The Winthrop Singers is a chapel choir made up of students from across all areas of study from The University of Western Australia, all brought together to create music.
Founded in 2007 by Dr Nicholas Bannan, the choir rehearses twice a week and performs a weekly Evensong or Sung Eucharist at St George’s College Chapel every Thursday at 6pm during the university semester.
The range of repertoire the choir performs spans across centuries of music and can vary from as early as Gregorian Chants all the way to modern day Pop songs, and includes music of various levels of difficulty.
The choir has a rich history of performances around Western Australia and beyond, including regional tours of Geraldton, Albany, and Denmark, and an international tour to Singapore.
On top of performance opportunities, the choir has had the opportunity to record a CD, Departures, featuring compositions by Phillip Gearing and ex-members of the choir, Francis Cardell-Oliver and Stephen de Filippo.
The partnership of UWA’s Conservatorium of Music and St George’s College has allowed for use of rehearsal and performance spaces, performance opportunities and collaborations with Conservatorium groups such as Piñata Percussion and the Symphonic Chorus.
Outside of the university, the choir has collaborated with local and international groups such as West Australian Symphony Orchestra, WA Youth Orchestra, Orchestra of the Music Makers (Singapore), Perth Symphonic Chorus and the Albany Choral Society.
Weekly Chapel services are free and everyone is welcome to attend, and commence for this semester on August 2nd. Please note that Evensong is not held during mid-Semester study breaks, the mid year exam period or during university holiday periods.
The full music program for the semester can be found by clicking the link below