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Our last performance for 2017 and our Christmas Impromptu concert

The Choir's last performance of the year was at the picturesque Lindfield Gardens in East Lindfield. We always enjoy performing here as we are in fine voice after our previous performances and we are always well looked after at the venue. This year we performed the concert without our music books, which allows us to concentrate more fully on the conductor (something which Paul is always encouraging us to do more!)

Anita Kyle was our guest soloist. It is always a pleasure to hear her sing as she inspires us to try to improve our performances. Tony Biviano from the Choir also sang a number of solo pieces. We would also like to highlight the performance of our accompanist, Grace Edwards-Barnetson, particularly in the accompaniments for Anita. Grace works tirelessly all evening without a break, unlike the Choir who gets to sit down while the soloists perform!

The Choir also held its "Impromptu" Christmas concert on December 5th. This event was an initiative of one of our past presidents last Christmas, and the Choir enjoyed it so much that we decided to repeat it this year. For this concert, choir members can perform an item of their choosing; it's a chance to hear some of other talents that our members possess. This year we had a trio of two trumpets and a piano performing some jazz and a medley of Christmas carols, an accordionist, a barbershop quartet and several soloists. We then finished the evening with a supper and a chance to chat to the choir members and their partners.

With that, the Choir's year draws to a close. We will now enjoy a Christmas break and will return early February 2018.


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Ku-Ring-Gai Male Choir: Live In Concert

Enjoy some of our favourite songs, recorded live at our concerts in 2015.



About Us

The successful Ku-Ring-Gai Male Choir is one of the oldest performing male voice choirs in Australia.

Founded by ex-servicemen following the Second World War, the choir has been in harmony since 1946 and today has over 45 performing members.

The choir is currently under the musical direction of Dr Paul Whiting and accompanied by acclaimed pianist Grace Edwards-Barnetson.

The choir would like to acknowledge the generous support of Ku-ring-gai Council.


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Our Philosophy

The members of Ku-Ring-Gai Male Choir are brought together with the common desire of making music, coupled with social interaction.

We are a non-audition choir and new members are always welcome; we do not ask that you sing like a professional, and the ability to read music is not required.

All that is required is a love of music and the commitment to attend the majority of rehearsals.


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Concerts

The Ku-Ring-Gai Male choir has a full annual concert schedule held at retirement villages around the North Shore, with a number of special concerts that are held in larger venues and that attract hundreds of spectators.


All retirement village concerts are conducted in aid of our supported charities, further details of which can be found here. The choir is always interested in talking to prospective venues; if you would like to talk to us about the choir performing at your venue please email us.


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