Welcome to Box Hill Chorale

Membership is now open for 2024. To join click HERE.

Regular BHC Rehearsals take place 7.30 pm – 10 pm Monday evenings.

2024 Rehearsals commence on Monday 5th February at 7.30pm.  

The Box Hill Chorale (BHC), formerly known as the Box Hill Choral Society, was formed in 1946, and since that time has developed into one of Victoria’s most active community choirs. The Chorale has behind it a proud history of performance, both within what now forms the City of Whitehorse, and the wider eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

The community choir of the City of Whitehorse, BHC is open to all interested local residents and members of the wider community who have a love of singing and a desire to be part of a vibrant and friendly community choir.

Under the direction of award-winning conductor Andrew Wailes, BHC has grown significantly in both musical skill and reputation and is today widely regarded as one of Victoria’s leading community choirs. The choir is also fortunate to enjoy the talents of outstanding pianist William Schmidt as its Principal Accompanist.

The Chorale performs a wide variety of music, from many different musical styles and traditions, often accompanied by professional orchestral ensembles, instrumentalists, and soloists. New members are always very welcome to join. Box Hill Chorale also enjoys regular collaborations with other ensembles, having regularly appeared with groups such as the Melbourne Staff Band, National Boys Choir of Australia, Melbourne University Choral Society, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, and Ballarat Symphony Orchestra amongst others. In 2020 BHC was engaged by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to perform Mahler’s 8th Symphony although due to Covid-19 this event was canceled. BHC has also formed part of the Salvation Army’s annual “Christmas Gift Choir” and is regularly engaged by the City of Whitehorse to perform at major events such as Whitehorse Carols and the Whitehorse Spring Festival.

In 2024 the chorale will make a featured appearance at the Surrey Hills Music Festival, and will also perform at the Melbourne Festival of Choirs in St Paul’s Cathedral. Other performance highlights will include Mozart’s glorious “Coronation Mass” at Deakin Edge Federation Square with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra.

Secondary Students and Tertiary Students are especially welcome to join BHC (annual fees are just $85 a year for full-time students), and a special generously-discounted annual under-25’s membership is also available for young adults, as well as concessions for all  full commonwealth health care cardholders.

Please visit the various pages on this website and join our Facebook page to read more about Box Hill Chorale and its activities.





Following the Covid-19 pandemic and extended restrictions, BHC is pleased to be resuming regular rehearsals. Whilst most restrictions have now been lifted, the ongoing safety of its members and patrons is still of great importance to BHC, and BHC has a detailed Covid Safety Plan in place, including the use of QR code attendance registration, provision of hand sanitizer at all events, and the observance of any related requirements advised necessary by health authorities throughout the year.