Eneksis

The Eneksis choir from the West Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) has a reputation as one of Australia’s finest ensembles.  Directed by WAAPA’s Director of Choral Studies Micheal McCarthy, Eneksis continues to dazzle audiences despite changing line ups each year as students pass through.  Dunsborough SongFest has been lucky to have Eneksis as a constant supporter of the festival.  Make sure you catch them on Saturday night and look out around town on Saturday morning as they may pop-up in a shopping centre near you…

Micheal will also take his popular Saturday morning workshop where you can join the choir as they go through warm up routines and preparations to sing.  Absolute must do.

Annika Moses / Nika Mo

Annika is the busiest person at SongFest!   She first came to our attention as a member of the Eneksis WAAPA choir and last year also was part of the wonderful Darling ensemble.  This year we asked Annika to present a workshop (dont miss it!) and also by the way she is filling in for Ko-Ko too.  And Eneksis is here too of course!

Nika Mo is Annika’s folk project and for the Dunsborough Song Festival 2019 she brings a set of intricate a cappella arrangements of folk originals. Performing entirely solo, Annika uses a loop pedal to create weaving vocal harmonies, laying a bed for her honest lyrics that find poeticism in the Perth mundane. Her appearance at Fairbridge Festival last year left the crowd ‘silent for the most part, totally enthralled by her storytelling abilities and sweet voice,’ (X-Press Magazine).

Ball Point Penguins

Rated as one of Perth’s top 10 novelty trio’s, Dunsborough SongFest will sadly be the swan song for this beloved group.  Tim Fisher, Colleen Dixon and Kerry Egan are rumoured to be hanging up their tuxedo’s.  Let’s send them out in style!

Madjitil Moorna

Founded in 2006, Madjitil Moorna Choir is an all-inclusive community choir singing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander songs, led by Aboriginal performers.

This unique choir performs across WA – in communities and schools, workplaces and at private functions – singing, learning, healing ~ bringing cultures together.
Be prepared to get involved as you experience Madjitil Moorna!

The Mighty Camelot Chorale

The Mighty Camelot Chorale is a community based choir based in Mosman Park. We sing for fun and friendship. The choir rehearses at Alf Adams Pavilion in Mosman Park on Thursday evenings throughout the year and no audition is required. The repertoire ranges from gospel and folk through to rock and pop with an emphasis on well-known and uplifting songs. The Mighty Camelot Chorale is approaching it’s twentieth year and is co-directed by Jenny Simpson and Peter Smith.

Working Voices

Working Voices Choir sings the issues: First formed in 1989 as a union choir, it maintains links to the labour movement, singing at May Day rallies, Society for the Study of Labour History events, etc. Over the years, the choir has broadened its repertoire to include songs, rendered with passion, about social justice, refugees, the environment, climate change, and more. Working Voices Choir participates enthusiastically in music festivals.

Strike A Chord

We are a sassy group of ladies who love to sing and have fun doing it!
Originally formed some 15 plus years ago from within the bosom of The Rossmoyne Community Singers. Strike a Chord has blossomed and flourished under the direction of our highly accomplished musical director and Harry Oliff and accompanist Jackson Griggs. The group have enjoyed singing at a number of events, including weddings and concerts and recently enjoyed a weekend in Kalgoorlie for the Desert Heart SongFest and supporting Christine Anu recently for her Aretha Franklin Tribute Tour.

Rossmoyne Community Choir

Rossmoyne Community Singers are a ladies choir and celebrating their 21st birthday this year! They started out as a mixed choir but by attrition became ladies only!! The only blokes allowed at their rehearsal each week are their Musical Director – the fabulous Harry Oliff and super talented accompanist Jackson Griggs!! So, unlike most choirs, they’re not looking for blokes to join them but would happily welcome any ladies who would like to come along and sing in 3 and 4 part harmony.

A Cappella West

ACW, its directors and teams are passionate about the art form, teaching and training in the barbershop style, as well as supporting the community and nurturing members, with an injection of fun. The success of the chorus is ultimately based on the commitment and passion from its leaders and members and taking the joy of performing to the audience.

Menagerie

One wintry day in 2013, a call went out to Perth’s indie-pop lovers: ‘let’s make a choir!’