Community Choir

2019 Yack Folk Festival performance – photo credit to Tom Millar


Just a reminder that registrations are now open for the 2024 Arts Yackandandah Folk Festival Choir.

We have a team of four to lead the choir this year. Leanne Murphy will be leading the adult choir, bringing with her years of experience leading community singing groups and workshops. She’ll be assisted by Chris McGorlick, who will be fulfilling a similar role to 2023.

The children’s choir will be formalised and expanded this year, under the direction of Aaron Silver. Aaron has led the adult choir in previous years, and in 2024 will be using his experience as a primary school music educator to a establish a more formalised children’s choir.

Head to to register, or read on for more details about the choir.
We look forward to seeing you at the first rehearsal from 2 – 4pm Sunday 4 February. We will be running a tight schedule to maximise our two hours so please come ready to start at 2pm. If you have any questions or need to sort out registration, please come after 1.30pm as we will have card facilities so we can help you register.
Please note that we do not offer cash payment, but you can deposit directly into the Arts Yack WAW bank account if this is your preference – email if you would like bank details (cost below – please use your surname in your deposit and email us to notify of your registration so you can be added to the email list).

Choir commitments:
– No auditions- our choir is inclusive and welcoming of all ages and singing abilities
– Children welcome – the repertoire includes songs that engage and showcase kids’ skills
– Rehearsals at Yackandandah Town Hall 2-4pm every Sunday through February (Sundays 4,11,18 and 25 February) and March 2023 (Sundays 3,10 and 17 March)
– Two final rehearsals Yackandandah Town Hall 7-9pm Wednesday 15 and 22 March 2023 (day of the week TBC by choir leaders)
– Choir performance is on Sunday 26 March at midday (plus a morning rehearsal) in the Yackandandah Public Hall. Entry is free to this venue, but it fills up very quickly!

To register for choir, you must also have Arts Yackandandah membership:
– $60 for single membership (includes $40 Choir membership + $20 Arts Yack membership)
– $80 for family membership (includes $50 Choir membership + $30 Arts Yack membership)
– If cost is a barrier to participating in the choir, please get in touch as we don’t want anyone to miss out and there are always other ways you can contribute (email us at

Registrations for choir close at the end of January 2023, so make sure you sign up before then. After this date you will only receive updates about choir if you are registered. Please get in touch at if you have any pressing questions before this time 

Join the Arts Yackandandah Folk Festival Choir Facebook page for more updates, pics and info about the choir

A final note: if you are already an Arts Yack member i.e. you have paid a membership fee in the last 6 months and you are having trouble signing up to choir, please email as Arts Yack cannot automatically add a choir registration to an existing Arts Yack membership. One of the Arts Yack team will advise how to add your choir membership.
See you all Sunday 4 February!


Choir members need to join Arts Yackandandah and opt to pay an additional choir fee of $40 for a Single Choir Membership or $50 for a Family Choir Membership.

Click Here to join the Community Choir and Arts Yackandandah

2024 Arts Yack Folk Festival Choir committee – Meg Engel, Julia Brinsdon-Farr, Bill Buchanan and Michelle Croker

Further information

Choir leader Aaron Silver working with the junior choir members 2019