This is our song...
Formed in 2013, our choir is made up of women in diverse stages of their lives. Our singers are university students, career women, business owners and mothers of young children. Most singers in the ensemble have been involved in good school or university choirs or have taken private voice lessons. All have a passion for singing choral literature of artistic merit and happily embrace the many different musical styles we undertake - classical, folk, show tunes, spirituals, sacred, contemporary and works by Australian composers. We aim to develop culturally active young women through community service work such as singing at seniors’ homes and hospitals. The choir enjoys promoting the Moonee Valley community through participation in local events and in the wider Victorian region. Performances include choral festivals, eisteddfods, collaborative concerts with the Essendon Choral Society, weddings, Christmas functions and occasional worship services.
The Grace Notes Singers relies on community grants and local engagements to support its growth. Donations are warmly welcomed with gratitude and gracious singing. If you wish to donate, we will be eternally grateful for your support.
Bank details: Grace Notes Singers Inc BSB: 633 000 Acc: 149859282
All cheques payable to Grace Notes Singers Incorporated.
One of the original Grace Notes Singers configurations.
Ed Chan is a classical pianist who recently graduated from the Master of Music (Performance Teaching) program at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Prior to that, Ed studied in the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, and had the privilege of receiving the tutelage of Maestro Lim Yau (ex-conductor of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra) and Young Artist Award Winner, Dr. Zechariah Goh.
Prior to his relocation to Melbourne, Ed was the Resident Choral Conductor of Hwa Chong Voices, an appointment he had assumed since 2008. He has also served as the resident conductor to Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) Choir, Anderson Secondary School Choir and Assumption English School Choir.
Ed’s love for vocal and choral music extends to his work as an accompanist. In 2015, he was awarded the best accompanist prize in an academy-wide vocal competition. He also worked as a rehearsal accompanist with the Singapore Symphony Children’s Chorus.
Ed remains active as a vocalist, singing as a tenor with the newly established Hamer Singers, and performing professionally with Melbourne's top all-male A Cappella group, Suade.
The Grace Notes Singers win first prize at the 2014 Eisteddfod by the Bay, Moorabbin.