Welcome

Choir singing Messiah Dec 2014

We regret that all Manly Warringah Choir activities are currently suspended due to the restrictions associated with managing the Covid 19 pandemic. 

We very much hope to be able to bring concerts to our loyal supporters during 2021, but that is dependent on being able to perform and rehearse in a COVID safe manner.   Members of the Committee continue to monitor the situation.  Rehearsals and performances will re-commence as soon as it is safe to do so.  Thank you to Choir, orchestra and audience members for your understanding. 

Welcome to the Manly Warringah Choir.  We are a community choir based on the Northern Beaches and adjacent suburbs of Sydney.  We perform largely classical choral music, typically in three concerts each year, held in the Cardinal Cerretti Chapel in Manly, accompanied by a professional orchestra and soloists. Rehearsals are held every Thursday evening at Collaroy Plateau Public School.

Dr Carlos Alvarado, a very experienced and highly accomplished musician trained in Moscow and Stuttgart, has been our Conductor since 2003.  Choir members range from professional musicians to people who cannot read music and learn it by heart.  But, whatever our musical ability, we all share a passion for classical choral music.

Recent concerts include Bach’s St John Passion and Magnificat, Bernstein’s Suite from West Side Story, Brahms’ A German Requiem, Haydn’s Paukenmesse and Nelson Mass,  Karl Jenkins’ Stella Natalis, Mozart’s Requiem and Great Mass in C Minor,  Vivaldi’s Gloria, Pergolesi’s Magnificat and Handel’s Messiah. 

Over the past several years, our concerts have proved increasingly popular with local audiences, with tickets selling rapidly and full houses being the norm.

The Choir joined an international line up singing Brahms’ A German Requiem at Carnegie Hall in late May 2017, just after our own performance.  About 20 members represented the Choir at this prestigious event promoted by Distinguished Concerts International New York.

Please explore the website for further information about the Choir – listening to us or joining as a chorister – or contact Roger Pratt on 9918 9277 or send an email.

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