About • Mornington Peninsula Chorale
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Mornington Peninsula Chorale

The Mornington Peninsula Chorale is a dynamic, large (nearly 100-strong) community choir based on the peninsula. Formed in 1978 as part of the Frankston Music Society, we incorporate all SATB voice types (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass).

 

Our members come from far and wide, and experience levels range from first-time to choristers in multiple choirs (Victorian Opera Chorus, Melbourne Bach Choir, Australian Welsh Male Choir, Voices of Frankston, to name a few!)

 

We have a long and varied performing history ranging from major religious works to opera choruses, including Mozart’s Requiem, Faure’s Requiem, Haydn’s The Creation, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Jenkin’s The Armed Man, Gounod’s St Cecilia Mass, Verdi’s Triumphal March from Aida, and many more.

 

Each year the choir performs a major Oratorio concert and festive Proms concert with our sister ensemble the Frankston Symphony Orchestra, before finishing off the year with our celebrated Christmas concerts.

Tom Buchanan, Choir Director

Tom is a well known and highly regarded Melbourne-based choral conductor, currently directing Mornington Peninsula Chorale, Australian Welsh Male Choir and Excelsis. In addition to conducting, Tom is an accompanist. In recent years he has given performances around Australia and Ireland. Further to his various performance roles, Tom teaches piano at some of the Melbourne’s most prestigious schools, privately at his home studio and is a published Choral composer and arranger.

 

Tom has been directing the Mornington Peninsula Chorale since 2009 and is very proud of the significant growth and development the choir has seen during this time.