Voces Caelestium

Community Arts & Cultural Development

Voces Caelestium 6th Charity Concert

Concert of choral and orchestral music featuring operatic soloists Yonghoon Lee, Simon Kim, and Hyeseoung Kwon alongside the Voces Caelestium Choir and Orchestra. All concert proceeds donated to MSF (Doctors Without Borders).

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Voces Caelestium has been running annual charity concerts since 2014. Each year we bring together on average 80 singers and orchestral musicians – from music students to professional musicians – to perform an uplifting concert of orchestral and choral music, centred around one major choral work.

For our 6th annual charity concert on the 26th of February 2019, we have specially invited world-renowned Tenor Yonghoon Lee and Australia’s celebrated soloists Hyeseoung Kwon and Simon Kim to perform with us in an ‘Opera Gala’ first half. The second half will contain Anton Bruckner’s momentous choral work ‘Te Deum’.
We hope to present music lovers and newcomers to classical music alike with an inspiring night of varied classical music for a good cause.

We strongly believe that music can bring people together and make a difference. That is why each year, we bring together young, talented musicians with internationally renowned artists to put on a concert that brings the community together in support of a good cause. We provide a major performance opportunity for musicians in Sydney, and aim to contribute to the evolving Australian music scene by featuring works by emerging local composers. Voces Caelestium donates 100% of our proceeds to a chosen charity each year. As a not-for-profit organisation, sponsorship is our only source of income, and this is why we ask you to support us to make another phenomenal concert.

This is our first time crowdfunding; expiring eligibility for student prices at our Sydney Conservatorium venue means our venue hire costs have increased, and we are aiming for bigger venues to reach more people and make a bigger impact. We are determined to make our concert a success and we are grateful for your kind donations.

The funds raised by this campaign will enable us to cover the costs associated with running the concert. This way, we are able to donate 100% of the funds raised through ticket sales to our charity for this year, MSF Australia (Doctors Without Borders). The money we raise here will cover the costs of venue and music hire and administration. The remaining costs will be covered by our long-standing sponsors.

Thus, audience members can know that everything they contribute through ticket sales and donations on the night will go towards the work of doctors providing humanitarian assistance. Doctors without Borders is the leading global organisation providing medical aid to communities during crises such as war and famine. In 1999, the organisation was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its humanitarian work.

More information about us can be found at our website: vocescaelestium.org
More information about Doctors without Borders can be found here: msf.org.au

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Voces Caelestium is a not-for-profit choir and orchestra led by conductor TaeSoo Kim.

Our concerts bring together young, enthusiastic music students and musicians to perform alongside great professionals in the field. We aim for a varied repertoire of orchestral, choral and chamber music. Our concerts end with a major work for choir and orchestra, which have included Mozart’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Psalms 42 and 98, and Schubert’s Magnificat, and include premieres of new compositions.
We have featured emerging and established soloists in concertos and vocal soloist roles.

Our concerts are underpinned by our commitment to charity: 100% of the funds raised at our annual concerts are donated to a chosen charity.

Founded in 2012, we have performed five annual concerts from 2014 to 2018. Over that time we have raised over $30,000 for Compassion Australia, Oxfam Australia, International Justice Mission Australia and Doctors Without Borders.

We started out performing in church venues in Sydney City. Our most recent concert in March 2018 sold out the Sydney Conservatorium’s Verbrugghen Hall.

As we donate all our funds, our concerts rely completely on sponsorship. We hope you can help us to continue our mission.


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