia Children's Choir

Experience the magic of a curtain call...

The Opera Australia Children’s Chorus gives 24 local children, aged 9 - 14 years, the chance to rehearse as a Chorus with the outcome being the chance to perform on stage, with Opera Australia Artists and Musicians on Saturday 17 August 2024.

Auditions are being held in the GLASSHOUSE STUDIO, on Wednesday 3 April 2024, 4.30pm - 5.30pm, and your child must be no older than 14 years on this date.

Following the selection of the Chorus, children will attend 1-hour rehearsals in the Studio across April - August 2024, led by Chorus Master Annalie McRae. There will be approximately 8 -10 rehearsals and a full program will be provided in advance.

On performance day, children will be suitably chaperoned, provided costumes and have a chance to rehearse on stage with the cast and orchestra. Side by side with some of Opera Australia's finest singers, the Children's Chorus will feel the magic of live theatre performance at the 7.30pm performance.

All Children’s Chorus participants will receive a Certificate of Participation from Opera Australia.

Through the rehearsal and performance process, children also gain a wider understanding of opera, which we hope sparks interest in future artistic pursuits.

Like all Opera Australia productions I have presented in the past, it will of high calibre, featuring the best opera singers Australia has to offer. This is a wonderful opportunity for our local children to perform in a professional production and develop their vocal skills.

Therefore, to participate you need to register their interest to audition for the Chorus.  To register please use the link on this page, where you’ll be requested to provide the below information:

  • Full Name of Child
  • Full Name of nominated Parent/Guardian
  • Age of Child
  • School
  • Best contact details:
    • Mobile phone
    • Landline if applicable
    • Email (for both Child and Parent/Guardian) - essential as all correspondence will be via email.

The Glasshouse will contact you closer to the audition date as a reminder notice. Please note that if your child is successful at being shortlisted as part of the Chorus, there is a $25 registration fee that will need to be paid and a new link will be emailed to you so you can do this online.


About Annalie McRae

Currently based at St Columba, Annalie McRae is a dedicated and passionate music educator who has over two decades of experience. Annalie holds a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of New South Wales. 

Her teaching extends across all grade levels, from Kindergarten to Year 12, and her experience includes directing choirs, orchestras, musicals, and small ensembles showcasing her versatility as a music educator.

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