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.
Praise for Passio
“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) will be broadcast on ABC Classic FM (103.9 FM) on 8th April at 9.30pm (not Good Friday as originally planned). You can download the program including the full text with translations here.
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.
We were excited to be part of the Rolling Stones 14 On Fire tour on October 25th at Adelaide Oval. With singers from Young Adelaide Voices we performed with the band in front of over 53,000 people. Read more about it here and here.
World Showcase and Marketplace for Choral Singing
And while some of us were singing with the greatest band in the world, others of us were singing at the Polyfollia Festival – the World Showcase and Marketplace for Choral Singing in Saint Lo and Normandy, France.