Leichhardt Espresso Chorus

Leichhardt, NSW

The LEICHHARDT ESPRESSO CHORUS is a non-auditioned choir of 80 from Sydney 's inner west. We rehearse on Wednesday nights during school term from 7pm to 9pm in Leichhardt. If you crave local fame, camaraderie and great music in your life, then join us; we'd LOVE to have you! Especially tenors! The choir has strong bass and female sections but we always need a few more tenors to maintain the balance! As the inaugural winner of the national music in communities' award, state runner up in the ABC Classic FM choir of the year competition and choir in residence for the Australian music festival Moorambilla, we are redefining the capacity of community choirs. We foster new Australian choral music by commissioning local composers and we promote the value of choral music (especially to remote communities and children) through an extensive performance and touring schedule, including workshops and joint projects. Each year we run concerts, with orchestra, featuring major works from the traditional choral repertoire (recently Bernstein, Bach, Handel, Orff and Mozart), as well as championing "new works" concerts in leading venues. These "new works" concerts have recently featured Walker, Gordon, Leek, Whitwell, Byrne, Jarman, Schultz and others. We have created "Carols on Norton" (a free outdoor event for the choir with full orchestra, children's choir and lantern parade that is now in its 7th year) as a vehicle for community celebration at Christmas. With great concerts planned regularly, now is always a good time to join. In order to prepare properly for our next concert, you should aim to join in the first or second week of a new school term. To find out more ring Artistic Director, Michelle Leonard on 0412 333 579 or email music@espressochorus.com.au. Reading music is an advantage, but not a necessity as long as you are keen to learn.
Club: Leichhardt Espresso Chorus
General public contact: Mike Dunkley

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