The WASO Chorus was formed in 1988 and consists of around 130 choristers who represent the finest form of community music making, bringing together singers from all walks of life.
The Chorus is a skilled ensemble of auditioned singers from Perth and surrounding areas, who give their time voluntarily. They regularly feature in the WASO annual concert season and have developed a reputation for excellence in music ranging from Baroque to contemporary.
At the start of 2019 WASO welcomed Andrew Foote as Chorus Director.
Andrew Foote, Chorus Director
Helpmann Award-winner Andrew Foote is one of the most experienced singers and teachers of voice in Australia.
For more than 30 years he has been a regular guest artist for Western Australian arts companies, a national broadcast artist for ABC Classic FM, a freelance opera principal artist performing throughout Australia with Opera Australia, OzOpera and West Australian Opera, a regular recitalist and oratorio soloist, and more recently as an opera director and choral conductor.
In his professional concert and operatic career, Andrew has performed more than 40 operatic roles for professional companies throughout Australia - including his acclaimed Ned Keene in Peter Grimes for which he received a 2010 Helpmann Award. His soloist and concert repertoire, including recordings for ABC Classic FM, have consistently drawn superb accolades. In 2014 he was appointed Chair of Vocal Studies at the University of Western Australia (UWA) Conservatorium of Music.