Macquarie Singers 2023 rehearsals have commenced!

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Rehearsals are held at North Ryde Uniting  Church,
2 Cutler Pde, North Ryde.
Mondays 7:00pm – 9:00pm
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Introducing Dr Philip Eames, Macquarie Singers Principal Conductor 

It is with great pleasure that the MUS Committee announces that Dr Philip Eames as our Macquarie Singers’ Principal Conductor.

Philip is primarily engaged with music research and lecturing but his experience in the choral field is diverse, and equally weighted as a choral director and pianist. He has been the long-term choral director of the a cappella non-auditioned choir Aqualuna Singers since 2016. Philip is an experienced composer, with a considerable output including choral and vocal works that have been performed both in Australia and overseas. His choral cycle ‘This Great Unrain’ was the winning work for the 2020 Willgoss Choral Composition Prize, being recently recorded and subsequently released by the Burgundian Consort.

Philip has a PhD in Musicology Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney. His work with choirs includes Aqualuna Singers Artistic Director and Conductor, River City Voices Assistant Conductor/Accompanist,  Jubilate Singers Accompanist/Assistant Conductor and the Greater Manchester Police Male Voice Choir Musical Director / Accompanist.

We look forward to working with Philip in the years to come.

Thank you to all who performed and contributed to the
‘Indomitable Spirit ‘ concert.

It was such a privilege to participate in Dr Sarah Penicka-Smith’s final concert with Macquarie Singers along with the wonderful Macquarie Chamber Orchestra and Jo Allan.
We are grateful to Sarah for her commitment to our community choir over the past decade. Her leadership, passion and compassion are inspirational.

Macquarie Singers farewells Sarah, Mel and Jo, wishing them the very best in their future paths.

Photo by Studio Kai

This concert was generously supported by Epping Community Bank 


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Presenting Macquarie Singers virtual choir performance of Ola Gjeilo’s The Ground.  

Conducted by Dr Sarah Penicka-Smith
Accompanied by Jo Allan and Macquarie Chamber Orchestra:
Tess Duflou, Sagar Nagaraj, Kathryn Ramsay and Marc Valpiani
Video: Connor Malanos. Sound: Joshua Winestock
Thank you to everyone who has participated in this historic recording, marking this unique and challenging year.
MUS deeply appreciates the time, inspiration and expertise that Sarah have given to this project.  Link:

This project has been generously supported by Epping Community Bank (Bendigo), as part of our Covid-delayed Indomitable Spirit concert.

Macquarie Singers is generously supported by the  Epping Community Bank, the City of Ryde   and Create NSWCity of Ryde (@CityofRyde) | Twitter

We acknowledge the Darug people who are the traditional custodians of the land on which Macquarie Singers meet and whose cultures, songs and customs have nurtured and continue to nurture this land since the Dreamtime.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.


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Posted by Macquarie Singers on Friday, 23 March 2018

MUS was established in 1967 at Macquarie University as a choir for students & staff, and members of the community around the University. In July 2017, the choir became an incorporated association known as Macquarie Singers Inc, still to be known affectionately as MUS.

We generally perform two major concerts per year and also appear at special events such as singing Christmas Carols at a local Hospital and aged care sentres, the  Carols on the Common and the North Ryde RSL club. More info? Click here…

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