Dec 182023

Our Choir

Our Choir meets on Saturday afternoons at Old Eltham Courthouse under the leadership of Lyndsey Byrnes.

Dec 092023

On 9th December, our Choir held another concert at St Vincent’s Aged Care, with the residents joining in with many of the numbers. The group received positive feedback and management are keen for them to return, stating that it made a big difference to the residents’ day. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed afternoon tea.

In the photo, from left to right: Ed Millar, Bill Naim, Anne Byrnes, Lindsay Byrnes (conductor), Catherine Lazer, Beverley Boardman, Aileen Jones, Wendy Hamer (accompanist) and Sue Bailey.

Jul 222023

 On 22nd July, our newly formed Choir gave their first concert at St Vincent’s Aged Care. Wearing the U3A colours of blue and gold, the group’s performance was well received by about 35 residents. Watch this video.

Thanks to our choir members Aileen Jones, Anne Byrnes, Bill Naim, Catherine Lazer (dance routine), Clare Dunlop, Grant Strachan, Lindsay Byrnes (conductor), Sue Bailey, Wendy Hames (accompanist) and Wendy Morris.

The Choir will be performing at the same venue again on Saturday, 9th December. They would welcome any new members and there will be ample time to learn the tunes prior to Christmas so all that is required is a love of singing.

Mar 182023

The group is currently enjoying singing a wide range of easy to sing popular songs that have mostly been suggested by members of the choir. These include such rollicking tunes as the Wild Rover, The Wellerman, The Rainbow Connection, Any Dream will Do plus evergreens Oh What a Beautiful Morning and Sweet Caroline. The choir warms up to a fun rendition of My Friend the Witchdoctor, and even have a theme song with words adapted from Blow’in in the Wind, whose chorus ends with “the answer is, my friend, to join a U3A – the Nillumbik U3A”.