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.

Season 2016

Season 2016 Brochure

We are delighted to release details of our 2016 season including four subscription programs. Immortal Fire pays homage to music’s patron saint – St Cecilia – with music born of vision, love and devotion. In Annelies we welcome guest artists soprano Greta Bradman, The Benaud Trio and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra clarinettist Dean Newcomb to present James Whitbourn’s work based on the diary of Anne Frank. Our Associate Conductor Christie Anderson has created a beautiful September program – Songs of Longing inspired by song cycles by Adrian Williams and Irving Fine. And we join forces with the Melbourne-based Polyphonic Voices in Fauré’s own chamber version of his timeless Requiem as our final concert of the year.

Our subscription packages for 2016 continue to offer fantastic benefits including no booking or service fees, free concert programs, complimentary tickets for your friends, and a free ticket exchange service. Download the booking form. Single tickets to our four concerts are available through www.trybooking.com for a very reasonable booking fee of 30c per ticket or if you prefer not to book online, you can purchase over the phone or in person through BASS.

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Saturday 28 November, 7.30pm SOLD OUT!
St. Peter’s Cathedral, North Adelaide
Adelaide Chamber Singers’ 30th Anniversary Program

Canto ergo sum! “I sing therefore I am” – and in the end, the music says it all! Adelaide Chamber Singers celebrates thirty years of passionate, committed and innovative music-making in South Australia, across the country and around the world with a memorable selection of music that has helped define who we are for three decades.

Arvo PärtDa Pacem Domine
Paul MealorLocus Isle
Igor StravinskyTres Sacrae cantiones (after Gesualdo)
Carlo GesualdoAve dulcissima Maria
Carlo GesualdoIllumina faciem tuam
Anne BoydA Vision: Jesus Reassures His Mother
Anne CawrseNew Work (World Première)
Claudio MonteverdiDixit Dominus à8
William ByrdAve verum corpus
Nigel WestlakeRequiem for Eli (excerpts)
…and other favourites from the first 30 years of Adelaide Chamber Singers, including Allegri’s justly famous Miserere

Concert duration approximately 1hr 40min including a 20 minute interval. Please be aware there is a day/night test match at Adelaide Oval expected to finish between 9pm and 9.30pm. Two hour event parking restrictions may apply in North Adelaide.

Adelaide Chamber Singers celebrates 30 years in 2015

Here are the first 5 memories from our 30 memories from 30 years.

Adelaide Chamber Singers performing in France
  • 1.Our very first concert in December 1985 – a Christmas program in Edmund Wright House on King William Street
  • 2.Singing the Samuel Barber Agnus Dei at the Memorial Service for Sir Donald Bradman
  • 3.Performing our Noel Coward songs (arranged by Carl) in Australia House in London
  • 4.Singing Kondalilla in the church of St-Martin-in-the-Fields in London
  • 5.Learning throat singing and harmonics from Tran Quang Hai at the Asia South Pacific Symposium on Choral Music in Singapore in 2001

To read all 30 memories from 30 years, click here.

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