Rhythmos was established at Curtin University in 2014 to provide a high standard performing opportunity for students. While specialising in a cappella arrangements of contemporary and classic pop songs, the choir also performs folk songs from around the world as well as contemporary classical repertoire. Rhythmos is in high demand for performances at Curtin’s Bentley campus and around Perth.
The choir recently returned from New York, where it performed with the King’s Singers of their 50th Anniversary Gala Concert in Carnegie Hall, under the baton of King’s Singers founding member, Simon Carrington and renowned King’s Singers alumnus and choral composer, Bob Chilcott. Later this year, Rhythmos will perform at the opening night of “The Events” with the Black Swan Theatre Company, having recently performed for the company’s 2018 season launch event.
Rhythmos has twice won “best choir” at the Joondalup Eisteddfod, and in 2015 opened for New York a cappella ensemble Naturally 7 at Perth Concert Hall after winning their “sing off” competition. Also in 2015, the choir presented the world premiere of Requiem for the Heroic Dead, by Australian composer and musical director Tim Cunniffe, as part of a unique music-art collaboration for Thea Constantino’s exhibition, Foreign Soil at the John Curtin Gallery. In 2018, Rhythmos presented their debut Fringeworld show to a sell-out crowd at the Edith Spiegeltent.
Rhythmos passionately believes in the power of music to build community. Performances in recent years have includes Singing in the City for Perth Heritage Week (2014-2017), the inaugural Guildford Songfest, Rotary, Mental Health Week, Relay for Life, Council for the Aging, Anzac Day services, cancer fundraising events, as well as Curtin’s orientation week and open day.