Demand for their musical service is high among northern suburbs nursing homes, retirement villages and other community events, with the volunteers also popular for their festive Christmas program.
�We are a very busy group of women actually,� musical director Alison Major said.
�We usually do one performance a week on average and sometimes, when we get to our Christmas program, we have to cut out our practices and do about three performances a week.
�We are putting the (600th) concert on at Bethanie Aged Care in Warwick on June 11.�
Mrs Major, who accompanies on the piano, said next year the close-knit choir would turn 20, having kicked off in February 1996.
�Three of us have been involved since that time (a spin-off of the Civic Wanneroo Choir) and there are about 30 of us altogether� she said.
�We are pretty ancient, our oldest lady, Marjorie, is going to be 95 in August and our youngest one would be 64 so our average age is fairly high.
�Quite a lot of us are older than the people we go and sing to.�
She said the group was looking forward to reaching their milestone performance and while they all loved singing, providing a valuable community service also drove them.
�We do find people who can�t talk, for example, in nursing homes, many of them can sing along with us,� she said.
�We have a little song book we take with us with very large print and we let them pick old-time songs.
�We might sing a couple of items and then have three or four community songs and they get some input. We always finish our program with We�ll Meet Again which usually the audience joins in.�
She said it�s a wonderful feeling to know they have cheered up, entertained, or even �caused a little tear� with their work.
�We used to get a bit upset when we first started and we�d sing something like Home Sweet Home and it�s perhaps a little sad but we asked the doctors and the staff and they said �no, you must do this sort of thing�.
�It�s not actually upsetting them, it�s just a gentle catharsis looking back and thinking �oh, my husband used to sing that with me or I remember when� but they�re not really distressed.
�They say it�s good because it causes emotion to flow.�
The Wandoo Singers practise 1-3pm on Fridays at 29 Wandoo Road, Duncraig.
Those interested in joining can call 9305 2558 or 9447 0475.