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U3A Warrani Chorale (1998 - )

From
18 September 1998
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupations
Women's Musical Group
Alternative Names
  • University of the Third Age Warrani Chorale
Website
http://www.u3acanberra.org.au
Location
GPO Box 1504 Canberra ACT 2601

Summary

The U3A Warrani Chorale is a choir for senior women organised by volunteers, which is affiliated with the University of the Third Age, Australian Capital Territory. It was established in 1998 by its musical director and conductor, Pixie Gray, OAM, and its piano accompanist, Barbara Hall, OAM, and provides tuition in vocal and choral techniques and musicianship to its members. It holds annual free public concerts, as well as regularly performing at events organised by a wide range of community organizations. Its repertoire is drawn from a range of musical styles such as madrigals, classical, modern and sacred music, spirituals, ballads, folk songs and jazz, all usually sung in four part harmony. In 2006 it participated in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Choir of the Year competition. Its name, 'Warrani', is derived from an Aboriginal word for 'to sing'.

Archival resources

Private Hands (contact Australian Women's Archive Project)

  • Archives of the U3A Warrani Chorale, 1998 - 2008; U3A Warrani Chorale (1998 - ); Private Hands (contact Australian Women's Archive Project). Details

Ann-Mari Jordens

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