MonUCS Goes Green for Cherubfest 2017

This year marks the Monash University Choral Society (MonUCS)’s 55th Birthday. Cherubfest is a celebration of MonUCS’ anniversary and is held every 5 years at Easter. It is a (long) weekend of singing, socialising and shenanigans to be held from 14 to 17 April 2017 (Easter Weekend).

As the 55th anniversary is traditionally emerald, we cordially invite you to join us for… Four Short Days in the Emerald City

This Cherubfest’s concert repertoire is Gloria – Vivaldi; Hallelujah Chorus – Handel; MonUCS Songbook selections – various & traditional

More details about Cherubfest can be found on the dedicated Cherubfest 2017 Website

If you don’t need any more info you can REGISTER NOW through our online form

Terminus – A collaboration between Habeas Chorus, Melbourne Lawyers’ Orchestra, and Monash University Choral Society

Terminus poster

As part of Law Week 2016, BottledSnail Productions proudly presents Terminus in an epic collaboration between Habeas Chorus, Melbourne Lawyers’ Orchestra, and Monash University Choral Society.

Hosted in the beautiful surrounds of St Paul’s Cathedral, Terminus features Mozart’s Requiem conducted by Robert Dora and the Melbourne premiere of Dan Walker’s Australian work Last Verses conducted by Dan Walker.

Terminus is a celebration of life; rallying against the idea of death, but not necessarily the idea of dying. It is at times resigned, earnest and heartfelt, at others achingly poignant and hauntingly beautiful.

For group bookings (8 or more) and ticketing information go to

Matinee: 3pm
Evening concert: 7pm
Tickets: $35 full / $25 conc / $30 group (8 or more) + bf

Please ensure you select that you heard about this concert from the Monash University Choral Society!

We look forward to seeing you at 3pm or 7pm on Saturday, 21 May 2016 at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Christmas…with a difference!


In MonUCS’ ‘Christmas…with a difference!’, the choir will traverse a variety of joyous, reverent, fun, and seasonal works from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The traditional choral and Christmas repertoire will include Maybrick’s stirring The Holy City (“Jerusalem”), Adam’s picturesque O Holy Night, Monk’s absolutely beautiful Abide With Me, and music from J. S. Bach’s Christmas Cantata Gloria in Excelsis Deo. The ‘difference’ will come with performance of P.D.Q. Bach’s tongue-in-cheek A Consort of Choral Christmas Carols, Loesser’s ‘crooning classic’ Baby It’s Cold Outside, as well as fun arrangements of many well known Christmas carols and themed songs in the Christmas Old Lang Syne.

5pm, Saturday 12th December at Ormond Uniting Church (264 Booran Rd., Ormond VIC [map])

Tickets: $25/20

MonUCS presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Gondoliers

GondoliersFrom Venezia to Barataria, a story of great love and even greater confusion. The beautiful Casilda travels to Venice to be reunited with her husband and king, only to discover he is lost… sort of. His Royal Highness is surely, most definitely one of two dashing Gondoliers. Meanwhile, sweet contadine, Tessa and Gianetta are delighted and then distraught to discover one of them too, has married the monarch.

With a clitter and a clatter, and a pitter and a patter, join the Monash University Choral Society as we dance a cachucha and present Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers.

Saturday, 19th September, 7:30 PM

Phoenix Theatre, 101 Glenhuntly Road, Melbourne, Australia 3184

Ticket prices are $20 concession and $30 full fee. Please note that seating is allocated, so buy your tickets as soon as possible HERE

European Wonders

European WondersFor its first performance in an enticing series of concert for 2015, the choir will traverse the magical splendour of Vaughan Williams’ In Windsor Forest, the ethereal beauty and intensity of Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque, the intriguing and rambunctious cycle of Gyspy Songs by Brahms, as well as the beautifully crafted Missa Brevis St Joannis de Deo (the “Little Organ Mass”) by Haydn. This evening of beautiful music will see the choir joined by a string orchestra and MonUCS’ new chief conductor, Robert Dora.

Tickets available at

FULL $30


The Choral Comedy Classic

Something for everyone, a comedy tonight!

On Friday, October 24th join the Monash University Choral Society as we tickle your funny bones with the CHORAL COMEDY CLASSIC. You’ll laugh, cry tears of laughter then laugh some more as we perform the hilarious music of The Producers, PDQ Bach, Spamalot and much more!

Conducted by Patrick Burns and with one show only this is a gigglefest that is not to be missed.


142 Drummond Street
Oakleigh, VIC

$25 Full, $15 Conc



Meet the soloists: Michael Lampard

Melbourne-based baritone Michael Lampard is emerging as one of Australia’s leading young operatic performers and recitalists. Born in Tasmania he studied with Suzanne Ortuso and graduated with a Master of Music degree from the University of Tasmania. He regularly appears in major Australian centres, as well as in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia. His vast repertoire includes more than 50 operas and oratorios as well as the majority of the standard recital repertoire including the song cycles of Schubert, Schumann, Matthew Dewey, Ian Venables and Gerald Finzi to name a few. In 2012 he formed ‘Zenith’ with pianist Rhodri Clarke to explore the song repertoire from the 19th to the 21st Centuries. Michael has recently worked with Melbourne Opera, Lyric Opera of Melbourne and the Forest Collective and as a chorister for Opera Australia and Victorian Opera. Michael is also an experienced choral, operatic and orchestral conductor, composer and voice teacher having taught privately, in Tasmanian schools and at the University of Tasmania. For more information about Michael and upcoming performances, visit

Michael Lampard is a soloist for The Music Maker: A Tribute to John Hopkins.


Meet the soloists: Margaret Haggart

Margaret Haggart studied with Antonio Moretti-Pananti, gaining amateur performance experience with Victorian Opera Co., which became Victoria State Opera.

In 1972 her professional career began in UK, with Welsh National Opera, singing Queen of Night (Flute) & Gilda (Rigoletto).  Principal roles followed with ENO, Scottish Op., Opera North, English Music Theatre, R.Albert Hall Prom Concerts & BBC Radio & TV.  She performed with Nancy Opera & the Orange Festival in France, and Santiago Opera in Chile.

Home in Melbourne from 1984, she appeared with VSO, all State Companies, Opera Australia, most major Festivals, most Symphony Orchestras, and ABC simulcasts locally, and worked in NZ., Italy, Singapore & USA.

Repertoire of over 90 roles include the title roles of Merry Widow, Butterfly, Traviata, Katja Kabhanova, Lucrezia Borgia & Turandot; Verdi’s Abigaille (Nabucco), Lady Macbeth, Leonora(Trovatore), Helene (le Vepres Sicilienne); Mozart’s Fiordiligi(Cosi) Konstanze(Seraglio), Donn’Anna (Giovanni), Vitellia (Clemenza) Elettra (Idomeneo); and Premieres of works by Barry Conyngham, Graeme Koehne & Alan Johns.

She has been nominated several times, and been awarded 3 Green Room Awards.

Margaret Haggart is a soloist for The Music Maker: A Tribute to John Hopkins.


Michael began singing with the Australian Boys Choir at age 9, and continues to sing with male a cappella ensemble The Vocal Consort. As a chorister, he has sung with the National Youth Choir of Australia, Consort of Melbourne and the Adelaide Chamber Singers. Most recently, Michael’s male quartet Tacet won The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Chamber Music Competition and have gone on to become finalists on The Talent with 3MBS. In addition to choral and chamber singing, Michael has sung with the Victorian Opera Chorus, most recently in their production of La Traviata. He graduated from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in 2013.

Michael Edwards is a soloist for The Music Maker: A Tribute to John Hopkins.