Now in its 46th year, the Maroondah Singers is a mixed-voice community choir focused on enjoying the experience of choral music by both choir members and audiences.
For over 45 years we have provided concerts throughout metropolitan Melbourne and in country Victoria, in venues from The Dallas Brookes Centre to country church halls. We aim to provide entertainment and enjoyment for both the audience and the choir members themselves. We present a varied program, including songs from the shows; ballads old and new; classical and modern, secular and sacred; from composers ranging from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sting.
Fund-raising is also a key focus of most of our concerts and we have helped a wide cross-section of charities, churches, service and community organisations.
Current membership averages around 70 people with about 35-50 on stage for performances.
The Maroondah Singers was founded in Mitcham in 1968 by four local residents—Mervyn and May Vagg, George Irvine and John Williams. A public meeting held in the North Blackburn shopping centre on May 31st attracted 45 people, a conductor was found and the choir commenced rehearsal in the Mountview Uniting church hall in Mitcham where it still meets.
The first performance was in December 1968 and since then the choir has performed at a large range of venues and events in Melbourne and throughout Victoria. Highlights include the 40th Anniversary Concert at the Karralyka Theatre, two performances in conjunction with the Maroondah Symphony Orchestra of Puccini’s “Messa di Gloria” and the Christmas Celebration dinner of the Theatre Organ Society of Australia (Victorian Division).