MSO Chorus

MSO Chorus

Support Us

Chorus Appeal

Did you know that members of the MSO Chorus are all volunteers?

With more than 80 rehearsals and 25 performances each season, our Chorus is dedicated to performing the best symphonic music at the highest standard.

If you love music with voice – including the popular Messiah concerts in December – please donate to the MSO Chorus appeal today.

Our dedicated all-volunteer Chorus would love to know that the community recognises and supports their extraordinary commitment to music and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Your contribution will help us:

  • hire choral scores
  • pay for the accompanist at rehearsals
  • cover security and venue hire costs
  • support the Chorus staff – the Chorus Master and Chorus Coordinator
  • enhance the development of the Chorus through workshop and specialist training
  • realise our vision of a stronger MSO Chorus.

A look inside the MSO Chorus…

  • Number: 140 volunteers
  • Age: half are between 46-65; a third between 18-35 and around 10% are 25 or younger
  • Length of service: almost two-thirds have been with the Chorus for more than five years; 40% more than a decade and more than ten singers have been with us for over 30 years – including one member who started singing with the then Melbourne Chorale in 1969!
  • Representing the community: more than a third of MSO Chorus members were born overseas – and we have over 15 nationalities within the Chorus
  • Distance: singers come to weekly rehearsals and performances from as far as Geelong and Ballarat

Please make a donation to the MSO Chorus today and help give music a voice.

Here’s how:
  • Online: via our Secure Donation Page
  • Mail: download and complete our gift form
  • Phone: Garry Stocks on (03) 8646 1551
  • EFT:
    National Australia Bank
    Account Name: MSO Fund
    BSB 083-004 / Account 89-393-2381
    (please include your name and CHORUS in payment description)

The MSO is a registered charity and gifts of $2 and more are fully tax-deductible.

Other ways to give to the MSO