About Us

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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, piano accompanist and assistant musical director.  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 and the St George's Cathedral Consort and Choir. 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 having sung in their last four seasons in Melbourne, Brisbane, Geelong and Sydney.

When she's not singing or conducting Gabby works as a private voice teacher and tutors classroom music with WASO's Crescendo program. She finds great joy in passing on her love of music to Perth's youngest generation of musicians.

Accompanist - Adrian Soares

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Specialist Music Studies

A.Mus.A (AMEB)

Adrian completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Specialist Music Studies at the University of Western Australia in 2018, studying under Graeme Gilling and receiving the highly regarded Tunley Scholarship. He completed his A.Mus.A (AMEB) diploma for piano in 2012. He currently teaches piano at Mercedes College and Iona Presentation College.

As well as accompanying the FWC, Adrian works with many ensembles in Perth, including the WA Youth Orchestra, WA Opera, and the Irwin Street Collective at UWA. He also sings with VOYCES, the National Youth Choir of Australia and The Giovanni Consort.

 

In 2017, Adrian made his debut with the WASO and played piano with the WASO Chorus on the Australian International Productions China tour in May 2018. 

 

In October 2018, Adrian won the prestigious VOSE Memorial Prize and People's Choice Award for the UWA Conservatorium of Music's Concerto Competition. He adds to this his many prizes and accomplishments at eisteddfods, competitions and festivals in Perth. 

 

Adrian is one of the WA Opera's Young Artists, working as a repetiteur and as a pianist for WA Opera's education program in schools and in the community.              

 
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