2019 Concerts

Festive Celebrations


Sunday, 15th December 2019, 4pm
Winthrop Hall, UWA

The UWA Choral Society joins forces with the Perth Undergraduate Choral Society, St Barnabas Choir and a full orchestra for this celebratory musical event. Featuring a rarely performed Oratorium by the prodigious musician and composer, Fanny Mendelssohn (sister to composer, Felix Mendelssohn), and other great choral works including Vivaldi’s Gloria and some much loved Christmas carols, this concert is a festive season must see.

Pack a picnic and join the choir following the performance by the Reflection Pond for more music, fun and festivities.

PUCS: The Musical!


Sunday 11th August 2019, 4pm
Perth Modern School, Beasley Auditorium, 90 Roberts Road Subiaco

PUCS is proud to be performing all the best songs from your favourite musicals and Broadway shows. Including songs from Matilda, Wicked, West Side Story, Les Miserables, and many more! Come join in the fun and celebrate a love of music with us!

An afternoon tea will also be available

Choralfest 2019

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Sunday 14th April, 12.30pm and 2.30pm
Fremantle Hotel, 6 High St, Fremantle WA

PUCS is proud to announce we will be doing two performances at this years' Choralfest, hosted in the lovely city of Fremantle. It is a celebration of choral music, bringing together choirs from across Australia, and we are honored to be a part of the festival this year. Choralfest involves workshops, presentations, debates, rehearsals, performances and more! Check out the official website for more information!

We will be performing some of our best and favourite pieces to showcase the talent of PUCS. Join us for such pieces as The Ballard of Sweeney Todd, Abendlied, and The Barber of Seville Overture.

2018 Concerts

A Light in the Dark

light in the dark

Saturday, 13th October 2018, 6pm
Wesley Church, 97 William St, Perth

The Perth Undergraduate Choral Society presents "A Light in the Dark". Listen to composers through the ages conjure a magical journey of shadow and light. Be dazzled by the shimmering luminescence of Eric Whitacre, Thomas Tallis and J. S. Bach. Be chilled by the moving depths of Susan LaBarr, Morten Lauridsen, and Gabriel Fauré's Requiem. This will be a performance of truly beautiful choral music.

Invictus: Freedom is Coming

guilty pleasures

SOLD OUT- Saturday, 26st May 2018, 3pm
Mt Hawthorn Main Hall, 197 Scarborough Beach Road, Mt Hawthorn

ENCORE PERFORMANCE- Sunday, 17th June 2018, 7pm
Mt Hawthorn Main Hall, 197 Scarborough Beach Road, Mt Hawthorn

The Perth Undergraduate Choral Society, Agelink Theatre and African Oz Drum ’n’ Dance join forces to present a tribute to one of the 20th century's greatest visionaries - Nelson Mandela. “Invictus: Freedom is Coming” will explore the story of apartheid in South Africa, Mandela’s struggle for justice for his people and the power of music as a force for social change. Featuring the spoken word, African and contemporary choral music and hypnotic drumming, this inspiring performance is not to be missed!

2017 Concerts

Guilty Pleasures

guilty pleasures

Saturday, 21st October 2017, 3pm
Perth Modern School, 90 Roberts Road, Subiaco, WA 6008

Join PUCS as they delve into the Guilty Pleasures that keep you coming back for more. Featuring the classics beloved by choirs and shower soloists alike, including Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody", Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", The Beatles' "Blackbird" and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz. We guarantee to get you humming along with your toes tapping, so join us for an afternoon of unabashed musical gratification!

An afternoon tea will also be available

Into The Heavens

Into The Heavens

Sunday, 14th May 2017, 2pm
City Of South Perth Civic Centre, Sandgate St Cnr South Tce South Perth

The Perth Undergraduate Choral Society and the South Side Symphony Orchestra present 'Into the Heavens'. A collaborative event that celebrates celestial works such as Holst's 'The Planets', Parry's 'Blest Pair of Sirens' and Gjeilo's 'Dark Night of the Soul'.

A Mother's Day afternoon tea will also be available

2016 Concerts

Joy! Yet another Christmas Concert

Joy! Yet another Christmas Concert

Sunday, 4th December 2016, 3:00pm
The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, 9 Ridge St South Perth

The Perth Undergraduate Choral Society is celebrating the festive season and would love for you to come and join in the carolling.

Our feature piece is Morten Lauridsen's beautiful "O Magnum Mysterium" and will be accompanied by many of your favourite carols. We would love to see you there to sing-a-long or simply enjoy music.

Refreshments available beforehand, and a picnic sundowner on the South Perth Foreshore to follow 4.30-6.30pm. Bring a plate and share in the fun

Eine Kleine Afternoonmusik

Eine Kleine Afternoonmusik

Wesley Church, 75 William Street, Perth

The Perth Undergraduate Choral Society has 'borrowed' the title for this, its second concert for 2016, from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, albeit with a variation. The performance is a celebration of the October 1990 Re-unification of Germany featuring music from the great German composers including Schütz, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Rheinburger, Bach and Brahms.

The music moves from the sacred composition of Heinrich Schütz, commissioned by Count Henry II of Reuss-Gera for his own funeral in 1635, through the Early Romantic Period of Mendelssohn to the Poetic Age of Robert Schumann who, in the mid-1800s, was influenced by the poetry of Goethe and the gyspy music of Spain.

JS Bach's contribution to the afternoon comes from his Church Cantatas and Christmas Oratorio, with the second part of the concert devoted to selections from Brahms' German Requiem.

