Willoughby Symphony Choir is widely recognised as the region's finest community choir. Our choir exists under the auspices of Willoughby City Council and is partnered with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra with whom we perform regularly. Our repertoire comprises mainly classical works: oratorios, masses, requiems, operatic and symphonic works. As well as large-scale choral works, the Choir also performs a cappella and popular music.


Our Next Major Concerts

Willoughby Symphony Choir



2019 Eternity

Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and Choir

Saturday 6 April, 7pm
Sunday 7 April, 2pm

The Concourse

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Haydn: The Seasons
Sunday 6 May 2018
The Concourse
Review summary by Sydney Arts Guide:
Paul Nolan
This concert showcased Willoughby Symphony Choir and Willoughby Symphony Orchestra well... It also brought a key work of the oratorio canon to the audience as an interesting new or old favourite.
Review summary by classikON:
Tony Burke
This was quite an undertaking for the Orchestra and Chorus and they carried it with aplomb... The soloists excelled throughout and the combination of their clarity of voice and the fine translation by Paul McCreesh ensured that the audience could follow the action without rustling their programme notes. Overall, a feeling of exhilaration from the audience and performers alike. 


Handel: The Messiah
Monday 27 November 2017 
Review summary by Pacific Opera
Peter Ellis conducted the Willoughby Symphony Choir and Orchestra & Pacific Opera Artists in a wonderful and buoyant Messiah... celebrating the 275th birthday of this remarkable composition and the 85th birthday of the Killara Music Club... The Choir sang with gusto and oozed excitement, performing very well with some brisk tempos set by the Maestro. The Orchestra, led by David Saffir, played with equally matched energy...
Mendelssohn: Elijah
Sunday 22 May 2016
Review summary by Sydney Arts Guide:
Lynne Lancaster
This spectacular, magnificent performance of Mendelssohn’s ELIJAH almost lifted the roof off and set the concert hall at the Concourse alight. Under the enthusiastic, energetic baton of Maestro Peter Ellis Willoughby Symphony and Willoughby Choir combined for a thrilling oratorio... This was a very exciting concert that, at times, gave me goosebumps. 

Sing with us!  

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Welcome to Willoughby Symphony Choir, founded in 1973 and one of Australia's finest community choirs. You will have a very enjoyable time singing and making fine music with us! 

If you would like to sing with Willoughby Symphony Choir, please click here on Join Us for more information and an on-line form where you can apply for an audition. 

WSC Christmas CD:

Joyful & Triumphant 

Willoughby Symphony Choir and Orchestra Christmas CD will make a wonderful Christmas gift. Its 15 tracks comprise traditional and Australian carols as well as special Christmas music, highlighted by Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on Christmas Carols. An 18-page booklet is enclosed, full of details about the delightful music and the choir and performers.
This CD is only $20 plus postage. Buy it HERE.

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