Maroondah Singers is a long-established choir based in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. It is a mixed voice community choir dedicated to the enjoyment of choral music for both singers and listeners. We have a wide-ranging repertoire, including songs from the shows, ballads old and new; classical and modern; secular and sacred; from composers ranging from Handel & Verdi to Rodgers and Hammerstein to Elton John and Billy Joel. Maroondah Singers welcomes new members. You don’t need experience, just an interest and the ability to hit the right note. Members share the joy of making music together and giving enjoyment to our audiences. The choir performs in a number of fund raising concerts each year. Visitors are always welcome at our rehearsals on Monday evenings in Mitcham where you can join the choir or simply just watch and listen.
James is a young & highly talented Bass-Baritone from Essendon, Melbourne. He is currently studying music and voice at The University of Melbourne. At only nineteen years old, James has appeared in many professional productions including Victorian Opera’s Noye’s Fludde, The Snow Queen, The Happy Prince, The Little Sweep, Turn of the Screw and The Magic Pudding. James has also appeared in Opera Australia’s productions of The Magic Flute, Tosca and La Boheme. James has also starred as Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof and the King from The King and I.
James has been a member of the St Patrick’s Cathedral choir for ten years, and regularly sings as a Cantor at Mass services and weddings. James also works at St Kevin’s College and helps train junior choristers and assists in developing their voices. James has won many prizes to date. James played the role of Apollon and Tityus in The University of Melbourne’s Baroque Opera La descente d’orphée aux enfers by Charpentier. James is aiming to pursue a career as a professional singer who is able to sing all variations of repertoire. He aims to perform professionally in Australia and overseas.