The entire concert is sung in German and will be accompanied by Claire Stokes on piano and Organist, Andrew Brown.

Please join the choir for a concert sure to raise the spirits of those with a love of classical music.

Tales from the English Woodlands

Tales from the English Woodlands

Perth Modern School, Subiaco.

The Perth Undergraduate Choral Society is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter with a performance of Tales from the English Woodlands.

With music from Orlando Gibbons, John Rutter and Adriano Banchieri, the choir tells Potter's tales through children's nursery songs, descriptions of life lived in a harsh and frozen landscape and the sounds of animals competing with each other in a shared environment. Finally, we tell the story of England in a by-gone era with Ralph Vaughan Williams' well-loved 'In Windsor Forest', his adaptation of the opera 'Sir John in Love'.

With a combination of spoken and sung compositions, PUCS promises a musical experience sure to delight music lovers of all ages.

Please join the choir and Guest Conductor, Prue Ashurst, for an afternoon of music from the English countryside.

2015 Concerts

Yum! A Musical Feast

Yum! A Musical Feast

Perth Modern School, Subiaco

We invite you to 'be our guest', as the Perth Undergraduate Choral Society presents their upcoming concert, "Yum! A Musical Feast".

The choir will be serving up a smorgasbord of such tantalising delicacies as Java Jive, Weird Al Yankovich's Eat It, The Real Group's Chili Con Carne, plus a mini-oratorio entitled The Seasonings by JS Bach's fictitious brother, PDQ Bach. If this doesn’t tempt your palate, the banquet will also be accompanied by a selection of rousing refrains in praise of the many wonders of wine.

Please join us for an afternoon of musical feasting and entertainment!

PUCS has also teamed up with Subiaco Rotaract to run a Food Drive, with all food collected to be donated to The Salvation Army. Please give generously to those in need as we approach the festive season by making a small donation of non-perishable food items. Your support is greatly appreciated!



Basilica of Saint Patrick, Fremantle

Celebrate some of the finest music inspired by the Feast of the Ascension.

2014 Concerts

A Christmas Miracle - The Centenary of the Christmas Truce: A Celebration

A Christmas Miracle

Trinity Church, Perth

The Perth Undergraduate Choral Society, the City of Perth and Agelink Theatre presents "A Christmas Miracle", a presentation of carols and drama reflecting on the power of peace and humanity. On Christmas Day in 1914, five months after the outbreak of The Great War, a miracle occurred. All along the Western Front, the British, French and German soldiers laid down their weapons and refused to fight. For a single day, they journeyed into no man's land to share food and stories, exchange gifts, sing songs and mourn their losses.



Wesley Church, Perth

The Perth Undergraduate Choral Society presented "Reveille!", a concert of music inspired by war and conflict. Music from the war eras takes on many guises, from rousing nationalistic propaganda to works meditating on the devastation of human cruelty, with each composer bringing their own personal experiences and moral judgements to the art form. PUCS explored a wide variety of this choral music from a spectrum of nations.

An all-star line up of composers, including Vaughn-Williams, Mendelssohn, Holst, Tippett and many more, plus the musical commitment of our talented choir, this promises to be a truly reflective and moving concert.

Night Fall

Night Fall

Perth Modern School, Subiaco.

The Perth Undergraduate Choral Society and the City of Subiaco presented "Night Fall", a concert of sublime and moving choral music inspired by the nocturnal hours.

PUCS performed works that explore many of night time's metaphors: death and spiritual desolation, amorous and unrequited love, together with more concrete themes such as slumber and starlight. This concert featured well-loved works such as Whitacre's Sleep, Billy Joel's Lullabye and Lauridsen's set of divine Nocturnes, as well as the WA premiere of Ola Gjeilo’s spectacular Dark Night of the Soul.

PUCS was joined by the Mill Point String Quartet and soprano soloist Ileana Otto-Johansen to present this dynamic performance.

2013 Concerts

L'Amour et La Mort: Songs of Love & Loss

L'Amour et La Mort: Songs of Love & Loss

Fremantle Town Hall, Fremantle

The themes of love, loss and death have been a staple of artists, writers and composers since time immemorial.

L'Amour et La Mort features songs of the deepest human emotions, from the madrigals of the Renaissance Masters through to musical theatre, contemporary choral works and popular songs by great Australian songwriters. The concert will include works by Monteverdi, Josquin and Lassus; songs by Goyte and Hunters and Collectors; a selection of songs from Les Misérables; as well as the magically moving 'Five Hebrew Love Songs' by Eric Whitacre.

Satu Suara: A Celebration of World Music

Satu Suara: A Celebration of World Music

Perth Modern School, Subiaco

Since before the beginning of history, people have used their voices for more than basic communication. The human voice was the first instrument, and a choir of people singing together is still one of the most powerful and moving mediums for the expression of human creativity and emotion.

Satu Suara, meaning One Voice, was a performance of the music of the voice from many different cultures across the globe. Beginning with the infectious rhythms of South Africa, the Perth Undergraduate Choral Society accompanied by Ghanaian Drum Master Moses Nii Odartei took the audience on a musical odyssey which indulged in the beautiful songs of Portugal, the mouth music of Scotland, traditional songs from the British Isles and joyous dance music from Haiti before returning home to Australia via the Gamelan music of Indonesia. This was a concert filled with musical treasures, many of which had never been heard in Western Australia before.

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