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Based in Adelaide, South Australia, Adelaide Chamber Singers was formed in 1985 by its director Carl Crossin. The ensemble has established a substantial reputation wherever it has performed and is widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading chamber choirs.

Northern Lights

Saturday 27 June, 6.30pm – St. Peter’s Cathedral, North Adelaide
Sunday 28 June, 3pm – The Village Well, Aldgate
Conducted by associate conductor Christie Anderson
With Karl Geiger – organ and Elizabeth Layton – violin

Adelaide Chamber Singers’ associate conductor Christie Anderson directs this soulful journey through earth’s far northern regions with music by, or inspired by, Northern European composers. From Pärt’s Berlin Mass to Philip Hall’s new setting of a much-loved text, this is a program as beautiful as the northern light that inspired it.

Program to include:

Arvo PärtBerliner Messe
Z.Randall StroopeWe beheld once again the stars
Giles SwayneMagnificat
David HamiltonLux Aeterna
Knut NystedtAve Maria
Philip HallIn the bleak midwinter (World premiere commissioned by ACS)
Frode FjellheimEatnemen Vuelie (From the movie "Frozen")

Tickets
3–concert package Full $99 / Concession $77
2–concert package Full $70 / Concession $56
Booking forms are available here

Single tickets Adult $42 / Concession $34
Online www.trybooking.com/GEPS or phone/in person at BASS 131 246 (service fees apply)

Praise for Passio

Alexander Knight as Jesus

“Carl Crossin again excels with the Adelaide Chamber Singers, and sets a choral benchmark to which others aspire. Sometimes at the altar of precision is sacrificed warmth, meaning and fervor, but not so with the Singers. Crossin and the Singers attain it all. Bravo. Brava.”

“Arvo Pärt’s Passio is a musical work for everyone: it is a cantata of great beauty and profound feeling. Although sacred in nature and style, the ACS’s performance will appeal to anyone who enjoys great music, performed by world–class musicians in a unique and superb acoustic setting.”

“From the dramatic and anguished opening chord announcing Passio, it was clear we were in for a choral treat… Chorally demanding, it was made to sound easy by the accomplished Chamber Singers, and the masterful control and clearly deep understanding of Carl Crossin’s direction.”

Late Night in the Cathedral: Passio (Tuesday 10 March performance) can be heard via ABC’s streaming service for a limited time. Listen now. You can download the program including the full text with translations here.

Season 2015

Season 2015 Brochure

In 2015 we will celebrate our 30th year!

Our subscription season includes a collaboration with the Brisbane and Sydney Chamber Choirs, a focus on the music of Arvo Part, and the launch of a new CD.

Download the brochure in PDF format, or join our mailing list to have a brochure sent to you.