Willoughby Symphony Choir is widely recognised as the region's finest community choir. Our choir exists under the auspices of Willoughby City Council and is partnered with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra with whom we perform regularly. Our repertoire comprises mainly classical works: oratorios, masses, requiems, operatic and symphonic works. As well as large-scale choral works, the Choir also performs a cappella and popular music.


Our Major Concert

Willoughby Symphony Choir


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Willoughby Symphony Choir

Soprano: Penelope Mills

Alto: Anna Dowsley

Tenor: Robert MacFarlane

Bass: Christopher Richardson

Sunday 23 June 2019 2pm

The Concourse Chatswood

This performance of Handel’s most popular oratorio was excitingly different. We were proud to present it using the full symphonic orchestration by Sir Eugène Goossens, seldom performed in Australia. This orchestration adds a grand, lush quality to the much-loved arias and choruses.  

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Eternity Concert
Lux Aeterna: VIVID
6 and 7 April 2019
The Concourse, Chatswood

Extract from ClassikON review:
Lliane Clarke

It was time to hear the Willoughby Symphony Choir and [Kate] Moore's piece [Lux Aeterna is a requiem for chamber orchestra and choir] was in expert hands with conductor Michelle Leonard, well known for her expertise in complex contemporary choral works, particularly through her award-winning Moorambilla Voices program. The choir were on fire and presented a strong and haunting performance — ranging from the sensuous to the eerily gothic.

Haydn: The Seasons
Sunday 6 May 2018
The Concourse, Chatswood
Review summary by Sydney Arts Guide:
Paul Nolan
This concert showcased Willoughby Symphony Choir and Willoughby Symphony Orchestra well... It also brought a key work of the oratorio canon to the audience as an interesting new or old favourite.
Review summary by classikON:
Tony Burke
This was quite an undertaking for the Orchestra and Chorus and they carried it with aplomb... The soloists excelled throughout and the combination of their clarity of voice and the fine translation by Paul McCreesh ensured that the audience could follow the action without rustling their programme notes. Overall, a feeling of exhilaration from the audience and performers alike. 
Mendelssohn: Elijah
Sunday 22 May 2016
The Concourse, Chatswood
Review summary by Sydney Arts Guide:
Lynne Lancaster
This spectacular, magnificent performance of Mendelssohn’s ELIJAH almost lifted the roof off and set the concert hall at the Concourse alight. Under the enthusiastic, energetic baton of Maestro Peter Ellis Willoughby Symphony and Willoughby Choir combined for a thrilling oratorio... This was a very exciting concert that, at times, gave me goosebumps. 

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Welcome to Willoughby Symphony Choir, founded in 1973 and one of Australia's finest community choirs. You will have a very enjoyable time singing and making fine music with us! 

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WSC Christmas CD:

Joyful & Triumphant 

Willoughby Symphony Choir and Orchestra Christmas CD will make a wonderful Christmas gift. Its 15 tracks comprise traditional and Australian carols as well as special Christmas music, highlighted by Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on Christmas Carols. An 18-page booklet is enclosed, full of details about the delightful music and the choir and performers.
This CD is only $20 plus postage. Buy it HERE.

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