Welcome to Ku-Ring-Gai Male Choir
FUN AT HUON PARK
Ku-ring-gai Male Choir’s 2016 concert season is off to a strong start, with a generous helping of fun and romance at Huon Park, a beautiful retirement village on Sydney’s North Shore.
Our musical director and conductor, Dr. Paul Whiting OAM, has included the Flanders & Swann comedy classic, “The Hippopotamus Song” in this year’s repertoire.
It was always Paul’s intention to invite the audience to join in the last chorus of:
Mud! Mud! Glorious mud!
Nothing quite like it
For cooling the blood!
But they were eager and came in early!
There was much mirth as the love story of the bold hippopotamus and his maid unfolded and the song culminated with a mass mud bath by a "regular army of Hippo-pot-ami" in the waters of the romantic Shalimar.
Soprano soloist, Naomi Giselle, sang a warm and romantic bracket, including “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square”. As usual, Naomi wowed both audience and choir.
Chris Moore, one of the Ku-ring-gai Male Choir’s assistant conductors, sang a bracket of songs in which the moon was a theme, including to everyone’s surprise a beautifully rendered flute solo. This Choir is not short of talent.
The program included a French love song, “Let It Be Me”, that has been sung by many famous artists, including Elvis Presley. The lyrics include:
“So never leave me lonely,
Tell me you’ll love me only
And that you’ll always
Let it be me.”
Another romantic offering at Huon Park was “Shoshone Love Song”, a traditional Native American lyric. The Choir showed sensitive soft singing in such lines as:
“But she is fairer,
More worth loving,
She, my heart’s friend!”
The audience at Huon Park was very complimentary, which was pleasing so early in the concert season. We’re looking forward to further highlights as 2016 unfolds.
Ku-ring-gai Male Choir is delighted to announce that our Conductor and Musical Director, Dr. Paul Whiting has been recognized in the 2016 Australia Day honours list. Paul has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the community though choral music.
The successful Ku-ring-gai Male Choir is one of the oldest performing male voice choirs in Australia.
Founded by ex-servicemen following the Second World War, the choir has been in harmony since 1946 and today has over 45 performing members.
The choir is currently under the musical direction of Dr Paul Whiting and accompanied by acclaimed pianist Grace Edwards-Barnetson.
The members of Ku-ring-gai Male Choir are brought together with the common desire of making music, coupled with social interaction.
We are a non-audition choir and new members are always welcome; we do not ask that you sing like a professional, and the ability to read music is not required.
All that is required is a love of music and the commitment to attend the majority of rehearsals.
Come & sing with us
The Choir rehearses every Tuesday night at St Swithuns Church, Telegraph Road, Pymble.
During the concert season, most concerts are also held on Tuesday nights..
Why not come along to one of our rehearsals, where you can see how the choir rehearses.
02 9449 4011 (Philip Rennie)