Each year over the last weekend of August, the small New South Wales Blue Mountains village of Blackheath hosts Australia’s biggest choir festival. Appearing in August 2016 were no less than 56 choirs performing all manner of music from classical and folk through pop, world, jazz, cabaret to gospel. Two outstanding choirs to perform on the final day were the Andalus/Arabic choir and Sydney’s Jewish Choral Society.
Blackheath and nearby towns of Katoomba and Medlow Bath had plenty of accommodation for the thousands of visitors who came by road and rail from Sydney (115 kms). Most took advantage to also visit the surroundings of the spectacular Blue Mountains, a listed World Heritage site.