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about us

Toy Choir is the happiest choir on earth! Girls aged 10-16 learn to play the ukulele, write songs, and perform in a fun, inclusive community on Saturday mornings.

 

Participants quickly learn and develop their rhythm, pitch, and understanding of chords, which lays a solid foundation for writing their own music. 

 

The Toy Choir performs at both significant public events and concerts for family and friends. Past appearances have included TED Sydney, Sydney Festival, The Australian Museum, The Venice Biennale in Angelica Mesiti’s “Assembly”, Sydney Mardi Gras with Paul Capsis, and with the Sydney Chamber Opera. 

 

We are based in UTS Haymarket right near Central Station and are supported by Create NSW and City of Sydney Council to provide opportunities for girls. It is important to us that money not be a barrier to participation, and need-based scholarships are available, please apply here.

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"Toy Choir matches the sweet perfection of young voices with the joyous sounds of pop harmonies and infectious ukulele strumming. The original songs overflow with lyrics and images from the imaginations of the young songwriters"

our history

2022

 

2021

  • Weekly Saturday classes commence at the National Art School

  • two AKIN tours completed

    • ​2nd AKIN tour to GUNNEDAH

    • 2nd AKIN tour BROKEN HILL

    • worked with 268 girls across NSW.​​

  • TOY CHOIR moves to 107 Projects

  • Second E-Book Release 

  • 249 creative kids songwriting packs delivered across NSW.

  • Development of 2nd TOY CHOIR pack. 

  • Development of TOY CHOIR BOOK. 

2020

  • AKIN tour to GUNNEDAH completed. 

  • First Online Toy Choir Concert performed to over 460 online audience members. 

  • Toy Choir TV development begins. 

  • The Toy Choir Pack is launched, delivered across AUSTRALIA to enable accessible singing and songwriting resources from home. 

  • TOY CHOIR weekly classes move to the National Art School. 

 

2019

  • AKIN tour to 

  • The Toy Choir records their 2nd album.

  • The Toy Choir performs in their end of year concert. 

  • End of year performances in Nursing Homes and Flashmobs. 

  • Day of the Girl 2019

  • The Toy Choir celebrates International Day of the Girl by performing across Sydney and conducting corporate workshops. ​

2018

  • Launch of the first TOY CHOIR songwriting book, USB Album and Songwriting dice.

  • The Toy Choir performs in concert at the Bondi Pavilion. 

  • Performance in recognition of Honourable Justice Virginia Bell at the Women's Club. 

  • Toy Choir members work with Sydney Chamber Opera in 'The Howling Girls' 

  • Toy Choir members work with Angelica Mesiti in 'ASSEMBLY' for Venice Biennale d'Art. 

  • AKIN tours to BROKEN HILL.

  • The Toy Choir performs at the Better Business Awards. 

  • 2017

  • The Toy Choir performs "Let's Dance" at the 2017 Sydney Festival. 

  • Toy Choir moves from the Rex Centre to the Yellow Umbrella. 

  • 2017 AKIN tour to DENILIQUIN, and performances at the DENI UKE MUSTER.

2016 

  • TOY CHOIR opens the 2016 Sydney Mardi Gras with Paul Capsis. 

  • Toy Choir begins weekly workshops. 

  • Toy Choir conducts its first concert. 

  • Holiday workshops in collaboration with Starlight at the Sydney Children's Hospital. 

  • Performances at the TOY FESTIVAL.

  • First AKIN trip with Toy Choir girls to DENILIQUIN and Deni Uke Muster. 

 

2014

  • TOY CHOIR is founded by Danielle O'Keefe, flash mobbing and performing around Sydney. 

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