Wanneroo Civic Choir to entertain for a cause

Wanneroo Civic Choir. Picture: Martin Kennealey d474732
Wanneroo Civic Choir. Picture: Martin Kennealey d474732

THE Wanneroo Civic Choir will entertain for a cause close to home this month.

Based in Alexander Heights, the community choir celebrates its 35th anniversary this year.

“In 1982, the Wanneroo Arts Council provided funds to form a local choir and 15 male and female choral enthusiasts formed the first group,” vice president Fay Muir said.

“Barbara Morgan, of Yanchep, volunteered to assist and became Wanneroo Civic Choir’s founder and first conductor.

“In 2017, the choir consists of 40 male and female choristers ranging in age from 28 to 80-plus years, living in a range of northern and western suburbs and coming from seven different countries.”

Mrs Muir said the choir took “great pride in its community involvement”, performing at “hundreds of events for many community, general and church organisations during our 35-year history”, often collaborating with schools for events and concerts.

Each year, the choir also holds its own concert.

This year, they will raise money for WA charity Ocean Heroes, which aims to enhance the lives of those living with autism through surfing.

“In researching what fundraising we could do for children’s autism, we came across Ocean Heroes, which began in Perth last year,” Mrs Muir said.

She said as part of the choir’s focus on children at this year’s concert, they have invited four primary aged kids to perform as guest artists on piano and in dance.

The concert is suitable for all ages and will include music “ranging from light classics, to the shows to The Beatles”.

It will be held at the Alexander Heights Community Centre from 2.30pm on October 21.

Tickets are available at the door: $15 for adults and $10 for students including afternoon tea.

– New members are welcome, with rehearsals on Tuesdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

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