Community Choral Project
The City of Joondalup will continue to be guided by the Federal Government and Department of Health WA (DoH) in relation to appropriate responses relating to the COVID-19/Coronavirus issue. With this in mind, the City has cancelled the 2020 Joondalup Festival which will include the Community Choral Project.
The Community Choral Project is a community arts project open to all members of the community, in particular those people who have always wanted to sing in a choir but never dared. The project aims to bring members of the community together to work on a production that is showcased at the Joondalup Festival.
Each year the City contracts a musical director to conduct the community choir. The choir come together to rehearse for approximately eight weeks leading to a final performance at the Joondalup Festival. The choir is made up of amateur, semi-professional singers and music enthusiasts. It is a great opportunity to meet other singers in the northern corridor of Perth and challenge yourself to learn repertoire you have not sung before.
In 2019, Musical and Creative Director Matt Reuben James Ward has unearthed resonating stories from community members based on the songs that inspired them. Selected from over 50 songs, the community choir of 240 will took audience members on a stroll down memory lane, as Ward put his distinctive spin on favourites by The Beatles, Crowded House, Eric Clapton, The Monkees and more.
- 2013 – Banuru Songs, composed by Alberto Caruso to a text by Vivienne Glance (world premiere)
- 2014 – Back to Barbershop! Devised by Carole Macintyre and Bill McAllister of MacMusiCo
- 2015 – West End Wonder, musical direction by Jangoo Chapkhana
- 2016 – A Hard Day’s Night, musical direction by Jangoo Chapkhana
- 2017 – Fiesta! Musical direction by Jangoo Chapkhana
- 2018 – The Music of Queen, musical direction by Jangoo Chapkhana
- 2019 – Resonating Stories, Shining Songs musical and creative direction by Matt Reuben Ward