The Essendon Choral Society is very excited to be rehearsing again in 2022 and we are keen to welcome new singers for each voice section (SATB). We are currently rehearsing the beautiful Mozart Coronation Mass and Rossini's Stabat Mater for performance in the second half of 2022.

Our rehearsals are on Tuesday nights from 7.45pm at the North Essendon Uniting Church, 132 Keilor Road, North Essendon. We encourage interested singers to come along to a rehearsal and/or contact us for further information.

Contact us here. Membership for full time students is free.

ECS Musical leadership

Conductor: Greg Hocking, AM

Greg has been Musical Director of the Essendon Choral Society since 1989. He has considerable experience conducting choirs and orchestras as well as performing in shows. Professionally, he is an entrepreneur and theatrical producer and runs the Athenaeum Theatre and the Comedy Club. A founding director of the Melbourne Opera company, he is also resident conductor. We were thrilled that Greg was recognized in the 2017 Queen's Birthday honours being awarded an AM for "significant service to the performing arts as a conductor, director and theatre manager, and to the development of the Melbourne comedy industry."

The Essendon Choir exhibits polished performances with the support of Greg Hocking, many distinguished soloists and professional musicians.


Greg Hocking AM

Many Distinguished



Opera Orchestra

Greg Hocking conducting the

Melbourne Opera Orchestra

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