For the Joy of Singing the Classics is an initiative of one of our choristers, Anne Pilgrim.

Here is your chance to be part of a choir performing one of the great choral works. There are no auditions, and music is handed out at the door.

Most sessions are held at St Luke’s Uniting Church, Cnr Barrabool & Scenic Rds, Highton from 2.00pm to 5.00 pm.

Cost is $15 inclusive of all music and afternoon tea.

Enquiries:, mob: 0412 524 316.


  • CANCELLED – Sunday 5 April Tom Healey, Dvorak Mass in D with Terry Norman
  • CANCELLED – Sunday 12 July Anne Pilgrim, Beethoven Mass in C with John Bumford
  • CANCELLED – Sunday 4 October Allister Cox (G&S)


Past Singing the Classics events:

Our 2019 program included:

  • Sunday April 7 at 2pm at St Luke’s, Highton, Carmina Burana, with Tom Healey.
  • Sunday July 7 at 2pm at St Luke’s, Highton, choruses from Handel’s Messiah, Allister Cox.
  • Sunday October 6 at 2pm at St Luke’s, Highton, John Rutter – Mass of the Children, with Stephen Brockman.

Our 2018 program included:

  • Opera Choruses – Mar 18, 2018 – Daryl Barclay, accompanied by Hugh Davidson
  • Gilbert & Sullivan Choruses – Jun 10, 2018 – Allister Cox, accompanied by Sonoka Miyake
  • Dona Nobis Pacem (R Vaughan Williams) – Aug 12, 2018 – Wesley Church, 100 Yarra Street, Geelong,- Anne Pilgrim, accompanied by Kristine Mellens

Our 2017 program included:

  • March 19 – Rutter Requiem with Tom Healey conductor and Sonoka Miyake accompanist
  • June 11 – Mozart Requiem with Malcolm John conductor and Anne Pilgrim accompanist
  • October 22 – Brahms Requiem with Manfred Pohlenz conductor and Selmo Carreira accompanist

Our 2016 program included:

  • Sunday 20 March: Jodie Townsend conductor and Regina Thomae accompanist: Vivaldi Gloria
  • Sunday 19 June: John Stubbings conductor  and Anne Pilgrim accompanist: choruses from light opera, including Die Fledermaus
  • Sunday 23 October: Allister Cox conductor and Frank De Rosso accompanist: Gounod St Cecilia Mass

Our 2015 program included:

  • Sunday October 11 2015 J Haydn – Mass in Time of War.
    Conducted by Allister Cox.
  • Sunday March 22 2015 J S Bach – Jesu Meine Freude.
    Conducted by Anne Pilgrim.
    Held at Wesley Church, 100 Yarra St, Geelong for this event ONLY

Our 2014 program included:

  • A Ramirez – Misa Criolla
    Conducted by Jodie Townsend, Director of Music, Geelong Grammar School.
  • J S Bach – Mass in B Minor
    Conducted by Graham Abbott, ABC FM presenter of ‘Keys to Music’.

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