Who We Are
We're a group of women who love music. We're passionate about choral singing, enjoy a challenge and take pleasure in performing for and entertaining others. We do not audition for the choir and while some members read music this is not a prerequisite.
We usually sing in 3 parts (SSA) and are led by our highly accomplished musical director and piano accompanist. We raise funds through membership fees, concerts and other fundraising events such as movie or theatre nights, and we endeavour to assist a charity each year.
At the end of each term we meet socially for dinner and celebrate our achievements.
A dedicated committee oversees the day-to-day management of the choir.
Musical Director - Gabby Scheggia
Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
Gabby is a talented mezzo-soprano from Perth with a passion for both choral and solo performance. In 2018 she graduated from the University of Western Australia with first class honours in classical voice and choral conducting. She is currently completing her Master of Teaching at Edith Cowan University.
Outside of her studies Gabby is a regular performer in the Perth music scene and frequently appears with choral groups VOYCES, The Giovanni Consort, the St George's Cathedral Consort and Choir and the recently formed Vanguard Consort. She has conducted numerous performances of UWA's Vocal Consort and the Lay Clerks of Christchurch Claremont. Gabby is a regular member of the National Youth Choir of Australia and is the founding director of Side Note Choir which launched in April 2021 to much acclaim.
When she's not singing or conducting Gabby works as a private voice teacher, tutors classroom music with WASO's Crescendo program and works as a sommelier. She says that the only thing better than four part harmony is 1 part Aperol, 2 parts Prosecco and a splash of soda over ice.
Accompanist - Adrian Soares
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Specialist Music Studies
Adrian completed his piano studies at UWA with First Class Honours in 2019, under the tutelage of Graeme Gilling. While at UWA, he was awarded the prestigious Tunley Music Scholarship, and was a recipient of the VOSE Memorial Concerto Prize, Waveney Wansborough Memorial Prize and Flora Bunning Chamber Music Prize.
Adrian has also performed with WASO as a casual and as a soloist performing Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G.
He works as both piano teacher and accompanist for Iona Presentation College and Mercedes College, whilst also working as a freelance performer and accompanist for many ensembles and soloists in Perth, including WA Youth Orchestra, Fremantle Women’s Choir, Irwin Street Collective, and Perth Symphony Orchestra.
Adrian is a current member of the Wesfarmers Young Artist Program at West Australian Opera as a repetiteur, and the Graduate Artist Program at St Georges College as a collaborative pianist.