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 are directed by Dr Andrew Foote, Chair of Vocal Studies, University of Western Australia (UWA) Conservatorium of Music.
Dr 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 was 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, and a regular recitalist and oratorio soloist.
In his professional concert and operatic career, Andrew performed more than 40 operatic roles for professional companies, 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, consistently drew superb accolades. More recently he has worked as an opera director and choral conductor, and in 2014 was appointed Chair of Vocal Studies at the University of Western Australia (UWA) Conservatorium of Music.