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Energised Espresso Chorus brews new talent

A no-audition policy means anything but low standards for the Leichhardt Espresso Chorus, which says it is as robust and vigorous as its namesake beverage. Choir director Lliane Clarke is preparing the open-to-anyone group for a whimsical, comedic concert in Leichhardt this month. “While we are [community-based] and we are audition-free, we quest for absolute […]

Can you spare a dime? Choir reaches out

Parkinson’s disease may have robbed Phil Ranch of his speech, but not his singing voice. Every Thursday afternoon, his wife Sue drops him off at the Rozelle Neighbourhood Centre for choir rehearsal. He has been attending for a year and a half Ms Ranch says it is "the highest spot" in his week. "They look […]