Choir Day

Spooky Men’s Chorale

MEN, SINGING SONGS. SOME OF THEM ARE FUNNY.

The Spooky Men’s Chorale is a vast, rumbling, steam powered and black clad behemoth, seemingly accidentally capable of rendering audiences moist eyed with mute appreciation or haplessly gurgling with merriment. Based on the twin pillars of grand foolishness and the quest for the perfect subwoofer-rattling boofchord, the Spooky Men seek to commentate on the absurdity and grandeur of the modern male armed only with their voices, a sly collection of hats and facial hair, and a twinkle in the eye.

CATEGORY: Music, Choir and Comedy

CLASSIFICATION: M

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir is a non-auditioned choir which welcomes members regardless of their sexual identity or musical experience. The choir is open to all – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, intersex, queer and our straight allies. What unites us is a love of singing together and striving for performance excellence. A powerful symbol of diversity, inclusion and harmony, the choir has maintained a vital and visible presence in the history of Sydney’s LGBTQI community.

CATEGORY: Music and Choir

CLASSIFICATION: PG

The Heathens Choir

What do you call someone who sings and lives in Blackheath? A ‘Heathen of course! We are an inclusive and welcoming choir to all comers, with singers from Hazelbrook to Lithgow. If you love music but think you can’t sing, we don’t believe you. Our aim is to get the best possible musical result out of enjoyable rehearsals, being firm believers that the journey must be at least as much fun as the outcome. Current musical choices range from Eric Bogle and Eliza Gilkyson to the Flying Pickets, via Paul Simon and James Taylor.

The Heathens Choir is a valued community institution in the upper Blue Mountains. The role of a community choir is a many-layered thing, where singing is the glue that holds together something altogether more profound. Our music brings joy to other people, whether it be at Mt Victoria Great Train Weekend, Leura Gardens Festival, singing with the Sydney Street Choir or in concert with the Spooky Men’s Chorale.

One of the choir’s older members said this: “I adore the sound of human voices of all ages singing. I never thought I could sing but through the positive reinforcement and encouragement, I am beginning to find that I can sing. And it gives me tremendous joy”.

CATEGORY: Music and Choir

CLASSIFICATION: PG