Hummingsong Choirs are a network of 8 womens a cappella choirs, with over 500 members, situated across eight locations within Sydney’s Northern Beaches, North Shore, Eastern Suburbs and now also in Melbourne. Demand for our choirs is high and we are continually looking for new locations to expand.
Anna Humberstone is the Founder and Artistic Director of our wonderful community and she works alongside five other passionate conductors. Our choirs offer women a vibrant opportunity to sing for fun and nourish their souls.
Non-audtioned and non-exclusive, these wonderful musical communities sing, laugh and grow together. We have a variety of performances throughout the year, which can be at local venues, festivals, care homes and once a year, all of our choirs come together to participate in our annual concert (see Upcoming Events for details on our 2020 performances).
Hummingsong Choirs are committed to raising both awareness and funds for women and children escaping domestic violence. We raise funds through our events for the charities that we support and in recent years we've raised over $180,000 for local women’s refuges. We are passionate about supporting the prevention of domestic violence and those affected by it.
Our choirs are 'community choirs' and we never forget that the word 'community' is also the most important. We practice and perform our music to the best of our abilities, but always make sure that we're having fun and enjoying one another’s company more than anything else. Singing is a great way to join a community and make friends, it’s also been scientifically proven to improve your health and well-being.
While many of our members have dabbled in music all their lives in some capacity, others have embraced singing for the first time by joining one of our choirs. Reading music is not a requirement as music can be learned by ear. The choir is open to all adults of all experiences and our choirs are non-auditioned.
We currently have over 500 keen singers across our choirs and our numbers continue to grow. The weekly sing has become the high point of the week for many members.
Our amazing conductors are highly qualified music educators who are dynamic and passionate about Hummingsong. They bring years of experience and limitless energy to their choirs.
Whatever kind of music you like, you’ll probably experience it at a Hummingsong Choir. Drawing from a wide range of styles, across the centuries, from rennaissance to soul and pop classics, through African spirituals to jazz standards. – there will be something for everyone.
Much of the Hummingsong repertoire has been specially arranged, or commissioned, for the choir by both our team and our talented, adventurous choir members who provide us with some unique music to perform.