Like to Sing?
You're welcome to visit one of our rehearsals and have a listen...
Whether you're a singer of great experience, been a member of a choir or even if you've had no formal musical background - if you love to sing then you're invited to join us for a rehearsal and try out to become a member of the chorus.
For more information contact:

Xavier Hinton: 0490252514,

When and where do you have rehearsals?

We welcome visitors and prospective members to our rehearsals every Monday night
from 7:30pm at the Ron Dyer Centre 

42 Ridge St
North Sydney
(near the corner of Miller Street)

We'd appreciate if all visitors and prospective members first email our Membership team or call Tony (0432152737) if you would like to attend a rehearsal.


What happens at a typical rehearsal?

We begin with a physical and vocal warm-up led by one of our Music Team members, followed by musical skill building with our director, Vicki Dwyer.

Depending on what upcoming events or contests we are preparing for we’ll be working on improving our vocal production and presentation skills as we sing both new songs and older repertoire. We also sing "tags" - short gems of music taught on the spot by ear for fun and musical joy. At most rehearsals chorus members get the chance to sing in quartets to help develop their individual confidence and performance skills. 

The rehearsal winds up at 10:00pm, after which there is usually some casual tag singing and social catch-up. The result - a great musical night!

What's the process for joining?

At the beginning... will be introduced to our Musical Director. In private, the MD will ask you to sing a few simple melodies and to run through a couple of basic vocal exercises. This will allow her to assess your vocal proficiency and determine your voice range - Tenor, Lead, Baritone or Bass.

Then...'ll be introduced to the appropriate Section Leader and lent the sheet music for the songs we will sing on the night. You may be invited to sing with us straight away.

Within the first couple of rehearsals... will be given access to learning materials for the audition song which you will need to learn as part of the membership process.

On the 4th week you attend rehearsal...
...we require a financial commitment.

Whenever you are ready... will sing the audition song, again in private, for the Musical Director or her nominee. The MD will listen for accuracy, and quality. Passing this assessment allows you to join Sydney Harmony as a full member.
Joining as a full member also includes a membership fee of around $15 a week, paid per term. It pays for the administration of the chorus, its musical development, purchasing new songs and planning for public performances.

As a full member... will be given access to our full repertoire of songs and learning materials. You will get to sing as part of the chorus each rehearsal. By following the expert instruction given by our Musical Director - assisted by your Section Leader & other members of the Music Team - and by listening to those around you within the ensemble, you will have the opportunity to improve your vocal technique and soon come to a better understanding of our interpretation of the songs - all of which will help you to sing your part. Qualification for individual songs will allow you to sing with the chorus at public performances and in competitions.

Once you join the chorus... can expect to be welcomed as part of a highly motivated group of singers who love to perform and strive for continual improvement.

We expect you to regularly attend rehearsals, be punctual and to learn the words, music and performance of our repertoire songs as soon as possible outside of rehearsals. To achieve excellence in our singing, vocal production, musicality and stage presentation, there will be regular assessment tasks to be completed by all singers for many of our songs. We'll communicate the details at rehearsals. Personalised feedback on each assessment will be given to singers by the MD or another member of the Music Team.

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