Northern Choir Fest 2023 – choir registrations now open

Choirs are invited to register for the second annual Norther Choir Fest at the Darebin Arts Centre on Sunday 10th September. After last year’s inaugural event, we are back for a second year to celebrate community and school choirs in Melbourne’s north. Participation is free and includes a morning workshop for your members with acclaimed a cappella group Ginger and Tonic, and a showcase concert n the afternoon. Register now ! Registrations close on 28th July.

ARCappella returns for 2023 on 1st February

Welcome back to rehearsals in 2023! Registerations are now open for new and returning singers (current members do not need to re-register). All the information that you need can be found on our registration page We have updated our COVID-safe plan for 2023 with a lot fewer restrictions than the past 3 years.

Can’t wait to warm up the vocal cords with you all again 🙂

Christmas Choir 2022 Wed 26th October!

With Christmas barely 2 months away, it’s time to get back to that festive feeling and join ARCappella Christmas Choir 2022!

Commencing Wednesday 26th October 7:30pm for a 7-week season, including 2-4 performances including Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus as well as our usual favourites.

Sacred Heart School, Preston, Clifton Grove, Preston (just off Bell St).


See you there with bells on!

Northern Choir Fest Sunday 23rd October!

Free tickets are now available for the inaugural Northern Choir Fest Showcase hosted by ARCappella.

The Showcase will feature 5 local choirs including: ARCappella, ARC Children’s and Youth Choir, Louella, All of Us and The KeyTones Choir

Northcote Town Hall, 189 High Street Northcote

2:30-4pm Sunday 23rd October

In lieu of payment, we ask that you consider making a donation to Beyond Blue, our charity partner for this event, in their great and important work in supporting the mental health of all Australians.

Get your tickets here

Places are limited

Term 1 ARCappella: Wednesday 9th February, 7:30pm

Welcome back to ARCappella 2022! Even though COVID continues to affect life (it does feel somewhat like 2020 too 😛 ), we are planning to resume singing in-person and online from Wednesday 9th February, 7:30pm. As per last year, we are closely following the Victorian Government’s health directives and will make in-person rehearsals as safe and as fun as possible, while having Zoom rehearsals available for those who are not ready for group singing. We are still in the process of confirming venue availability (it’s still looking good for Sacred Heart Primary School, Preston) and working through our COVID-safe plan, so stay tuned for details that will be sent around as soon as more information becomes available. Looking forward to resuming with all our current, previous and new members, and after a really great Christmas term, we welcome back Marina Thacker as our wonderful ongoing choral director!

Introducing Marina Thacker – Choral Director

We are thrilled to confirm the appointment of Marina Thacker as ARCappella’s Choral Director. Marina commenced with us in Term 4 and comes with a wealth of experience as a community choir conductor/ musical director. Marina has conducted community choirs for over 20 years in Brisbane and we are looking forward to a long and fruitful partnership with her also. Welcome Marina!

See Marina’s bio here