The current Covid outbreak and associated lockdown of Greater Sydney has forced us to cancel the choir festival once again.

With the lockdown almost certain to be extended, the inevitable tail of restrictions on people movement and gatherings is highly likely to make our festival unviable. Equally importantly, we value your health and safety too much to risk bringing so many people together in our small town with delta variant on the loose and so few of us fully vaccinated.

We’re very sorry to deliver this most disappointing news! Stay safe until the next choir festival, which will now be on:
26 – 28 August 2022


Blackheath Choir Festival has been warming the tail end of winter in the Blue Mountains since 2007. It’s not a competition, it’s all about the music and it’s free for choirs to sing.

Bring your choir to Blackheath Choir Festival and expect a warm welcome, a well-organised program awaiting your contribution and opportunities to listen to, be inspired by and meet up with many other choristers from the Blue Mountains, Sydney and beyond.

Come to Blackheath Choir Festival as an audience member and expect modestly priced concert tickets and inspired performances representing a huge variety in musical styles.

Special features include:

Festival Choir – an all-Australian varied program directed by Sarah Penicka-Smith.

SHiNDiG – free and expertly directed by Ben Marshall. A free singalong and jam session open to audience members and singers alike. BYO instrument, or just come and sing or listen.

Bulgamada – the massed choir from this exceptional project 2 years ago reform and revisit music composed by a range of First Nations songwriters. Guest soloist Jacinta Tobin.

A drop-in centre – the RSL Hall on the corner immediately across the railway line is available as a meeting place and hanging-out area for choristers. Opening hours to be advised.