Welcome to Box Hill Chorale


BHC Rehearsals resume at 7.30 pm Monday evenings from Monday 31 January 2022

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 Dean Sky-Lucas 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, Australian Children’s Choir, Melbourne University Choral Society, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, and Ballarat Symphony Orchestra. 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.

Students are especially welcome to join, and a special $60 annual under 25’s membership is available, as well as concessions for commonwealth health care cardholders and generously discounted membership for all full-time students.

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



Following the Covid-19 pandemic and extended lockdown, BHC is pleased to be resuming regular rehearsals. The ongoing safety of its members and patrons is of great importance to BHC, and in accordance with Victorian Government and DHHS directives, BHC has a detailed Covid Safety Plan in place, including formal QR code registration, use of hand sanitizer, social distancing, surface cleaning and the use of face masks when advised necessary by health authorities at all indoor activities.