Phoenix is an SATB community choir.
While we have many experienced singers, membership is open to anyone who is willing to learn. We provide online music resources and extra workshops and rehearsals, which are particularly helpful to those who do not read music and/or are discovering and developing their singing voice.
Our annual program varies, but usually includes three performances of major works, carols at Christmas and the opening concert of the Blackheath Choir Festival.
We focus on classical choral works, ranging from Baroque, through the Classical and Romantic era to contemporary pieces. We continue to expand our repertoire and vocal range and bring our music to ever widening audiences.
We perform with professional soloists and instrumental groups ranging from a few instruments up to full orchestra. We stage our concerts throughout the upper mountains, and in LIthgow and sometimes extend our range out to Bathurst in the west and to the lower Blue Mountains.
We offer members an opportunity to sing a capella with our Chamber Choir by having additional rehearsals for a smaller group of singers to sing a short a capella section in some of our concerts. This additional discipline of singing without accompaniment helps to develop singers individually and improves the overall quality of singing in the choir.
Our members come from all walks of life and enjoy a friendly camaraderie that often extends beyond music making, and we have fun raising money to support our choir and for others. We are a not-for-profit charity and all the money from membership and ticket sales goes to our choir expenses and music making.