The choir, first formed in 1962, was known as the United Ladies Choir before it changed its name to Treble Tones in 1998. It currently has 29 members who sing two and three-part arrangements, including folk songs, ballads, light classical and music theatre songs.
North Balwyn Uniting Church member Loraine Baldock said the choir allows her to share the joys of singing with other people.
“I have always been involved in singing in one way or another. As well as the enjoyment which I gain from this activity, there is a wonderful feeling of fellowship and support in the choir,” Ms Baldock said.
“Although our choir is not affiliated with any particular church, many of our members belong to the Uniting Church, as well as churches from other denominations.”
The choir regularly performs at retirement villages, country towns, churches and nursing homes, in addition to a yearly concert at Burwood Uniting Church.
“We all derive immense satisfaction from performing at the various venues, such as nursing homes, because we feel that we are giving enjoyment to those who are in that situation,” Ms Baldock said.
The choir rehearses every Wednesday morning from 10:15am to 12:45pm at Burwood Uniting Church. They are currently seeking new members, so if you would like to join the Treble Tones contact musical director Lorraine Pollard by calling 9807 5936.
The ‘Don’t Stop the Music’ concert takes place at Burwood Uniting Church on 27 May at 2pm. Admission is $22 for adults, $20 for concession and $50 for family. Children under 12 are free.
Enquiries – Loraine Baldock T: 9955 4522 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org