IT was the "harmonic textures" of French music that attracted director Vivien Arnold to the genre.
This weekend Ms Arnold, along with the Kaleidoscope Choir, will share their love of French music with a local audience.
They will perform pieces from artists including Faure, Poulenc, Ravel, Canteloube and Bizet at the Queanbeyan Uniting Church with all proceeds to go to HOME in Queanbeyan.
Ms Arnold said the song list includes a variety of 19th and 20th century pieces sung in French, Latin and English.
"There's a smorgasbord of songs that are all different and complex, many from the romantic period," she said.
"French music sounds really lush, it's got such a harmonic texture. While, Italian music is quite melodic and the Germans are really good at form," she said.
Ms Arnold admitted the choir had some trouble with the language barrier.
"Latin is quite easy and straightforward because you sing the words the same as you would say them," she said.
"However, French was a little a bit of a struggle, it's not easy. The pronunciation of words when you're singing differs to when you say them."
The Kaleidoscope Choir is a core group of about 25 singers directed by Ms Arnold.
However, there are often special guests who accompany them.
"It's like a pattern constantly shifting, that's why we're called the Kaleidoscope Choir," she said.
Special guests on the day will be soprano Louise Page and musicians Janene Broere, Fiona Bender and Ann Neville.
"Louise is delightful, her voice is just so beautiful," Ms Arnold said.
"She an inspiration, we're incredibly lucky to have her. She is very generous to give up her time to sing with our choir, we're just a group of people who love to sing."
The Kaleidoscope Choir presents 'Un Apres-midi de Musique' - An Afternoon of French Music at the Queanbeyan Uniting Church on Sunday, October 20 at 2.30pm. Tickets cost adults: $20 and concession: $10. All profits will go to HOME in Queanbeyan.