About Swinburne Chorale

The Swinburne Chorale is a Community Choir and has been meeting for over 20 years.
It is a friendly and informal group. We currently have about 15 members and are expecting to grow this to 20-25 with a move to our new rehearsal location at Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre 2 Kendall St. Canterbury.
We sing a diverse range of acapella and accompanied songs including folk songs from around the world, spirituals, madrigals and contemporary pop songs.
The Choir performs in the local area with a family friendly end-of-year concert.
We also make appearances at local events such as the Boroondara Farmers market.

Choir sessions

The Choir meets on Tuesday nights from 7.30-9.30pm during school terms
Our new venue for 2024 is Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre 2 Kendall Street, Canterbury.  Our commencement date for 2024 is Tuesday 6th February.
Each session includes warm-ups, building awareness of vocal technique and fun singing activities.
Songs are arranged in 3-4 parts and the choir leader encourages input into song choices.

Become a member

There are no auditions and the choir welcomes anyone who likes singing.
We are always seeking more tenors and bass.


Swinburne Chorale members say –

“Choir gives me joy…the music and sound that we can make with voices in harmony.”

“I like the sense of achievement with the learning of new music and songs, the friendship and happy collaboration with members, really … I go to choir ‘cos it is fun!”

To Sarah our choir leader:
“I would like to congratulate you and thank you for creating such an enjoyable, happy and friendly environment for us to sing in great harmony together. I look forward to Tuesday night ! Singing is good for the soul -and -we sound wonderful!”

“I love Tuesday nights at choir practice. I always come away feeling relaxed, happy and energised.”

“The Swinburne Chorale is not just a choir but a group of people who care about each other and the joyful process of music making.”

“I love the choir and building up the confidence to open my mouth and sing!”

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