WELCOME TO THE U3A PERTH CHOIR

The U3A Choir began in 2012, after a very interesting free U3A Lecture on the results of research showing the health and social benefits of group singing. Over the years we have confirmed these benefits having made many friends ourselves within the Choir as well as seeing the benefits of providing free concerts, especially within the Aged Care Community, and the enjoyment it gives them.

Practices start on Tuesday 18th January 2022 and finish Tuesday 29th November 2022

The Choir meets every Tuesday at the Auditorium Yokine Baptist Church 50 Frape Ave, Yokine. The venue is open at 9:30am with practice starting at 10am with a 15min refreshment break at 11:15am and practice concludes at 12pm.

To join the Choir you must first become a member of U3A Perth and a weekly practice fee (which includes morning tea) is then required for each practice attended. The venue has free underground parking and public transport is located close by.

There is no audition or requirement to be able to read music and we encourage anyone interested to visit us and join in a couple of practices first.

If you would like more information or would like to visit please contact Dinah 0408 936 737,  jackanddinah@optusnet.com.au

We are pleased to welcome back our Musical Director Richard Braham, looking forward to singing again with our friends and also welcoming visitors and possible new Choristers, if planning to visit us please contact us first.

After an unusual year with a few months learning and trying out practicing via Zoom which (kept us in touch, but not necessarily in tune), restrictions eased up somewhat and we found a new larger venue which enabled us to practice with safe “social distancing”. Our end of year lunch revisited the Crown and was again enjoyed by everyone.

The year 2021 started off again with a couple of lockdowns and mask wearing, which of course is not much good for singing practice.  However, a joint practice with Swan Harmony Singers in the middle of the year was very enjoyable.

Our new larger venue has proven very effective with or without social distancing and we even managed to do one performance in November at the Darlington Arts Festival.

 

The little exposure we had this year still brought quite a few people who were eager to join our Choir, which some did, but due to space limitations we were unable to take any more.  Once again some Choristers will discontinue for various reasons and we may be able to welcome a few new members this year.

Under normal circumstances part of our ethos is to present several free concerts at Community events and Aged Care homes, unfortunately most of last year this was still not possible however we are hoping that in 2022 we may be able to perform again.

Despite Covid we have under the excellent direction of Richard improved our skills and hopefully this year we will be undertaking a few more performances.

U3A Perth Choir at the Darlington Arts Festival

The Choir at the 2021 AGM