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7 Choirs for the Novice Singer in Melbourne's Outer East

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by Rebecca Bowyer (subscribe)
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Published November 18th 2013
Get out of the shower and into a choir
Love to sing in the shower but not sure you've got what it takes to sing in public? Why not join a choir and find out?

Studies have shown that singing in a choir can also improve your mental health and actually make you happier.

So take a deep breath, get your best "do, re, mi" ready and check out one of these audition-free choirs in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. All you need is the ability to hold a tune.

1. East City Sound

This women's harmony chorus is for those who love to sing unaccompanied in a barbershop style.

Rehearsals are Thursday nights at 7:30 pm at St Stephens Anglican Church, Phyllis St, Bayswater, followed by a cuppa and a chat. Contact details here.

2. The Melbournaires Harmony Chorus

The Melbournaires is an award-winning men's barbershop chorus which performs regularly throughout Melbourne and comprises around 50 voices.

They rehearse weekly on Monday evenings at 7.30pm at Doncaster East Uniting Church, 152 Anderson's Creek Road, East Doncaster. Visitors are welcome. Contact details here.

3. Box Hill Chorale

If you want the opportunity to sing a variety of music with professional orchestras, including the great classical composers, this one is for you. With the dynamic Andrew Wailes as your conductor you'll have the chance at a brilliant musical education and realise your full potential as a chorister.

Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7.45pm to 10.00pm in the 'Arbour' of the Box Hill Community Arts Centre. Contact President Susan Braybrook at for more information.

Andrew Wailes
Renowned Conductor, Andrew Wailes. Image:

4. Yarra Valley Singers

The Yarra Valley Singers repertoire includes classic love and folk songs, arias, African tribal chants, sacred oratorios, locally composed songs, popular songs, musical theatre numbers and more.

Rehearsals are 7.30pm on Wednesday nights at Lilydale Senior Citizens club on Hardy Street, Lilydale. Contact Shirley Wendt on 03 9879 2380 or at for more information.

5. Maroondah Singers Inc

Maroondah Singers performs a wide range of songs from the shows, ballads old and new; classical and modern; secular and sacred; by composers ranging from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sting.

They rehearse every Monday night at 7.30 pm at the Mountview Uniting Church Hall on the corner of Whitehorse Road and Doncaster East Road in Mitcham. Contact details here.

6. The Melbourne Male Choir

With a repertoire featuring opera, classical and sacred music, as well as musical theatre, popular and folk songs, the Melbourne Male Choir is "a group of men who enjoy singing together, bringing joy and their love of music to a wide variety of audiences."

Rehearsals are most Tuesdays at 7.30pm at Vermont South Community House, Karobran Drive, Vermont South, (opposite the library). Contact details here.

7. Warrandyte Chocolate Lilies Choir

Surely the tastiest choir in the east, the Chocolate Lilies is a full voice a capella (without instrumental accompaniment) choir performing a range of pieces including originals, varied world music, gospel and classic tunes.

They rehearse on Monday evenings at Warrandyte Community Centre, 168 Yarra Street, Warrandyte. For membership enquiries contact Nerida Kirov, Musical Director on (03) 9439 4816 (AH) or send an email to
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Why? Because singing is great for your health and happiness and brings great joy to others.
Where: Outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne
Cost: Membership fees vary
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Feel free to join our choir too! Perfect Chord is a multi-faith choir that sings music from various faiths and in various languages. Our motto is unity in diversity. We rehearse Friday evenings in Rosanna, VIC. Check out our website
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