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Serena Van Der Kuil, Anna Wright with choir mascot Jock, Chris Durrant, Maureen de la Harpe and Christine Hillan.

More than two decades in harmony

The Swan Harmony Singers are celebrating their 21st anniversary with a concert this month.

Join the choir for a performance at Darlington Hall on Sunday, October 14, followed by an afternoon tea complete with birthday cake.

The choir was formed in May 1997 by a small group who met in Oliver’s Old Time Music Hall in Guildford.

The group performed at the 1998 World Swimming Championships opening ceremony in Perth, then known as the Swan Community Choir.

Since then Swan Harmony Singers have performed at a range of venues and at the Mundaring Anzac Day Service each year.

Musical director Richard Braham has led the choir since 2004, having previously accompanied the choir as pianist.

Choir chairwoman Anna Wright said the program featured jazz, pop and classical numbers including the Beach Boys’ hit Kokomo, Feelin’ Good, made famous by Nina Simone, Charles Trenet’s ballad I Wish you Love, and the spiritual Wade in the Water.
“For this special occasion, the choir will also be reprising numbers that have become firm favourites for members over the years, including Fields of Gold, the Carpenters’ Yesterday Once More, Adele’s Skyfall, and Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah,” she said.

The choir rehearses Wednesdays from 7pm to 9pm in the Salvation Army Church on Morrison Road, Swan View.

They welcome new members with no previous musical experience necessary.

For more information or to book call Anna Wright on 9299 7249.

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