09 March 2022
We’re back in action, working towards Guildford Songfest in September, a new local event (under wraps at present) in July, and our end of year concert on 4th December. We’re open to new members, so if you’re on the brink of joining, now’s the best time as we’re just starting to learn our repertoire for the year.
01 March 2022
COVID has affected our practices, however we’re now able to resume practice at the Uniting Church, commencing Monday 7th March. Usual COVID precautions apply – we easily fit the two square metre rule, and can space out the seating.
18-19 September 2021
A great weekend at Guildford Songfest – we performed twice, on Saturday in St Matthews Church, and on Sunday in the Marquee. Both venues had different characteristics and our programme was enthusiastically received.
23 April 2021 COVID Strikes Again
We were due to lead the singing at the 2021 Chidlow ANZAC Day service, however a snap lockdown was called due to a case of community transmission, causing cancellation of this and similar events. Choir practice on Monday 26th is cancelled as well.
13th June 2pm – “The Music’s Always There With You”. See “concerts Page for details and to buy tickets.
5th December 2pm – Christmas/End of Year Concert
2020 End of Year Concert Announced
In a leap of faith, we have set a date for the 2020 end of year/Christmas concert.
Sunday 29 November 2020, 2pm
at the Eastern Hills Senior High School music auditorium. See the CONCERTS page for details
On June 22nd 2020 we resumed rehearsals, and conducted an Annual General Meeting. We had to cancel the June Concert. We’re not certain about which of the remaining activities, ie Nursing home visits in August, Bunnings Sausage Sizzle and the Mundaring Markets in October, that we will be able to do.
Rough Start in 2020
Due to COVID19 restrictions, we have to abandon Choir practice from March, and subsequently cancelled the concert in June.
Here We Go in 2019
Rehearsals for our concert in May are in full swing, and the programme is an interesting mix of folk and traditional music. We have a full year ahead of us, with two main concerts, performances at nursing homes and markets, and a super sausage sizzle day at Bunnings. Our two concerts in 2019 are on 26th May and 1st December, so mark your calendar and keep your eye on this website or our facebook page for details of how to buy tickets.
It’s All Over Bar the Singing
That’s 2018 done, and we’ve begun looking at the music for our first 2019 concert this year. The concert is themed around folk music, and if you’re expecting to see us languishing in a coffee lounge with long hair and a cheap guitar, you might be in for a surprise. We don’t have a cheap guitar! What we do have is a mix of traditional and new music, some sung in the old, traditional way, and some with a modern treatment. So make sure you set aside Sunday 25th May to attend our concert.
Singing up a Storm!
On Sunday the 14th of October the Hills Choir braved the stormy weather and sang at the Mundaring Markets. It was cold and rainy however the beautiful singing voices of the members brought sunshine into the afternoon .
Christmas in July at Darlington 28 July 2017
Members of the Choir sang a couple of brackets of Christmas themed songs, including some traditional carols and some almost reverent parodies on Christmas season songs.
The Choir members sang for their supper, which was a traditional Christmas dinner. The dinner was a fund raiser for the Darlington Anglican Church.