The Buds Youth A Cappella Choir

For young songbirds looking for a challenge, The Buds A Cappella Choir is looking for new members. Come join one of the hottest youth ensembles poised to take the Melbourne choral community by storm!

Baby sister group to The Poppies a cappella quartet, The Buds is open for singers of secondary school age up to 25 years (and no, you won't ever be kicked out based on age!).

This group will compete in local Melbourne vocal competitions, perform in semesterly concerts, and have exclusive access to Jessica Joan Graham’s experienced musical direction and award-winning arrangements of contemporary and classic songs. To hear two of the pieces you'll be singing, check out her arrangements:

'I See Fire' by Ed Sheeran -

'Samson' by Regina Spektor -

The choir is designed for singers with existing choral or musical experience, as a cappella is a challenging form and many of the arrangements are of a contemporary style (as opposed to the easy, traditional pieces you may have sung in school choirs). Songs will be taught during rehearsals, with members then expected to perfect and memorise their parts at home with the help of recordings and sheet music.

To apply: Visit and use the contact form to request an application sheet and audition time. The audition process involves a vocal quality test and musicality test, with music learnt on the day. Auditions are generally held on weekends.

Rehearsals: Thursdays at 6:45pm – 8:45pm, during school terms.
Location: Elgar Rd, Doncaster, at Jessica Joan Graham's house.

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