Sydney Chamber Choir


We are passionate about choral music and its unique ability to celebrate and reflect upon the stories of our past, present and future.

We love to travel deep inside the music to meet the composers and bring their vision alive in sound. We reach back to explore the masterpieces of the Baroque, the Renaissance and beyond, while also championing the music of our own time and place, regularly commissioning and premiering works by established and emerging Australian composers.

Sydney Chamber Choir has toured extensively, singing in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the UK, and in 2009 was a prizewinner in the Tolosa International Choral Competition in Spain. We also tour regularly in regional NSW, and most recently for Musica Viva, visiting Armidale, Grafton and Coffs Harbour with a program titled The Art of Choral Harmony, showcasing choral works from the 12th to the 21st century.

We have also been honoured to work with such guest conductors as Jonathan Grieves-Smith, Roland Peelman, Brett Weymark, Carl Crossin and Liz Scott, as well as our three previous directors Nicholas Routley, Paul Stanhope and the late Richard Gill.

We collaborate with leading Australian instrumentalists and ensembles, including Synergy Percussion, Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra, Joseph Tawadros, Slava Grigoryan, Orchestra of the Antipodes, the Muffat Collective and Continuum Sax. We also enjoy more unusual partnerships, including recent concerts with The Idea of North and the Hilltop Hoods. Committed to inspiring future generations of choral singers, we are proud to work regularly with youth ensembles such as the NSW Public Schools Singers.

Our performances have been broadcast across the country on ABC Classic FM and on Fine Music 102.5, and our CD recordings are available on the ABC Classics and Tall Poppies labels. Our most recent album, Lux Aeterna, featuring music of Paul Stanhope, has been acclaimed as ‘worthy of the highest accolade’ (Fine Music).


Music Director – Sam Allchurch
President – Alison Lockhart
Administrator – Stephen Bydder
Designer – Josh Murray  |
Copy Editor – Natalie Shea
Photography – Pedro Greig, Nick Gilbert