Join Us!

You can't sing?

We don't care!  Many, many, many people have been put off singing by critical choirmasters, teachers, friends etc.  We believe that if you can speak, you can sing.  Almost everybody can sing if they learn in a supportive, friendly environment (aka our choir).

You can't read music?
We don't care!  Some of our members read music, and others learn by ear.

Not sure?
That's fine. Turn up a few times (free) -  and if you don't like it, don't come back. Simple as that.  

What does it cost?
$75/ ($65 health care card) per term (roughly every 3 months).  You don't need to pay anything for the first 3 sessions - you can just come along and see if you like it.  If you have difficulty paying the fees, you should just talk to the treasurer - we have fee policies to support people in hardship.

What do you expect me to do?

Once you've joined, we expect you to turn up as regularly as possible, sing, and pay your fees. If you want to be more involved, you can also participate in social activities, fundraising activities and organising the choir (through the committee or just helping with stuff).

When and Where?

Rehearsal are usually at the Friends School Meeting House, corner of Argyle and Boa Vista Streets, in Newtown, on Thursday nights between 7.00 and 9.00 pm.   Some weeks we don't practice, so if you are unsure contact someone.

Member Profile: Clive
Name:  Clive Calver
Role in Sisongke: Bass (usually)
Music background:  Clive  never had much music training in his youth, but always tinkered with guitars and ukeleles and drove his wife crazy singing "Ralphs super seven" ads in the shower!  He couldn't really read music,  but had a good ear.  After attending a Tony Backhouse workshop, he joined  a few different choirs before landing in Sisongke and lodging for a LONG time..
Other background:  He worked all his career as a geologist,  and  has always loved bushwalking and boats, and his family.  Clive is a kind  soul.
Why have you stuck with Sisongke?:   Sisongke is so flexibe - I like going out into the bush a lot, and that wouldn't fit with a choir that expected me to turn up all the time.  And I've made great friends - my bestie at the moment is someone I met at choir!