Welcome To Adelaide Male Voice Choir
The Adelaide Male Voice Choir is an all–male choir with a singing strength of about 40 members, dedicated to living up to its motto – “Celebrating Choral Excellence”. The Choir has a proud tradition of good singing and good fellowship, and members enjoy these two aspects of the Choir’s life throughout the year. The Choir rehearses regularly on Monday nights at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 139 Archer St, North Adelaide, beginning at 7.45 pm and finishing at 9.45 pm.
The Choir performs three major concerts a year (May, October and November), as well as about twelve smaller concerts and several social events. These engagements are undertaken with a variety of guest artists, ranging from school students to leading bands of Adelaide. A matter of pride in the Choir is the range of repertoire performed - from grand opera to modern popular music - there is something for all tastes.
- The current singing strength of the Adelaide Male Voice Choir is 40, consisting of 7 first tenors, 8 second tenors, 14 baritones and 11 basses. Members come from all walks of life, and are linked by a love of singing in the male choir format.
- Mr William Shaw OAM, the Choir’s current conductor, took up the position in 1985 and has gradually expanded the Choir’s repertoire and performance opportunities. In 1986 the Choir changed its name to the Adelaide Male Voice Choir, since the term “Glee” was no longer well understood.
- The Choir performs a wide range of repertoire, including opera and operetta, songs from musicals, religious music, folk songs, Negro spirituals and arrangements of modern popular pieces. It regularly invites talented young Adelaide soloists to perform with it at its concerts, enabling them to perform a range of operatic and other works.
- The Choir members come from several countries and many different professions. A love of music is the strong bond between them, and they unite with great enthusiasm in living up to the Choir’s motto: Achieving Choral Excellence..
The Choir has maintained a fine tradition of fellowship and good singing throughout its history and has always sought to provide musical delight to its audiences.