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, Saint Saens’ Christmas Oratorio, Mozart’s Great C Minor Mass, Haydn’s Paukenmesse, Handel’s Messiah, Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man and Stella Natalis, Faure’s Requiem and Mozart’s Solemn Vespers.
The major works for 2017 are Brahms’ A German Requiem, Schubert’s Mass in G, Ramirez’ Missa Criolla and J S Bach’s Magnificat.
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.
New members are welcome in all voices, and especially so in the Tenors and Basses. 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.