The Maryborough Choral Society has been a vital part of the local cultural scene for over seven decades. We are a community based non-auditioned choir which was formed in 1952 to compete in the Queensland Eisteddfod.

We are proud to have as our patron Mrs Moira Hansen who was the choir’s original Treasurer and sang soprano in many of the original shows. 

Our choice of music is varied with music from shows, old and new pieces made famous by well known performers, sacred pieces, old favourites and some original compositions written by our current conductor Ryan Jones. We currently present two Sunday afternoon concerts each year, sing carols at various venues at Christmas and perform at community events.

In September 2018 the Maryborough Choral Society hosted the ANCA Big Sing under the baton of contemporary conductor Emma Dean. This event was a great success with visiting choristers from throughout southern Queensland participating. A Big Sing Celebration Dinner was held at Susan River Adventure Resort. 

In 2022 the choir held its 70th Anniversary which was celebrated with a special concert.

Throughout its history the choir has received phenomenal support from the local community, the local council and state politicians.  We have received grants from the Fraser Coast Council and the Regional Arts Development Fund.

The choir looks forward to the future with optimism.  People of all ages and cultural backgrounds who enjoy the challenge of part singing are invited to sing with us as we make joyful music together.