History

Canberra Community Voices – a quick history

The Canberra Community Voices Choir started its life as the ABC 666 Community Choir.

The ABC 666 Community Choir was first formed as an occasional choir in 2006, originally under the care of Jenny Simpson.  After several changes in director, in the winter of 2007 we secured Ken Teoh, a wonderfully enthusiastic and dynamic conductor.  Under Ken, we became a permanent choir and our first major task was to participate in the Olympic Torch Relay Choir, combining with other choristers into a 400 strong choir in a most memorable event – a tribute to Ken’s charismatic directing.

Under Ken’s guidance the Choir continued to develop and sing songs of ever increasing complexity.  We regularly performed with up to 100 singers drawn from our wide membership base.  Our repertoire has increased and now includes songs from Indigenous, Pacific Islander, and gospel, stage-musical and pop styles, making it one of the most versatile choirs in Canberra.

Membership is open to anyone who enjoys singing and no auditions are required.