Mission Statement

The Perth Choral Institute’s objective is to provide first class education to singers in a variety of styles. Through doing this, PCI aims to forge links between all major vocal ensembles and educational institutions within the State of Western Australia.

There are two principal methods that the Perth Choral Institute will use to provide this education: Choral Courses for young people and an ongoing series of PCI Boot Camps for the wider community.

Through these two different styles of learning experience, WA singers of all ages and genres will have the opportunity to develop their singing skills, forge friendships with like-minded people in their community, and build self-confidence in their abilities, all the while having fun.

Hugh Lydon

Musical Director

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The Hong Kong Course run by The Oxford and Cambridge Singing School is nearly upon us, which means that the Perth Course is not far behind!!

Have you enrolled yet? There is still time!! Tag a friend who needs to know about this exciting opportunity for young singers.

The OXFORD & CAMBRIDGE SINGING SCHOOL - ST JOHN'S CATHEDRAL, APRIL 3-6 (EXCLUDING 5TH) We are delighted to announce that The Oxford & Cambridge Singing School will be coming to Hong Kong in April 2018. Established at Cambridge University in 2013, The Oxford and Cambridge Singing School now runs hugely popular singing courses throughout the UK, focusing on beautiful choral music, singing technique, music theory and history. Their courses are for children aged 7-13. Based at St John’s Cathedral, the course will include whole-group singing, small group vocal coaching, music appreciation, music games and exercise to improve sight-reading, music history and much more. Each day concludes with an informal concert, which families are invited to attend. The Spring course in Hong Kong will be led by Dr Edward Wickham (Director of Music, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge), Tom Allery (Director of Music, Worcester College, Oxford) and Felix Yeung (Director of Music, St John’s Cathedral, Hong Kong), all of whom have considerable experience working with children’s voices at the highest level. Music for this course will include music by Handel, Bach, Pergolesi and Benjamin Britten. For more information, see www.oxbridgsingingschool.com

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The Perth Choral Institute originated as the initiative of Matthew Hughes, former Principal of John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School. The school has a long tradition of supporting the Arts in young people, particularly in the field of choral music. Over the years, many JSRACS students were fortunate to be sent on courses around the world, including those held in Eton, UK.

It was felt that a similar experience to these should be nurtured within WA, which may allow a wider group of singers to experience what it is like to be part of a high level ensemble. As a result, the Perth Choral Institute was founded in 2017.

John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School

John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School