The Australian Voice Collective is a new kind of singing and performance ensemble for young people aged 12 to 20. We are breaking the mould of "children's choir" and creating something as fun to be a part of as it is to watch.
The brainchild of Rachel Campbell and Paul Bissett, AVC is about giving young performers agency, giving them a voice in choosing what to sing and setting the goals of the group.
As a collective we believe our performers share the responsibility, they should also share in the rewards.
We also believe our music has the power to do good in the world, as well as bringing entertainment to our audiences. So 10% of all profits are gifted to charity.
Through this model, AVC brings together the best and brightest young singers from Canberra and the surrounding region. Under the musical direction of Rachel Campbell, our singers are taught to be literate, thinking, feeling musicians and are given the opportunity to perform across Canberra, interstate and internationally.
AVC is deliberately small and select. The atmosphere is collaborative, joyful and disciplined.
It's our mission to celebrate the power of music for personal growth and social change.