The Hills Choral Society is an incorporated community choir based in the Mitcham Hills area, which has been singing a rich variety of music since 1965, and currently has about 50 members (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass).
The choir was formed in 1965 with Alan Field being the first Conductor / Music Director, soon followed by William Harrison OAM who was Music Director for 26 years. Our Music Director is Ian Boath, replacing Lesley Lewis who retired in mid 2017.
We are pleased with the stability and the traditions of the choir. The choir rehearses each Wednesday night and performs two main concerts each year (most commonly in May and October). We also have a “community” theme with invited special performances given for local groups, for churches at Christmas, for special events such as Anzac Day, festivals and blessings. Traditionally the choir has also sung carols in the wards of the Daw Park Repatriation Hospital, from 1978 to 2016.
For the main concerts the choir is supported by guest vocalists and musicians. The choir has developed a reputation for its broad repertoire and entertaining programming.
Our repertoire includes traditional and classical, religious and opera choral pieces, particularly in the British tradition but with selections from music from all over the world. We also sing from the more modern and popular choral music including selections from musicals and show tunes, jazz cabaret and folk.
The Hills Choral Society has a committee made up of 7 officers (elected at the Annual General Meeting held in November each year) along with 2 choir representatives, who meet once every month or two months as required.
- Glenn Spear – Mayor, City of Mitcham
- Sam Duluk – MP for Davenport
- Martin Hamilton-Smith – MP for Waite
- Nicolle Flint – MP for Boothby