The choir was founded in 1987 to sing Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika at a civic reception in the Sydney Town Hall for Oliver Thambo, the President in exile of the banned African National Congress. The early history of the choir is described eloquently in a speech by Miguel Heatwole (Early History – 20th Anniversary Speech).

Chronological list of past gigs:

  • 2022-07-17 Sing Acknowledgement at MUA celebration of Cuba independence 69th anniversary
  • 2022-05-22 Inner West Council Festival in the Greenway near Cafe Bones
  • 2022-04-15 National Folk Festival in Canberra at Easter
  • 2022-02-26 Wollemi Common weekend
  • 2021-06-06 Concert for Change in Bundanoon
  • 2021-03-28 Palm Sunday rally (jointly with Sydney Trade Union Choir)

Number of performances in 2021 = 2

  • 2020-03-14 Women’s Fundraiser in Marrickville
  • 2020-03-13 Rodger’s party at Bondi
  • 2020-03-07 IWD at Anatolian Community Centre in Auburn
  • 2020-03-01 Denis Kevans book launch at Gaelic Club
  • 2020-02-21 Miguel 60th fundraiser at Gaelic Club (https://doodle.com/poll/r6pu76akddu8t9y5)
  • 2020-02-14 QVB Refugee Protest
  • 2020-02-01 Lou’s party in Clovelly
  • 2020-01-30 Alistair Hulett Ten Year Memorial at the Gaelic Club

Number of performances in 2020 = 8, down from our usual number since suspending activity from the 19th of March due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Number of performances in 2019 = 24

Number of performances in 2018 = 22

Number of performances in 2017 = 28

Number of performances in 2016 = 25

Number of performances in 2015 = 22

List of prior gigs starting in 1987

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