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PO Box 1151
Newtown NSW 2042

1300 661 738

Founded in 1975, Sydney Chamber Choir has forged a reputation as one of Australia’s leading choral ensembles. It is especially renowned for its interpretations of Renaissance and Baroque works and as a champion of contemporary Australian choral music, having commissioned and premiered works by many established and emerging Australian composers. Musical Director Paul Stanhope, himself a composer of international reputation, was appointed in 2006.

Sydney Chamber Choir has toured widely and in 2009 was a prizewinner in the 41st Tolosa International Choral Festival in Spain. The Choir’s performances are regularly broadcast across the country on ABC Classic FM, and CD recordings are available on the ABC Classics and Tall Poppies labels.




Sunday 29 March, 3pm  
Great Hall, University of Sydney

Brahms Requiem

Sunday 14 June, 3pm  
Great Hall, University of Sydney


Sunday 6 September, 3pm
Great Hall, University of Sydney



Despite the number of candles on our cake, we are every bit as adventurous as when we were young upstarts! The choir continues to renew itself through a strong intake of fresh talent, inventive programming and a thirst for the new and unusual as well as music that is established and lauded.


This is evident in our Easter program, Passion and Resurrection, where we give the Australian premiere of Latvian composer Eriks Ešenvalds' ecstatic setting of religious poetry for choir and strings alongside luminous early music by Gesualdo and Lassus, as well as the world premiere of a new work by rising star Joseph Twist. We are joined by the fabulous Sydney Camerata chamber orchestra, who provided the compelling accompaniment to our Seven Last Words concert in 2013.

In June we celebrate all things past and present when we welcome back to the podium founding Musical Director Nicholas Routley, to conduct a special Alumni Choir performing the Brahms Requiem, as well as a new piece by the choir's long-time collaborator and former chorister, Sydney composer Clare Maclean.

In September, we are delighted to be working again with Richard Gill, who will take over as Musical Director in 2016. Richard needs little introduction, but needless to say his inspiring leadership in the field of music education, his achievements as Artistic Director of Victorian Opera and his work as a conductor of international reputation go before him. His program, entitled Six Times Three, represents a fascinating juxtaposition of modern Australian works (with a wonderful equal opportunity focus!) and music from the ancient masters.

This is my tenth season with the choir and my last. It has been an honour and a joy to be involved with Sydney Chamber Choir over this time. But none of this would happen without you, the audience, who inspire us and fire our passion. You make our music-making possible, and I thank you with all my heart for your support. I hope you will join with us in celebrating our 40th anniversary and in welcoming in a new era in the years ahead.