Community Choirs in Australia: Appendix 1

How many choirs are there?

The question of how many choirs currently exist in Australia is well beyond the scope and methodology of this project. Anecdotally we know that there are over 1000 members of the Australian National Choral Association (ANCA), many of them are community choirs.[i] In 2012 there were 152 Sing Australia groups across Australia.[ii] There are many choirs that fall into very specific categories, such as the 30 chartered choruses registered with Sweet Adelines Australia[iii] or that simply operate independently.

Without more data we are reluctant to estimate the number of choirs in Australia but it seems likely that there are well over 1000 choirs, there may in fact be several thousand.

[i] Australian National Choral Association (Accessed 20 November 2013)

[ii] Sing Australia (Accessed 20 November 2013)

[iii][iii] Sweet Adelines Australia (Accessed 20 November 2013)