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.
MUS is still rehearsing!
Been finding it hard getting to rehearsals? Live a long way away from an active rehearsing choir?
We are currently holding virtual rehearsals.
We will be learning some beautiful new general repertoire and continuing to prepare for our ‘Indomitable Spirit’ concert.
Membership is open throughout 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 next concert
Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a selection of his rarely heard, cheeky folk-song settings and Norwegian-American composer Ola Gjeilo’s inspirational Sunrise Mass.
Conducted by Dr Sarah Penicka-Smith
Macquarie Chamber Orchestra, Concertmaster Sagar Nagaraj
The Indomitable Spirit concert is generously supported by Epping Community Bank.
MACQUARIE SINGERS WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS
We have cancelled our next few face-to-face rehearsals but new members are always welcome and will be given access to our online rehearsal sessions after joining. We still rehearse regularly on Monday nights!
Photo by Peter Wallace
With Macquarie Singers you can explore your love of music, meet some wonderful people and experience magical moments.
We rehearse on Monday nights, 7-9.30pm, at Trinity Chapel in Robert Menzies College, opposite the Macquarie Centre.
Come along and see what you think, no obligation.
New members are welcomed throughout the year. For membership information contact us using the online form.
See our Media Release for further information.
If you have any concerns about attending rehearsals, please see our Coronavirus Precautions.
Our first workshop for 2020 on 7th March was attended by well over 100 singers. Dr Sarah Penicka-Smith led us through tips to perform with perfect pronunciation whilst enjoying singing some of Beethoven’s arrangements of simple folksongs.
The date of our next free workshop is Saturday 1st August. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to go on our mailing list.
These projects are supported by funding from City of Ryde.
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…
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