Normanhurst Uniting Church Musical Society "NUCMS"
In 1969, members of the then Normanhurst Methodist Church produced and performed Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury” for the second half of a local church concert, with only one performance in the Church Hall. Six years later, the Normanhurst Methodist Musical Society was formed. The original idea was to perform some of the Gilbert & Sullivan Operettas and four performances of HMS Pinafore were given in May of 1975 in the Methodist Church Hall. The aims at that time, which continue today, were to entertain the local community and raise money for local charities and the local church. In that first year, $190 was donated to the church and $50 to the now closed Heighway House, Thornleigh. Donations in the following years were also given to Koronga House Children’s Home (1976) and Inala School (1977).
In 1978 the society was renamed “The Normanhurst Uniting Church Musical Society” (NUCMS) when the Uniting Church came into being. In 1981 performances moved from the Normanhurst Hinemoa Avenue Church Fellowship Centre to the Pennant Hills Community Centre with the production of “La Vie Parisienne”. In 1997, productions were moved to the new Normanhurst Uniting Church Centre in Buckingham Avenue, Normanhurst. Donations to local charities over the years have amounted to over $50,000 with donations to groups like Hornsby Lifeline, Fusion, The Dish, the local Church and the local Christian Education Associations.
Usually two shows are presented each year with a number of performances of each show. New members are always welcome, whether as a chorus member, principal artist or as an assistant in the many staging and production functions. Members of NUCMS do not need to be a member of a church. Rehearsals and performances are at the Normanhurst Uniting Church.
If you have an interest in joining NUCMS, please let the organising committee know through the Contact Us page at the following link https://nucms.org/ . You can be assured of a warm welcome.