Boy soprano competition

Perth Symphony Orchestra is searching for a star, looking for the next Aled Jones. One Perth boy will be given the opportunity to perform “Walking in the Air”, a song made famous by the great Aled Jones, in Perth Symphony’s Christmas Celebration performance of ‘The Snowman’.

A boy – with the voice of angel – will be given a remarkable chance to perform with Perth Symphony Orchestra, live on stage, as part of the orchestra’s major Christmas production.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for any boy whose voice hasn’t yet changed and who enjoys singing to sing with an orchestra and bring Christmas joy to families of Perth…

…from across Perth and beyond, we know the talent is out there and we’re making it our mission to find it!


Send us a 30+ second video of the entrant singing any song. We would love to hear ‘Walking in the Air’ but this is not compulsory.

Post the video to ‘The Snowman’ event page on Facebook. If you are unable to post to Facebook, please email your audition to ">Bronwyn

Please include the boy’s name, age, school and suburb

Entries close 5pm Wednesday November 6, 2019.


Top 10 boys are contacted (via their method of entry) and we will request a contact phone number and email. Every finalist’s parent/guardian will be called to talk through what is required.

All finalists will be sent ‘Walking in the Air’ sheet music to learn and a link to a backing track. You can access this in the mean time: Sheet Music | Backing Track

Top 10 boys are invited to join a vocal workshop with Perry Joyce (Perth Choral Institute, Quire, WA Opera, WA Young Voices) at Scotch College on Saturday 16th November from 2pm* onwards. Only boys available to make this time will be invited to participate.

Final live auditions will immediately follow the vocal workshop from 3pm* to a panel of industry judges (including Hugh Lydon, Katie How, Jessica Gethin and a representative from Perth Symphony Orchestra).

*Times are subject to change
Please ensure you see the FAQs and read the Terms and Conditions below before applying.

Boys entering must have parent consent and permission prior to posting an entry or emailing us
Boys chosen to be in the top 10 must be available on Saturday 16th November for the auditions between 2pm and 5pm.
The winning boy must be available for a rehearsal and dress rehearsal between 12.45pm and 4.45pm on Saturday 21 December. Final times will be confirmed.
The winning boy must be available for the concert date – Sunday 22nd December, between 1pm and 5pm (exact times will be confirmed).
Boys participating in the audition and concert agree to be photographed and recorded by Perth Symphony for publicity purposes.

Q: What if I don’t have the music to “Walking in the Air”?
A: The top 10 boys chosen from the video entrants will be sent the music once they confirm their place in the top 10. You can access the sheet music and practice backing track here.

Q: Do I have to sing “Walking in the Air”?
A: For your video entry, you can sing whatever song you like, but we would love to hear “Walking in the Air” if you can! In the concert, you will need to sing “Walking in the Air”.. otherwise you won’t match the orchestra!

Q: That sounds like a lot of rehearsal! What if I can’t make one of the times?
A: We aim to give magical and memorable performances to the best of our ability – that takes practice! The boy will not be needed for the full rehearsal time listed, but will be expected to make part of the rehearsal call times. Exact timings will be confirmed at a later date – and we will try our best to work out a time that suits everyone.

Q: Where will the rehearsals be held?
A: Auditions, rehearsals and the concert will be held at Scotch College – 76 Shenton Rd, Swanbourne.

Q: What is the prize?
A: The top 10 boys will receive 2 free tickets (1 adult, 1 child) to see the concert.
The boy chosen to perform will win a family pass (2 adult + 2 child tickets) to the concert so that his parents and siblings can watch him in this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Q: Will the performance be recorded?
A: The concert will be recorded. We will have a photographer during the concert and take audio and video footage during the workshop, rehearsals and concert. Boys participating agree to give Perth Symphony permission to take photos, recordings and videos for promotional use.