The Singing Blues and the Vocal Group are the two main choirs that boys may join as a co-curricular at St Edmund’s College. Under the excellent direction of Music staff, students rehearse regularly and perform in and out of the College.
Junior School students are welcome to join the Singing Blues. The boys find this a positive and fun experience of music making, as well as being able to develop countless music skills. The Vocal Group is open to students in High School. They share a great sense of camaraderie, enjoy making music together, build on music skills and find that singing in itself is simply a great thing to do.
In recent years the groups have performed at a number of Nursing Homes around Canberra, the Fyshwick markets, Floriade, the National Eisteddfod and the College Christmas Concert. The Vocal Group also undertook an exciting excursion to Sydney to work with renowned American conductor, Dr Jerry Blackstone
Other avenues for singing include contributing to liturgical music especially at school Masses and participating in Musicals and Cabarets. However, there are enormous benefits in belonging to choirs. Boys attain a stronger sense of self through the unique sound of young men’s voices, singing in unison and harmony.