The OZY Youth Choir Honouring Defence Service is launching its second singing tour of the Western Front in December 2020.
After the success of their first singing Remembrance Tour (to mark the end of the Centenary of ANZAC in December 2018), the “Pour Devoir De Memoire 2020” Tour will see the choir take another group of young people to sing on the Western Front as part of our collective duty of remembrance for the next generation.
From the emotion of laying a wreath and singing at the Revival of the Eternal Flame at the Arc De Triumph, singing in the trenches and holding commemorative services at memorials on the battlefields each day, to the lighter side of singing Christmas Carols in the Bayeux Cathedral and exploring Paris Disneyland, this is a unique opportunity to honour and strengthen our French/Australian relationship and to continue to teach young people the importance of our shared memory.
During the launch, you will be able to meet some of the 2018 tour members who will share their stories, as well as hear the choir perform
and view some video highlights of OZY Choir's 2018 trip.
The OZY Youth Choir Honouring Defence Service brings music and history together to inspire and develop young leaders with a focus on commemoration, education and welfare. Bringing civilians, veterans and current serving defence families together through the arts, they are a national choir giving everyone a place to belong and shine.
Practicing mostly online, the choir comes together to perform for local, national and international events. The choir brings the spirit of the Aussie bush to the stage. While the choir takes commemoration seriously, its members like to have fun just like the Singin’ Soldiers of WWI.
They have sung at the opening of Invictus Games Sydney 2018, at NSW Government House and recently during their singing Remembrance Tour of the Western Front where they performed at the Arc de Triumph in Paris, the trenches of WWI and at the Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate.