Honours and Awards

Australian Choral Grand Prix winners 20162016

30 singers from Endeavour Harmony competed in the Sydney Eisteddfod.  We came in runner up in the heats, and as a result were invited to compete in the John Lamble Australian Choral Championships in Sydney in June.  Against a strong field of 10 other competitors, we were thrilled to win first place!  Two months later, we received an invitation to compete in the Australian Choral Grand Prix in Sydney, on 21st August.  Eight finalist choirs were invited from around NSW. Once again - we came in 1st place 'Jury vote' (judges vote) which was extremely exciting for us!

2015

In October 2015, 68 members of Endeavour Harmony Chorus travelled to Las Vegas to compete in the International Sweet Adelines Competition.  This was our 4th time on the "big" stage. We achieved 10th place, the first time an Australian Chorus has made it into the Top 10!  Our score was also quite a bit higher than in Hawaii when we last competed at International.  This adventure was definately one of our highlights so far.

2014

Endeavour Harmony competed in Sydney May 2014 for the Regional Championship and came home with gold and a regional record score of 662 points!  81 singers were on stage. We are thrilled to be representing Australia in Las Vegas, October 2015.

2013

In November 2013, 85 chorus members travelled to Honolulu, Hawaii to compete in the International Sweet Adelines Competition, representing Australia on stage.  We were thrilled to be placed 13th in the world.  Two places higher than our last time and with a higher score than in Seattle (2010) as well!

In July 2013, EHC entered the inaugural Vocal Australia Video competition for acappella choirs.

We are very proud to have won the following awards in this competition:

  • 1st Place,  Community Category
  • 1st Place, People's Choice Award
  • 1st Place, Best barbershop song (At Last)

2012

Endeavour Harmony competed once again at the Regional (National) Sweet Adeline Competition held in Canberra.  The chorus came in 1st place with a score of 638 points. 90 singers were on stage.

2010

In October 2010, the Endeavour Harmony Chorus represented Australian in the International Sweet Adelines Competition, held in Seattle, Washington.  The chorus achieved an overall placing of 15th world wide with the highest score ever achieved by an Australian chorus in this international contest.

2009

Ann Gooch award presented to the Musical Director of Endeavour Harmony Chorus, Lea Baker in October 2009 by the International Board of Directors of Sweet Adelines International.

The Australian National Eisteddfod - August 2009, Canberra:

2nd place - Open Contempory Choral

3rd place - Open Popular Music

3rd place - Australian Open Choir Championships

Region 34 (Australia) Sweet Adelines competition - May 2009, Hobart

1st Place Chorus (72 on stage) - score of 652.
This is the highest score ever achieved in Australia and puts the chorus into the "Excellent" category of A-.

2008
City of Sydney Eisteddfod
1st Place Open Show Choir
Finalist - Open Choral section

2007
McDonald's Performing Arts Challenge
1st place in the John Lamble Australasian Championship for Community Choirs held at Sydney Town Hall.

Sweet Adelines International Competition, Calgary Canada
Representing Australia internationally, we gained the highest score on debut for an Australian chorus appearing at international.

2006
Finalist, ABC Classic FM Choir of The Year - August 2006

Region 34 (Australia) Sweet Adelines Competition, May 2006, Brisbane
1st place chorus (64 on stage). Score of 613.

2005
McDonald's Performing Arts Challenge
1st place in the John Lamble Australasian Championship for Community Choirs.

Sutherland Shire Council
The chorus was a finalist for 'Community Group of the Year'.

2004

Region 34 (Australia) Sweet Adelines Competition, June 2004, Adelaide
2nd Place in AA Mid Sized Chorus Division (40 - 65 singers on stage)
3rd Place Overall

McDonald's Performing Arts Challenge
1st place in the "Show Choir" section
2nd place in the "Open Community Choir" section

2003

McDonald's Performing Arts Challenge
"Highly Commended" in the Open Choral section.

2002

McDonald's Performing Arts Challenge
Endeavour Harmony Chorus takes 1st place in the Barbershop Chorus section
and 3rd place Australian Choral Work section. Finalists in the GIO Awards Open Chorus section June 2002.

Region 34 (Australia) Sweet Adelines Competition, June 2002, Wollongong
2nd place in the AA chorus competition (40 - 65 singers on stage)
3rd place overall

2001

McDonald's Performing Arts Challenge, August 2001
We achieved 1st in the Barbershop/Sweet Adelines Chorus Award, 2nd in the Open Choral Award and 2nd in the Australian Choral Award

2000

In Perth 2000 Australian national competition in Perth, achieved the following awards:

Most improved chorus (152 points) 1st place Division A (39 singers or less on stage) chorus award. Our high score ranked us the 7th highest scoring Division A Sweet Adelines chorus in the world.

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Endeavour Harmony Chorus
PO Box 747
Jannali, Sydney, NSW 2226.

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