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Bursting with happiness the Toy Choir brings the sweet perfection of young voices with the joyous sounds of sugar pop harmonies and infectious ukulele strumming. Overflowing with lyrics and images inspired by the Australian landscape, the Toy Choir is uniquely hearing the ideas and impressions of girls and young women in Australia today.

Founded and directed by Danielle O’Keefe, Toy Choir is an independent youth ensemble dedicated to excellence in choral ensemble work and the development of young artists in singing, songwriting and performance.

 

The Toy Choir is going from strength to strength, having played at Sydney Festival, worked with Sydney Chamber Opera, opened Mardi Gras with Paul Capsis, facilitated workshops in regional NSW for budding songwriters of all ages, flash mobbed all over Sydney, AND released their own TOY CHOIR USB of original music, the TOY CHOIR really is ready for anything.

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our programs

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TOY CHOIR - Spreading Joy 2022

GUNNEDAH

SYDNEY

A cross-age ensemble of girls aged 10-16.

Learn to write your own music with the use of a ukulele. 

With current covid restrictions we are taking expressions of interests for 

 

 

 

 

 

Order your New member Ukulele Pack NOW

$100 

(includes a ukulele and online classes)

 

 

We accept Creative Kids Vouchers as part payment.

Ask about a free trial.

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TOY CHOIR Holiday Workshops 

An opportunity for girls aged 10-16 to sing, write songs and perform.

The House regularly engages in holiday workshops, aligning with the school break. Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities.

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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