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Happy 36th Birthday to the Australian Girls Choir

Happy 36th Birthday to the Australian Girls Choir
March 6, 2020 AGC

Happy 36th Birthday to the Australian Girls Choir

On March 7, the day before International Women’s Day, the Australian Girls Choir celebrates its 36th birthday!

From humble beginnings and the belief that girls could sing just as well as boys , the AGC has grown into an internationally recognised, cultural icon.

36 years since the very first rehearsal in Burwood, the choir continues to go from strength to strength. Now in 30 locations across Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, today we are proud to have over 6500 girls learning to sing, dance and perform in our weekly classes.

We want to say a sincere thank you to all of our choristers, AGC parents, Alumni network, tutors, office staff and everyone in the extended AGC and ASPA family for your continued support and belief in inspiring and uplifting young girls through the power of the performing arts.

Enjoy reading some Then & Now facts and photographs below.

Then

1 rehearsal venue

4 classes

150 girls (aged 8-10 years)

1 Tutor (Judith Curphey)

2 office staff (Judith Curphey and her mother Jean Oliver)

1st international tour to Canada in 1989

Now

30 venues across 6 cities

247 weekly classes

6,503 girls (aged 5-18 years)

133 tutors

57 office staff

43 national and international tours to destinations all over the world

Then

AGC original logo from 1984

Now

Our beautiful logo redesign from 2017

Then

Australian Girls Choir, Melboune 1984

Now

AGC Annual Concert, 2019

Then

Judith Curphey in the original Australian Girls Choir office in Kew, 1988

Now

Judith with CEO Nicole Muir and ASPA Company Directors Vicki King, Libby Franke, Jasmine Cruickshank and Kylie Lee-Archer, 2019

Then

Promotional photo for AGC's first international tour to Canada, 1989

Now

The Australian Girls Choir at the Arc de Triomphe on the International Tour, 2019

AGC’s legacy

You can learn more about the AGC’s incredible contribution to the performing arts in Australia in last year’s Latest News item ‘Australian Girls Choir founder Judith Curphey OAM celebrates her 90th birthday’. We Judith to reflect on her passion for empowering young people through music and her hopes for the future of the organisation.