WELCOME TO THE U3A CHOIR PAGE
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.
Please note that the Choir is now at capacity and is not accepting new members at this time.
IMPACT OF THE CORONA VIRUS
The Choir’s practices were halted in mid-March, due to the corona virus. After the initial shock, the choir moved to trial Zoom as a substitute for choristers with the required level of technology. This allowed the social side of the Choir to continue – more or less – and roughly half the Choir membership met and practised using Zoom during the two months of restrictions.
In June there was a trial “actual” practice (limited to 20 people in total) at another, larger venue that allowed social distancing. We have continued to meet at this new venue with as many choristers as can travel there.
The Choir is planning to continue practices at this new venue until the social distancing requirements are lifted and the Choir can return to its usual venue in the CBD. The Choir Committee wishes to thank the Baptist Church in Yokine for offering its premises as a practice venue at this time.
We welcome Richard Braham as our new Musical Director and look forward to enjoying singing again with our friends and Choristers from last year and doing some more performances at Aged Care Homes throughout the metro area in 2021.
End of Year Lunch 2019
After a busy, interesting and eventful year with several performances and the resignation of our Musical Director after four and a half years, we decided to try The Crown for our end of year lunch. This was a great success enjoyed by one and all with a great selection of buffet food at a very reasonable price.
We have now commenced our practices for 2020 and many thanks go to the committee members (for finding and interviewing prospective candidates for the position of Musical Director).