The U3A Choir began in 2012, as a result of the research showing the health and social benefits of group singing. It meets in the Guild Room, in the basement of the Wesley Church, Cnr Hay and William Streets in Perth CBD. Entrance on the right hand side from William Street. It meets every Tuesday (except the first Tuesday in the month) from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm, with a refreshment break at around 11.30 am. There is no audition and visitors can attend two practices before deciding whether to join the Choir formally. There is an annual membership cost and a weekly practice fee.

Contact: Dinah on 0408 936 737

October Concert

In October the Choir made a return visit to Lake Gwelup Christian Church Centre, as part of a morning organised by the Friends of Gwelup and U3A.  Following a brief talk by a representative from U3A, the Choir’s program of songs received hearty applause from the audience of over 200 that filled the auditorium.  Many listeners happily joined in with the Choir, singing along to some familiar pieces.  The Choir’s Musical Director, Ms Gioi Papillon accompanied the choir on the piano and also sang several solo items, illustrating her broad vocal range.

After the concert everyone enjoyed a lavish morning tea kindly provided by the Friends of Gwelup, where Choir members had the opportunity to socialise with the audience.  All in all, it was a wonderful morning.

The Choir would like to acknowledge all the work carried out by U3A and the Gwelup Friends in organising and promoting this event, in particular co-ordinator Wendy Stanford and the sound engineer for their tireless efforts, but not forgetting the other volunteers who managed the mammoth catering and parking challenges so effortlessly.