Since its inception in 1997, Perth Symphonic Chorus has been held in high esteem by Western Australian musicians and music lovers.

Founded by Dr Margaret Pride OAM, the Chorus has performed a diverse repertoire throughout Australia and on tours internationally, in collaboration with major orchestras and instrumental and vocal soloists.

Perth Symphonic Chorus is uniquely placed in the musical landscape. The Chorus is a champion of local talent, regularly employing emerging and established soloists for over 2 decades. Choir members are diverse in age and professional backgrounds. Our concerts vary in scale from chamber works to full orchestral pieces performed on the largest stages. Our members represent the very best of volunteerism, undertaking production and administrative roles on top of their places in the soprano, alto, tenor or bass sections. Most of all, the choristers are the custodians of the choir. Perth Symphonic Chorus is truly a product of the community it gives back to.

At the end of 2021, after 25 years of leadership which includes conducting over one hundred and twenty concerts, Margaret Pride stepped down from her position as Music Director, and in 2022 James Pratt was appointed as the new Music Director for Perth Symphonic Chorus. After weathering the storms of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chorus has emerged with renewed passion and enthusiasm for choral music and looks forward to a bright future performing beautiful music in front of a live audience – something we don’t take for granted.   




Perth Symphonic Chorus has appointed James Pratt as its new Music Director. James is a graduate of the Elder Conservatorium and Sydney Conservatorium and has performed as a singer and conductor throughout Australia and abroad. Read more here.






Perth Symphonic Chorus is always keen to hear from singers who love to perform challenging music.

If you are a tenor or bass and looking for a rewarding choral singing experience – we would particularly encourage you to join the choir!

New members are asked to attend a brief audition to check vocal range and music reading ability. Please contact us for further information.