Principal Conductor Announcement

 Dr Sarah Penicka-Smith has decided to step down as Macquarie Singers’ Principal Conductor at the end of 2022, having filled the position since 2013. MUS has been privileged to have enjoyed Sarah’s talented leadership over the past ten years.

Consequently, Macquarie Singers is seeking a dynamic and talented, experienced and accomplished Principal Conductor. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to teach music to a non-auditioned SATB choir, conduct the choir in diverse repertoire, show prior experience in producing performances of a high standard and the ability to work and communicate with a committee.  Click here if you would like further information.

Maquarie Singers relies upon support so that it can continue to provide the opportunity to learn beautiful music and provide high quality performances for our audiences, now and into the future.

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Thank you to all who performed and contributed to Macquarie Singers ‘Faure’s Feast ‘ concert.

It was such a delightful moment, after the upheaval of the last two years, to be back singing for our audience, led by Dr Sarah Penicka-Smith in Turramurra Uniting Church with the wonderful Macquarie Chamber Orchestra.

This concert was generously supported by Epping Community (Bendigo) Bank.


Rehearsals are on Mondays in the North Ryde Community Church.

All are welcome to come to our rehearsals in person or to join in via Zoom.

Attendees will need to show proof of double vaccination.

Come along and see what you think, no obligation. 

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Workshop series

MUS has had the wonderful opportunity to hold a workshops in-person as well as via Zoom and even in the church garden when indoor singing was not allowed!  Heartfelt thanks to Sarah for the warm and professional way in which she conducts them.  We always ask for feedback and suggestions for improvements and ideas for further workshops. One respondent wrote: Sarah’s presentation is so good and she teaches such excellent techniques for improving performance.  Her conducting skills really help to get the best from the singers.

Macquarie Singers community program is generously supported by the City of Ryde.


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


 San Antonio Nursing Home visit.

It was delightful to sing for the residents of San Antonio Nursing Home this June and especially to have them join with us in singing Verdi’s stirring Va Pensiero!


Macquarie Singers first performance for 2020 was carolling for the residents of Shalom Aged Care Centre. It was delightful to see smiling faces and share some Christmas joy with the residents who have not been able to have excursions or entertainment for much of the year.



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.


Macquarie Singers 🙂

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…

Karl Jenkins Peacemakers Nov 2014

Photos by Richard Taylor


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