December 2018 - Christmas Concert and roving carolers

Our Christmas Concert in 2018 was a marvelous collaboration with South West Philharmonic, performed in Bunbury and Mandurah.

Also in December we were invited by the City of Mandurah to participate in their roving carolers for Christmas in Mandurah.  It was wonderful experience as a group of choristers sang their way through the foreshore and restaurant district.

May 2018 - Mahler's Resurrection in Albany

In September 2018, Mandurah City Choral Society joined the Fremantle Symphony Orchestra, Albany Sinfonia, South West Philharmonic and singers from the local Albany community to perform Mahler’s Second Symphony, the Resurrection.

Utilising the massive orchestral forces of more than 100 musicians (both onstage and in an offstage orchestra), and a huge chorus of singers, the work explored the human condition, life, death, and the afterlife. It was one of Mahler’s most popular and successful works during his lifetime, and continues to be a favourite of musicians and audiences around the world.

This performance was the culmination of months of work and collaboration between singers and orchestras.  The performance was conducted on stage by Fremantle Symphony’s Artistic Director, and award-winning composer and conductor David Pye.  Chorus preparation by Eva-Marie Perissinotto and Neville Talbot and offstage orchestra conducted by Neville Talbot.

May 2018 - Come & Sing

On the 5th of May, Mandurah City Choral Society joined the many fabulous events of the Mandurah Stretch Festival to hold our annual Come & Sing workshop.  This year’s theme was Gilbert and Sullivan and we prepared and performed choruses from the Pirates of Penzance, The Gondoliers, The Mikado and Yeoman of the Guard.

There was lots of singing supported by ample amounts of tea, coffee and home made goodies.  Our busy day culminated in a splendid performance on the festival stage.

Thanks to everyone who attended, both guests and choir members, and especially to the delightful Eva-Marie Perisinotto (Music Director) and Christine Timoney (Accompanist).   Special thanks also to the team at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre and all the Stretch volunteers for such a great event.

April 2017 - Come & Sing

At the end of April 2017. Mandurah City Choral Society welcomed 32 guest singers plus choir members to our annual Come & Sing workshop event.  Held in Nellie Regan Hall and supported by the City of Mandurah as part of the Mandurah Stretch Festival, guests and choristers spent the day rehearsing and preparing a number of songs ready for a performance in the evening.

This theme for this year’s event was Come & Sing Modern Musicals and over the course of the day we polished pieces such as Circle of Life from The Lion King, Do you hear the people sing from Les Misérables, One from A Chorus Line and Thank you for the Music from Mamma Mia.

These songs and more were performed by a mass choir of over 60 singers to a small but enthusiastic audience in the evening, along with a special solo guitar performance from choir member Jo Wood.

Special thanks to Musical Director Christopher Ryland and Accompanist Christine Timoney.  It was a delightful day and we thank everyone who took part.

April 2017 - Guildford Celebration

In April 2017, Mandurah City Choral Society joined family and friends to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of  Diane and Roger.  A concert was held at Guildford Grammar School’s magnificent chapel followed by a sumptuous morning tea.  Music performed included contemporary songs Can you feel the love tonight? and What a wonderful world as well as great choral works such as He ,watching over Israel from Mendelssohn’s Elijah and the mighty Zadok the Priest by Handel as a finale.  A wonderful day and a glorious setting.  Thanks to Roger and Diane for including us in your special day.

May 2016 - 25th Anniversary Event

In May 2016, Mandurah City Choral Society celebrated it’s 25th anniversary with a free event at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.

The choir was joined by guests and friends including former musical directors and founding members.  After a performance by the choir of current repertoire, former WASO director Marilyn Phillips spoke of the joys of singing.

The afternoon concluded with the audience joining the choir in singing a selection of rounds and Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, followed by afternoon tea.

Photography by Ben Dennis