Choir singing Messiah Dec 2014

The Choir’s next concert will feature favourite choruses from a selection of operas, and takes place on Sunday August 13th at 2.00pm in The Waterford Hall, St Paul’s Catholic College, Darley Road Manly.  

The first Manly-Warringah Choir concert to take place in the Waterford Hall was on Sunday May 7th and featured an acclaimed performance of Brahms’ German Requiem, preceded by a number of Gypsy Songs by Dvorak sung by soprano Natasha Gesto.

The hall is a spacious, modern facilty with panoramic views over Sydney Harbour.  There is substantial car parking available in the School grounds.

The Manly-Warringah Choir is 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, accompanied by professional instrumentalists and soloists.

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 and The Armed Man, Mozart’s Requiem and Great Mass in C Minor,  Vivaldi’s Gloria, Pergolesi’s Magnificat and Handel’s Messiah and the Coronation Anthems. 

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

As at May 2023, there are limited vacancies in most voices.  Click here for more information on how the Choir works and how to apply for membership.

Please explore the website for further information about the Choir – attending our concerts or joining as a chorister – or contact Roger Pratt on 0405 199 093 or send an email.

The Choir operates in a manner which minimises the risk of transmission of Covid and other infectious diseases.  Government guidance is followed and is  exceeded where it is felt appropriate to the circumstances of the Choir and its members.

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