ABOUT

THE LYDIANS ARE NOW IN THEIR FIFTH DECADE

The Shoalhaven Lydian Singers choir was formed in 1976 by the late Don Dudgeon, to perform choral works, both sacred and secular. The initial choir of twelve voices soon established a reputation for excellence which has been our continuing aim.


Since those early days our membership has grown to over 60 voices. This has enabled us to perform large choral works, such as Mozart’s Mass in C, Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s magnificent oratorio Elijah, and Masses by Haydn and Schubert. Other concerts have included A Night On Broadway, Gilbert & Sullivan, A Night At the Opera and Berry Street Jazz. 


More recently we have performed 3 works by Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man, Stabat Mater & Stella Natalis. Other recent performances have included Goodall’s Eternal Light, Mozart’s Requiem, Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Faure’s Requiem, and many wonderful traditional & modern songs.


New members are always welcome, so if you enjoy singing and would like to join our choir, please contact us. We rehearse every Wednesday from 6.30 to 9pm, at the St Andrews Presbyterian Church Hall, Nowra. (Off the bottom end of Woolworths carpark)​​​

Our Musical Director – KATHARINA RAFFELSBERGER

Katharina is a conductor, singing teacher and singer trained in Classical and Contemporary styles of Music. She has a masters degree in vocal pedagogy from the University of Music & Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria. Katharina has performed professionally as a solo soprano in Europe, and in professional choirs in Europe and throughout South America. She conducted church and musical theatre choir in Austria. At present she is enjoying working with the Shoalhaven Lydian Singers and as singing teacher with the Music Suite in Sydney.

new members 

The Shoalhaven Lydian Singers are always happy to welcome new members.

We don’t have a formal audition and ask only that prospective members have a pleasing singing voice.

An ability to read music is helpful but not essential. We suggest that interested prospective members come along and sing with us for a few rehearsals so that we can see how we fit with each other’s needs.

Our rehearsals are 6.30pm to 9.00pm every Wednesday at St Andrews Church Hall, Nowra.

The choir is warm, friendly and supportive with a repertoire which covers both sacred and secular choral works such as madrigals, masses, show tunes and modern jazz (both ‘a Capella’ and with accompaniment).

Interested? Call Alison Friend on 0410 127 294 or Kerri Friend on 4448 7956.