Weekly Programs

The Young Music Society offers a range of weekly programs during school terms. Follow the links below for more information!

Concert Band  Band for Brass, Wind and Percussion.
Conductor: Beth Way.
Saturday mornings during school term. Ages 9-18, beginners welcome. Rehearsals will take place at Merici College, 10 Wise Street in Braddon. Please contact the office on 6251 8017 for specific details.

Voices Out Loud – choral program:

Voices Out Loud Primary Choir      (Grade K-6)
Conductor: Veronica Moore
Tuesday 4.00 – 5.00pm, UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra Music Room
$60 per term per child plus YMS annual family membership

IGNITE:  Voices Out Loud Inclusive Choir (open to anyone)
Conductor: Chrissy Shaw
– Tuesday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th May and 6th, 13th, 20th June
Time – 1:30 – 3pm
Location – Belconnen Arts Centre
Cost – It’s FREE

Singing is fun, expressive and invigorating! Share in the joy of singing in a safe and friendly environment led by one of Canberra’s most respected and loved performers, Chrissie Shaw. Join together to discover music from the classics, the stage, and around the world in a relaxed, fun way.

Similar to IGNITE’s Room to Move dance workshops, these sessions are open to people living with and without disability. These sessions aim to create a positive learning environment rich with the creative possibilities each valued participant brings with them. For all abilities and levels of experience, with a focus on inclusion!

All participants need to register at


Chrissie Shaw is a highly-awarded Canberra-based actor and musician. She has been directing choirs in Canberra since 1993 including The Cyrenes and Heart of the Hospital Choir (Canberra Hospital). Chrissie has studied Piano, Theory and Musical Perception extensively. Her performing career began in Sydney in the 1960s as a folksinger, and actor. In the ’70s and ’80s she toured Australia extensively in a children’s theatre company, and came to Canberra in 1986 in a successful theatre production. A recent work of Chrissie’s was Bijou – A cabaret of secrets and seduction which premiered in 2013 at The Street Theatre ACT to full houses and to critical acclaim, and since toured to regional NSW, Sydney and Melbourne.

VOICES OUT LOUD Community Choir – starting on July 25
Conductor: Chrissy Shaw
Tuesdays 1:30 – 3:00pm
Belconnen Arts Centre
$60 per term per singer plus YMS annual family membership