Penrith City Youth Choir
PCYC is led by Musical Director, Lucy McAlary and is mentored by PCC (Adult choir), with a series of
rehearsals in which to prepare for each performance. 2018 sees two projects – both with Penrith
Symphony Orchestra at the Joan.
Members are welcome to do one or both projects depending on their interests and availability.
Musical scores will be provided. The participation fee is $25 per project.
Projects for 2018:
Mozart – Requiem
A much-admired masterpiece whose completion is shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Don’t miss
this thrilling opportunity to sing one of the most famous works in classical music. Performed as part
of Penrith Symphony Orchestra's Subscription Series Concert with soloists and a combined chorus
including Penrith City Choir, Academy Singers and Warrimoo Chorale conducted by Paul Terracini.
Lucy McAlary – chorus director
Choral rehearsals with Lucy McAlary
Wednesdays 7, 14, 21 and 28 February 7.30 – 9.30pm Orchestral Room 2, The Joan and
Saturday 10 February 2.00 – 4.30pm at Springwood Baptist Church, Springwood
PCYC members need to attend at least three of these choral rehearsals. The combined choir and
orchestral rehearsals are compulsory.
Combined choir rehearsal with Paul Terracini
Tuesday 6 March 7.30 – 10.00pm Springwood Baptist Church, Springwood
Combined choir rehearsal with Lucy McAlary
Wednesday 14 March 7.30 – 10.00pm Orchestral Room 2, The Joan
Orchestral rehearsals with Paul Terracini
Wednesday 21 March 7.30 – 10.00pm The Joan
Friday 23 March 7.30 – 10.00pm The Joan
Saturday 24 March 8.00pm The Joan (with countdown rehearsal 6.00pm TBC)
Handel – Messiah
Penrith City Choir will sing this major work of the choral repertoire with Penrith Symphony
Orchestra. Warrimoo Chorale and Academy Singers will also be part of the combined adult choir.
The performance will be held at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre (The Joan) with
conductor, Sarah Penicka-Smith and professional soloists. Penrith City Youth Choir will participate in
this performance with the adult choir, singing some of the choruses. Choral preparation will be
undertaken by Penrith City Choir's Director, Lucy McAlary. Members will be provided with a musical
score; practice CDs will be available. The participation fee is $25.
A series of rehearsals will lead to the performance. PCYC must attend at least three of the four
preparatory rehearsals listed below. These rehearsals take place in Orchestral Room 2 at the Joan
with Penrith City Choir directed by Lucy McAlary with pianist Jane Andino:
Wednesday 17 October 7.30 – 9.30pm
Wednesday 24 October 7.30 – 9.30pm
Wednesday 31 October 7.30 – 9.30pm
Wednesday 14 November 7.30 – 9.30pm
Compulsory rehearsals are:
Monday 19 November 7.30 – 10.00pm at Springwood Baptist Church, Macquarie Road, Springwood.
Combined choir rehearsal with conductor Sarah Penicka-Smith and pianist Jane Andino
Wednesday 28 November 7.30 – 9.30pm at the Joan with Lucy McAlary and Jane Andino
Friday 30 November 7.30 – 10.00pm at the Joan with Penrith Symphony Orchestra and Sarah
Sunday 2 December at 3.00pm at the Joan. Sound check from approximately 1.00pm