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Welcome to the official website of the Choral Institute Melbourne (CHIME) Inc.

We are a non-profit and non-denominational organisation fostering the love of music in our community.


A chorister's comment: "CHIME is a community choir organisation with expert management and direction, in a wonderfully pleasant atmosphere. They are committed to excellence in choral music, and are fostering the next generation of singers."


 We are an umbrella organisation supporting a number of choirs and covering a broad variety of choral styles. We are recognised as one of Melbourne's premiere choirs with numerous successes in local competitions.

Having conducted international tours every three to four years, the Choral Institute has also acquired international recognition. Since the mid-1980's we have toured to North America, Hong Kong, Japan, and Europe. We have participated the the 1st and 3rd Choir Olympics, and most recently toured Italy in 2008.



2011 "On April 25th We Remember" Concert


Previously called "The Spirit of the ANZAC", the concert has been renamed due to legal concerns.

3:30pm April 25th 2011

2011 marks the inaugural ANZAC Day choral event, celebrating the spirit of the ANZAC.

We will honour our service men and women, past and present, with a musical tribute of remembrance.

To book tickets, please click here

Tickets: $25 or concession $20

Performing Arts Centre, Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School

Noel Street, Ivanhoe.

CHIME will be performing again at Choral@Monsalvat in early May

Choral@Montsalvat 2010
Sunday 2 May12 noon to 5 pm
Montsalvat, 7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham

In three glorious art galleries at spectacular artist colony Montsalvat in Eltham you can hear 5 choral concerts in 5 hours. The range of music to enrich your spirit will include the voices of children, youth and adults in sacred and secular works and in classical, modern, gospel, French specialty and Welsh specialty works across the ages.

You will hear the host choirs sing colourful music – the Melbourne Chamber Choir will present a dextrous and humorous programme whose centre-piece will be Who Killed Cock Robin by Martin Wesley-Smith; and will also premiere Pied Chorale by May Andrewartha. The Melbourne Women’s Choir will sing gipsy and folk songs, including the glorious Romantic era Gipsy Songs of Antonin Dvorak.

A special feature of this year’s Choral@Montsalvat will be the premiere of several original compositions, which will be celebrated together in the final hour of this festival day.

Please email secretary@chime.org.au if you require tickets.

Yes ... CHIME hires its music


If you would like to hire multiple copies of music we hold

please click here

News Flash! Men, Men, and more Men ... and more women !

"Building Excellence"

CHIME is continuing to strengthen. Additional men would be made even more welcome than the warm welcome given to the women. Staff section leader positions also remain open.

If you are interested or know of possible applicants please email secretary@chime.org.au. We would be delighted to hear fom you.