The Methodist Ladies’ College Chorale, from Perth, Australia, is an equal voices (upper voices) choir made up of around 60 girls between the ages of 13 and 18.
MLC Chorale enjoys a prestigious reputation as a leading school choir in Western Australian. They are multiple Silver Medalists at World Choir Games and Gold Medalists at International Grand Prix. In 2014, they were second in the Summa Cum Laude Festival in Vienna and won two silver medals at the World Choir Games in Riga. In 2017, they were recipients of Silver Diplomas at the inaugural Leonardo da Vinci Choral Competition in Florence. They have sung at the Llangollen Eisteddfod in Wales, the Musikverein and MuTH in Vienna, St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Salzburg Dom, Assisi Basilica and in numerous other international venues. They are regular winners of eisteddfods in Western Australia.
The choir sings a wide range of secular and sacred repertoire, mostly a capella, including significant Australian choral works. Chorale commissions new works and arrangements nationally and internationally. In 2016, it gave the World Premiere of Erik Esenwald’s Long Road for women’s voices, a version dedicated to Methodist Ladies’ Chorale and its director, Dr Robert Faulkner, and subsequently published by Edition Peters. Robert is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London. Choristers themselves are regular accompanists and repetiteurs and various College ensembles, including string quartets, percussionists and the College Symphony Orchestra, also perform with Chorale from time to time.