PERTH SYMPHONIC CHORUS
A WESTERN AUSTRALIA CHOIR OF SKILLED AMATEURS SEEKING EXCELLENCE
Led by internationally-acclaimed conductor, Dr Margaret Pride, the Chorus comprises close to 100 disciplined, enthusiastic and passionate individuals who are skilled in performing the works of some of the best choral composers throughout the ages.
OUR CHORAL DIRECTOR
Perth Symphonic Chorus Director, Dr Margaret Pride OAM, studied choral music and conducting for five years in the United States, gaining her performance doctorate under Rodney Eichenberger at the prestigious University of Southern California. She is past national and state president of the Australian National Choral Association and was chief inaugurator of the National Youth Choir of Australia. Margaret also established Australia’s first performing Master’s Degree in choral music at the University of Western Australia.
Each year, Margaret conducts over a dozen full choral concerts including several oratorios and cantatas, traditional unaccompanied sacred music and more specialised vocal chamber music. With the Collegium Symphonic Chorus, she has performed in a number of overseas cities including a tour in Canada in 2012.
In 2000, Margaret was awarded a Centenary Medal in recognition of her services to choral music in Western Australia and in 2014 was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for Services to the Arts, in particular choral music.
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Perth Concert Hall
SING WITH US
Our choral year begins in February however please feel free to contact us regarding joining the choir at any time.
If you are interested in joining us, please contact Margaret Pride at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0416 120 662.
If you decide you would like to join us, we will give you the music for an audition piece and a few weeks to learn it. The audition itself is a private, non-threatening affair with Margaret Pride. You sing the piece that you have been working on for the past few weeks. Margaret might ask you to sing a scale or two, perhaps clap some simple rhythms and that’s about it! You don’t have to sight sing, but it helps if you understand the music on the page.
We practise each Thursday evening from 7:30pm to 10:00pm at All Saints Floreat Uniting Church, 48-50 Berkeley Cres, Floreat, WA. There is ample street parking around the site.