The theme for this year’s Winter Feast will be “Keep Calm and Carry On’. This slogan is, of course, mainly associated with World War II. We are stretching things a teensy bit since, very significantly, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War i. Our Feast songs will not only acknowledge this event, but will reflect a whole gamut of emotions – happy, sad, angry, tender – which we think fit our theme. We have not yet set precise dates (but it will be no earlier than late July). Be on the look out for further information.

Past events 2017

Christmas Concerts 2017


The 2017 feasts were entitled “The Garden of Earthly Delights”

YMS Winter Feast 2017 flyer JPG

Music in the Hills

Music in the Hills 2017 FINAL

Past events 2016

Christmas concerts 2016


The 2016 feasts were entitled “Diamonds are Forever”

The annual feasts were held at the Century Inn, corner of Airfield Road and Princes Highway, Traralgon on Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29. The theme, Diamonds are Forever, was chosen in honour of our 60th anniversary.
YMS Feast FINAL High Res


“Music in the Hills”

We presented this concert at the Callignee Community Hall

Music in the Hills 4 June 2016 FINAL picture file

Diamond Jubilee Reunion Concert

We presented this event at St. James Anglican Church, traralgon

YMS 60th Anniversary 3

Past events 2015

Combined concerts with The Latrobe Chorale,  Friday December 4 and Saturday December 5

The first concert was held at St James’ Church, Traralgon. The second was at St Andrew’s Church, Morwell.

The 2015 feasts were entitled “Let there be light”

The theme was based on the International Year of Light (2015)

Combined Christmas Concert with the Latrobe Orchestra, Saturday December 6, 2014.

This concert was at St. Paul’s College gymnasium.

The 2014 feasts were entitled “Congratulations and Celebrations”.

The theme was based on significant “Anniversaries” to be celebrated in 2014, including the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth.

YMC Feast poster 2014

With Cheerful Notes – A concert of sacred and secular music in association with The Latrobe Chorale. Check out the poster below.


17th Annual A Capella Festival – at Tyers, Saturday, August 9, 2014

We sang, along with a number of other choirs, at this festival presented by the Gippsland Acoustic Music Club.

Latrobe Valley Eisteddfod, August 2014

Once again we compted in the choral section and achieved third place.

Past events, 2013

The Feast  theme was “Delightful and Dubious”.


December – Narkoojee Winery with the Latrobe and Francis Orchestras
August – Winter Feast “Delightful and Dubious”,
August – Gippsland Acoustic Music club A Cappella Festival
May – Guest artists at Morwell Rotary Club dinner

Past events, 2012

December – Narkoojee Winery with the Latrobe and Francis Orchestras
August – Winter Feast “A Celebration of Love”,
August – Gippsland Acoustic Music club A Cappella Festival
June – The Australian Welsh Male Choir and the Yallourn Madrigal Singers, Traralgon Uniting Church.

Past events, 2011

December – Guest artists at Inner Wheel Christmas Dinner, Morwel.l
December – Christmas concert with the Latrobe and Francis Orchestras at Narkoojee Winery.
November – “Magical Musical Moments” with the Latrobe Chorale.
August – Gippsland Acoustic Music Club’s A Cappella Festival.
August – Winter Feast “Around the World in Three Courses”.
July – Concert at Sale Cathedral Delbridge Hall.

Winter Feasts: themes from the last 10 years

2011 – “Around the World in Three Courses”
2010 – “Acqua Vitae”
2009 – “Some of our Favourite Things”
2008 – “A Madrigal Mystery”
2007 – “Nice and Easy Does It”
2006 – “It’s Our Birthday and We’ll Sing What We Want To”
2005 – “Beauty and the Beast”
2004 – “Braving the Elements”
2003 – “The Rhythm of Life”
2002 – “From the Sublime to the Ridiculous”

2006 – our 50th anniversary

May: Choral@Montsalvat, Eltham. This year showcased the choral music of the late Wendy Morrissey. The Yallourn Madrigal Singers were invited to attend due to their close association with Wendy (her daughter-in-law, Bronwyn Morrissey and Bronwyn’s sister, Michelle Moore, sing in the choir).

June: Winter Feast, “It’s Our Birthday, and We’ll Sing What We Want To”

August: Latrobe Valley Eisteddfod – 1st place, Open Choral section.

October: Opening of the Loy Yang Power Latrobe Community Soundshell, Victory Park, Traralgon.

November: The choir commissioned four works by Australian composers Mark Puddy, Lisa Gerrard, Christopher Willcock and Stephen Adam, facilitated by an Arts Victoria grant. These challenging pieces were performed at our 50th Anniversary gala concert and reunion, and the Water Water Festival in Sale.

Other events

The Yallourn Madrigal Singers perform at dinners, soirees, Pleasant Sunday Afternoons, contribute to wedding and funeral ceremonies, and collaborate with other choirs and orchestras. During the Christmas season, we are often invited to provide Lessons and Carols services at local churches or to present programs of Christmas music.