The purpose of the Mandurah City Choral Society (MCCS) is to rehearse and perform choral music to a high standard and actively promote the benefits of choral singing in the community. Our members come from all walks of life and we are always striving to improve our performances, greatly supported by our dedicated Music Director Dr Eva-Marie Perissinotto and resident Accompanist Mrs Christine Timoney.
MCCS has a long history in the Peel region and celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2016. The choir was formed in 1991 when it was felt there was a need in the community for a professional four part choral group. While the choir has undergone many changes over the decades, it remains committed to its principles and we are delighted to still have a few of our founders as members.
In promoting singing and music in the community, MCCS recognizes the health and social benefits it brings. The choir regularly participates in community events including the Mandurah Stretch Festival and the City of Perth’s ‘Singing in the City’. For the past five years, MCCS has commissioned the Mandurah Festival Orchestra to accompany us at our annual concert. The orchestra is made up of local and Perth musicians which in 2015-6, was supported by a grant from Act-Belong-Commit administered through the Mandurah performing Arts Centre where we currently rehearse. We also hold an annual Come & Sing workshop to encourage local and regional people to experience the benefits of singing in a choir. We are grateful for the support of our two dedicated patrons, Mr David Templeman MLA and Ms Paddi Creevey.