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Seasons Greetings

After an active concert year, the choir finished on a high note at the Killara Music Club concert. The venue - the wonderful Ravenswood School Auditorium - is an excellent location to bring out the best in choral music, and the choir performed a wide-ranging repertoire including "Rhythm of Life" by Dorothy Fields/Cy Coleman from Sweet Charity, "I Write the Songs" by Bruce Johnstone, made famous by Barry Manilow, and "Do You Hear the People Sing" from Les Miserables, by A. Boublil.

The Choir's Musical Director, Dr. Paul Whiting, is well-known for his interesting introductions to the choir's songs, often highlighting little known facts about the music. One of his tidbits this time was the fact that although Les Miserables is one of the longest-running musicals, the title of world's Longest-running musical actually goes to "The Fantasticks" which closed in 2015 after 55 years and 20,672 performances.

Anita Kyle joined us as our soprano soloist and again demonstrated her superb voice control and range with a number of opera favourites. Naomi Giselle, one of our other regular soloists, was unfortunately unable to perform due to illness.

It is also with great sadness that we farewell the choir's long-standing accompanist, Grace Edwards-Barnetson, after 16 years. During this time, Grace has accompanied not only the choir during all our rehearsals and performances, but also our soloists, who were very grateful to find such an accomplished musician to accompany them. We wish Grace all the best in her retirement.

Pictures from our Hornsby concert

You will see in our image carousel above some wonderful pictures from our Hornsby RSL concert in October. These were taken by Talila Davis, and we are very grateful for her assistance. You can see more imamges from the concert on our Facebook page, and Talia Davis can be contacted here.



The choir is taking a break over the Christmas and New Year period, and will return to rehearsals on 29th January 2019.

Wishing you all a safe and merry Christmas and New Year.

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Ku-Ring-Gai Male Choir: Live In Concert

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



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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