Circular Keys Chorus presents ”˜Sirens of Songs’


By Manju Mittal

Circular Keys Chorus ( CKC ), an award winning chorus presents upcoming concert ”˜Sirens of Songs’   on September 17, 2016 at the Independent Theatre in North Sydney,   an evening of a cappella harmony, with a variety of genres ranging from barbershop to contemporary pop. Joining Circular Keys Chorus will be Alouette Quarlet, who will grace the stage with the precision and charm of their harmony.


Circular Keys Chorus is a not for profit incorporated association, providing entertaining, dynamic and award winning performances of barbershop harmony in the greater Sydney area since 1995. Over 60 women come from Sydney’s north-western suburbs and the Central Coast with the aim of enriching their lives and the community through education, performance and musical excellence.

Recently, the Circular Keys Chorus performed at the Multicultural Health Week Launch Event at the NSW Parliament House which celebrated the important role of carers and several times a year coaches fly in from the USA, running workshops on Showmanship, storytelling, choreography, expression and sound.

Chorus was founded by Doris Ward in 1995 and has been directed by Vicky Dwyer since 2002. The Chorus ”˜s name which takes a twist on one of the Australia’s iconic landmarks Circular Quay, celebrates good fortune in living in one of the world’s most beautiful cities.


It was a great pleasure to be present at one of the rehearsals when I got to meet performers and enjoyed hearing those amazing voices. It was a joy and a soothing experience to watch individual singers combining their talent and harmonies into a powerful mega choir. Rehearsing at St Joseph’s spirituality centre in Baulkham Hills, multitalented music director is Vicki Dwyer, whose passion and energy as a director, performer, singing teacher and coach inspires everyone. Vicki Dwyer said: “I enjoy working choruses and also individual singers, my goal is to bring out the best in them”.

Media Manager of NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service, Jesusa Helaratne who recently joined Chorus, shared her experience “I have recently joined the chorus as a new member and I couldn’t be happier as singing with this group enriches the soul”.


One of the performers at the concert and long time member of the Chorus is Rina Pinto from Indian background, says she, “Singing is therapeutic for me and the love & joy in singing unites us that even if members are of all ages and different cultures you are all one in the love of singing”.

Circular Keys Chorus showcasing a community of music loving women from diverse backgrounds and how singing has made them happier, healthier and allowed creative outlet for these amazing group of women who love to sing.





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