Armidale choral society
A friendly community choir that welcomes new members with or without experience
Join the Choir
Joining a community choir can be a great way to meet new people and make friends while doing something you love. Based in Armidale, NSW, we are a thriving and enthusiastic group, regularly performing a wide repertoire of classical and contemporary pieces.
The choir is open to everyone who loves to sing and wants to be part of a supportive and friendly group. We welcome singers of all levels and backgrounds, from beginners to experienced performers.
Our choir meets regularly for rehearsals and performances throughout the year. We sing a variety of music styles, from classical to contemporary, and perform at local events and venues.
Whether you’re looking to improve your singing skills or just want to have fun singing with others, our community choir is the perfect place for you.
Singing with others is also a great way to make new friends and feel more connected to your community. Join us today and discover the joy of singing in a supportive and welcoming environment!
We have an exciting program in the works for our Christmas Concert 2023. Traditional and contemporary works on a Christmas theme are in the program, with Inge Southcott conducting, accompanied by Sheila Guymer.
About the Armidale Choral Society
The Armidale Choral Society, founded in 1971, originated from the University Choral Society formed in the late 1950s. Initially holding rehearsals in Booloominbah and later in the new Union building, the choir embraced university staff, students, and local residents. In the 1960s, Neville Meale took over leadership and moved the rehearsals to the Teachers’ College’s music room due to changes in the university’s music department policy.
Known for performing large choral works, the choir gained popularity with performances like Handel’s Messiah and Beethoven’s Mass in C. Following Meale’s retirement in 1981, the choir began working with various guest conductors and accompanists. The Choral Society has maintained a strong partnership with the Armidale Symphony Orchestra, performing a major choral work together annually.