The Mornington Peninsula Chorale is a Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass community choir.

We perform an annual Oratorio with the FSO as well as singing at the FSO Proms concert and presenting a Christmas concert.

Formed in 1979, it boasts 90 members and is growing rapidly.

The Mornington Peninsula Chorale involves many members who also perform in many of these local and city based choirs.

  • St Peters, Mornington. St Macartens, Mornington. St James the Less, Mt Eliza. St Thomas More, Mt Eliza. And Friends of Anglican Music Choir (FOAM).
  • U3A Choirs, Mornington and Frankston.
  • Australian Welsh Male Choir (AWMC).
  • Melbourne Bach Choir.
  • Kew Philharmonic Chamber Choir.
  • Mornington Musicale.
  • Victorian Opera Chorus.
  • Voices of Frankston.
  • CWA Ladies Choir Frankston.
  • Mayfair Singers.
  • Just Harmony.
  • LGL Singers, Red Hill.
  • The Mornington Peninsula Chorale provides an opportunity for members of choirs all over the Peninsula to come together once a year to perform a major choral work. The choir formed in 1978. Our concerts include major religious works as well as various opera choruses, and one concert without orchestra.

    Our Musical Director is Tom Buchanan who has directed the choir since 2010.

    – Tom Buchanan

    The choir rehearses on Tuesday Nights in Frankston at St Paul’s School, Minimbah Court.

    Some of the musical pieces performed by the Mornington Peninsula Choral include:
    Requiem (Mozart), Requiem (Faure), The Creation (Haydn), St Cecilia Mass (Gounod), Zadoc The Priest, The King Shall Rejoice (Handel), Triumphal March from Aida (Verdi).


    The MPC perform in New York in 2017

    The Administration and Governance arrangements for the Choir are managed by the general committee of the Frankston Music Society, which manages both the Choir and Orchestra.

    In addition to the General Committee, a Choir Committee manages all practical details for the Mornington Peninsula Chorale.

    To contact the choir convenor, contact Judi McKee on (03) 5975 1030 (After Hours) or
    Frankston Music Society, PO Box 228, Frankston, Victoria 3199.

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    FMS 50th Anniversary Concerts


    Carmina Burana

    When Carl Orff penned those first notes of “O Fortuna”, a hymn to the wildly capricious Roman goddess of fortune, he had no idea it would become one of the most recognised pieces of music of the 20th century.

    While Carmina Burana remains the only major work in his catalog, it has gone on to become a favourite of choirs and orchestras and yes, even film directors. The work draws its inspiration from 11th, 12th and 13th century Latin texts poeticising clerical satire to vagabond songs. This phantasmal and monolithic work is a delight to behold, and we are glad to bring it to the stage at the Frankston Arts Centre as part of our 50th year anniversary concert series.

    Carmina Burana Latin to English Translation

    Featured artists

    Robert Barbaro tenor, Raphael Wong baritone and Emily Burke soprano. Also the Australian Youth Choir.