Leichhardt Espresso Chorus is a non-auditioned community choir of over 80 singers, which fosters new Australian choral music by an extensive program of commissions, partnerships and collaborations with outstanding Australian composers and musicians. Their rehearsal home and regular concert venue is The Forum Cultural Centre on Norton Street, Leichhardt. For 16 years, the LEC has been led by Artistic Director Michelle Leonard. The Chorus includes a chamber choir, Ristretto, and Espresso Kids choirs, and is currently accompanied by Benjamin Burton.
Leichhardt Espresso Chorus’ concertsThere are no upcoming events at this time.
Reviews and interviews with Leichhardt Espresso Chorus
I knew I was in for ‘Handel with a difference’ as soon as I arrived…
In Callan Park, Song Company and Leichhardt Espresso Chorus explore the history of the iconic Inner West green space. A remarkable experience of musical storytelling.
Alexander Knight is a seriously good bass baritone. If any young singer has that elusive ‘it’, it is him. Michelle Leonard held large & diverse forces together in her characteristically forthright manner.
12 October 2014, St James King Street Gloria – new and newer An early Sunday…
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More about Leichhardt Espresso Chorus
The LEC continues to redefine the capacity of community choirs and is the inaugural winner of the National Music in Communities Award. It has co-produced the annual Carols on Norton series of events in Leichhardt for the past 11 years and is proud to continue mentoring, commissioning and performing with the children’s choirs of Moorambilla Voices in North Western NSW, where they have been choir in residence since its inception.
The Chorus also presents works in traditional repertoire. It has appeared in large events ranging from the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Sydney in 2010 to the Sydney Festival at the Opera House, and often invites the community to join them in weekends of music, starting with Handel’s Messiah in 2012 in Marrickville Town Hall.
For information about the choir’s activities, to join any of the choirs, or to become a Friend of the Chorus see our weblink below or our Facebook page below. For information about Moorambilla Voices for 2014, see www.moorambilla.com.au.