Now in its twenty-fifth year, the Brisbane Chamber Choir is directed by its founder, Graeme Morton
One of Australia’s more eclectic choirs, the choir combines musicians from diverse backgrounds and regularly performs in all musical styles from Renaissance repertoire to contemporary music, including premieres and commissions. A regular feature of our annual season has become the Magnificent Bach series which highlights the cantatas, masses and passions of Johann Sebastian Bach.
The ensemble regularly collaborates with other organisations and this year will return to Canberra (where last year we performed the premiere of the Vietnam Requiem) to premiere the Prisoner of War Requiem for Flowers of Peace in partnership with the Australian War Memorial. The current Mozart Requiem season is our fourth partnership with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, with previous performances under maestros Stephen Layton and Dane Lam.
The choir has released a number of recordings including, in 2016, Mass of the Dreaming, a celebrated recording of Australian choral music. It features the premiere recording of the Ross Edwards’ title work, together with compositions of musical friends Stephen Leek, Matthew Orlovich, Andrew Schultz, Paul Stanhope, Keren Terpstra and Joseph Twist.
The Brisbane Chamber Choir regularly commissions new works and composers commissioned for 2022 include Andrew Ford and Andrew Schultz. The choir is currently the resident Chamber Choir of St John’s Anglican Cathedral.