Coro Perosi, with the objectives of promoting the art of choral singing, cultivating interest in music and boosting Macao’s musical culture, was founded in 1997, and was registered as a non-profit music body in April 1998. The Choir has performed choral music of various sorts, ranging from religious hymns and a cappella pieces and folk songs from different countries, to Chinese art songs and Broadway musical tunes, as well as Macao’s local compositions, some of which composed by the group itself.
Coro Perosi is frequently invited by the Government to perform in major functions, including: the Macao Handover Ceremony in 1999, the 19th Macao International Music Festival, EXPO 2010 Shanghai. The Choir has been performing many times in Macao Arts Festival, Easter Concert and also Christmas Concert, held by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of MSAR.
The Choir plays an active role in promoting the works of local composers in recent years. These efforts include concerts such as “Choral Works of Fr. Áureo Castro”, “Choral Works of Doming Lam”, “Macao Pieces” and “Choral Works of Fr. Guilherme Schmid in Macao”. And in 2008 the Choir collaborated with Saint Joseph Center for Christian Studies of the University of Saint Joseph (formerly known as Macao Inter-University Institute) in the recording and release of an album of "Macao Choral Works from the Beginning of the 20th Century to the Present".
Besides Macao, Coro Perosi has also travelled to different places in China on many occasions for performances and promotion of Macao’s local choral compositions. And in 2011 and 2013, the Choir has been to Austria (Hornstein) and Portugal (Azores), in order to performing the choral works of Fr. Guilherme Schmid and Fr. Áureo Castro in their homelands. In August 2015, Coro Perosi organized “Musical Tour to Italy”, and aimed to promote Macao’s local choral pieces in many cities of Italy.
In 2014, the Choir has organized “Reverberating Heavenly Tunes in Greater China (Concert in Macao)” for the Cappella Musicale Pontificia “SISTINA”, as its concert debut in Macao.