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the house ENSEMBLE

a choral ensemble of young women aged 14-30

The House Ensemble of young women aged 14-30 rehearse regularly to develop vocal and physical performance skills. The vocal training, developed by House AD Danielle O'Keefe, appreciates and develops each singers' natural timbre thereby avoiding the trap of trying to sound like someone else.

The Ensemble work with Danielle O'Keefe to create incredible choral works of immersive theatre. The young women in the Ensemble are involved devising many of these works, and as such the work reflects the young participants interests and lived experience.


The Ensemble has toured internationally and worked with major artists and companies including the Sydney Chamber Orchestra, Felicity Wilcox, Rose Riebl, and Angelica Mesiti.

In addition to major works The Ensemble regularly perform at events at the State Library of NSW, Sydney Opera House, and Christmas Carol events around the city of Sydney.

Auditions for The House Ensemble are open once a year.


Current ensemble members

Scarlett Gibson-Williams, Soren Goulding, Leila Harris, Kittu Hoyne, Amelie James-Power, Deborah Kam, Bedelia Lowrencev, Sylvie Maree, Freya Moore, Jayden Selvakumaraswamy, Tallulah Simpson

past ensemble members

Madison Ayton, Elektra Blinder, Grace Campbell, Kiri Jenssen, Clara Lee, Emily Pincock, Harper Pollard, Mikaela Rundle, and Iris Simpson.


Danielle O'Keefe

tender Young Creatures

2016 District 01 Gallery

2017 Carriageworks

2018 Bondi Youth Week Festival

2018 Blake Prize, CPAC

2018 Parramatta Laneways Festival

2020 Tours planned and cancelled due to Covid 19

the howling girls

with Sydney Chamber Orchestra

2018 Carriageworks

2019 Tokyo Festival


with Angelica Mesiti

2019 Venice Bienale (video work)


composed by Sally Whitwell

2021 Pitt St Uniting Church


2021 National Art School, Sydney

2022 State Library of NSW


composed by Rose Riebl

soloists from The Ensemble

2023 The Joan, Penrith

2023 Phoenix Artspace

SALT 360

filmed over 2020-2022

released 2024

100 Women 100 stories

soloists from The Ensemble

2023 Sydney Town Hall


Development of a new work by Felicity Wilcox. Since 2022

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The House Ensemble is assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.


The House Ensemble is supported by the NSW Government through CreateNSW.

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