Welcome to Wollongong Conservatorium
Positive Change Through Music

Apply Now

Adult Ensembles

Whether you are an orchestral player, singer or want to be part of a world music style ensemble we have a group for you.

We have a string group, an Orchestra, a community ‘band’ (Curious Rendition Orchestra) as well as Conchords – our adult community choir. Together they explore a wealth of music styles and perform across Wollongong and further afield. People love the social aspect of belonging to one of our Adult Ensembles as well as the expert music tuition they receive. The beauty of our adult ensembles is that they welcome and accommodate people of all different abilities, so pick up your instrument and come make music together.

Adult
Ensembles

***DO NOT REMOVE THIS**

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

Five Islands String Orchestra

DAY & TIME

Wednesday 6.00pm-7.30pm

AGE GROUP

Ages 18+

FEE

$99 per 9 week term

LEADER

Adrian Davis

COORDINATOR

David Rooney

For violin, viola, cello, and bass players aged 18 and over who are looking to strengthen their ensemble skills while connecting with other developing adult string players in the community.

This is a comprehensive class where participants will work towards a greater understanding of orchestral string playing. Although we focus on classical styles, participants can expect to play a wide range of styles throughout their time in the group.

Participants are required to have at least one year of experience on their instruments and be able to play a one octave D major, G major, and C major scale. This is an ideal opportunity for adult string players to gain invaluable ensemble experience while building connections in our local music community.

Curious Rendition Orchestra

DAY & TIME

Tuesday 7.00pm-8.30pm

AGE GROUP

Ages 18+

FEE

$99 per 9 week term

LEADERS

David Rooney

Mark Holder-Keeping

The Curious Rendition Orchestra or CROW was conceived in 2014 with a mission to offer a Con Artists style ensemble at a slower pace for inexperienced adult musicians and comeback players. Since then CROW has developed an identify of its own. The band has appeared at Coledale Markets, Red Point Artists ‘Art on The Grass’, Jam n Bread, The Illawarra Folk Festival, Viva La Gong, HONK! Oz Festival of Street Music and the Perisher Peak Music Festival.

The Conchords

DAY & TIME

Thursday 6.00pm-7.30pm

AGE GROUP

Ages 16+

FEE

$99 per 9 week term

LEADER

Trish Delaney-Brown

WollCon’s Community Choir The Conchords is a weekly dose of all the happy hormones that come from community, connection and joining together in song! The focus is on a positive rehearsal atmosphere that encourages each member to let their voice ring, and to feel comfortable stretching themselves across a range of material that embraces pop and gospel tunes to jazz, folk and musical theatre in a safe, supportive and joyful space.

The Conchords regularly perform at WollCon events and arrangements are provided along with practice tracks.

This is an un-auditioned community ensemble.

WollCon Chamber Choir

WollCon has plans to launch an adult, auditioned Chamber Choir which will explore choral music encompassing sacred and secular repertoire. The choir will be made up of 16 accomplished and experienced singers committed to achieving a stunning choral sound. The singers will be selected on the basis of their voice type, their reading ability and how well their voice will blend within the ensemble. It is anticipated that the Chamber Choir will perform seasonal music in both religious and non-religious settings.

COVID has prevented the establishment of the Chamber Choir but if you are interested in auditioning, please complete an application form and we will get in touch once the Chamber Choir is ready to be launched.

submit an application

Sign up to our mailing list

... to stay up-to-date with our 50th Birthday events as they unfold throughout 2022.

What's On
@ WollCon