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Debonair Diction:
How to Perform with Perfect Pronunciation

Macquarie Singers is hosting a FREE singing workshop – the first in our series for 2020 -and we’d love you to attend.

Saturday 7th March 2020
3.00pm to 5.00pm
West Ryde Community Hall
3-5 Anthony Road, West Ryde NSW 2114

Come and explore some of birthday boy Ludwig van Beethoven’s Scottish and English folksong arrangements
under the friendly and welcoming direction of
Dr Sarah Penicka-Smith.
Experienced singers will learn tips to perfect their pronunciation, while people who’ve never sung in a choir can enjoy singing simple folksongs in harmony with others.

No experience necessary!

 . Register at or email to join our mailing list.

This project is supported by funding from City of Ryde.


Macquarie Singers resumes rehearsals on Monday 17 February and new members are welcome: Media Release. For membership information contact us using the online form.

                         Photo by Peter Wallace

Macquarie Singers has finished the year on a high with our beautiful Starlit Christmas concert! Featuring chorales from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and traditional and Australian carols, we were joined once again by Macquarie Chamber Orchestra and treated to works by Corelli, Sebelius and Bach.

Some audience responses:

Congratulations to Sarah, all the wonderful Macquarie Singers and the Macquarie Chamber Orchestra for a beautiful Starlit Christmas concert.

  • A very uplifting performance and program. Inspiring!
  • Perfect choice of music.
  • I enjoyed the energy and enthusiasm of the choir. The orchestra added depth and polish to the performance.
  • Congratulations on an uplifting performance to start the Festive Season in these trying times.
  • I enjoyed listening to the Ensemble and particularly the organist!
  • Wonderful choir!
  • Loved the audience participation in the carols. Great fun!

  • Saturday September 7 saw the last of our free public workshops for 2019 with nearly 100 singers coming together to learn singing and breathing techniques culminating in a beautiful rendition of Bach’s Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern – the first time some of us had ever sung in German!

Macquarie Singers was joined by 69 guests from across Sydney and beyond on Saturday 10 August to perform Vivaldi’s glorious Gloria under the baton of Dr Sarah Penicka-Smith.

Macquarie Chamber Orchestra performed Respighi’s Antique Dances and Airs for Lute and Albinoni/Giazotto’s beautiful Adagio in G Minor.

Thank you Sarah for an inspiring and joyous day of music making and performing!

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 an Opera House concert, or singing Christmas Carols at a local Hospital, the annual Carols on the Common and the North Ryde RSL club. More info? Click here…

Karl Jenkins Peacemakers Nov 2014

Photos by Richard Taylor

MUS rehearsals are on Monday evenings, usually in the Robert Menzies College Chapel (on Macquarie University campus). For membership information contact us using the online form.

Also see our Joining and Membership Polic

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