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. Our Conductor since 2003 is Dr Carlos Alvarado, a very experienced and highly accomplished musician trained in Moscow and Berlin. 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, Brahms’ A German Requiem, Saint Saens’ Christmas Oratorio, Mozart’s Great C Minor Mass, Haydn’s Paukenmesse, Karl Jenkins’ Stella Natalis, Schubert’s Mass in G, Faure’s Requiem and Ramirez’ Misa Criolla.
The major works for 2018 are Mozart’s Requiem, Bernstein’s Suite from West Side Story, and Handel’s Messiah.
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.
At present, new members are especially welcome in the Tenor and Bass sections. Being a community choir, members are expected to be able to hold a note, but sight-reading ability is not essential and there are no auditions.
Please explore the website for further information or contact Marienne Short on 9979 4950 or click here to send an email.