The Brisbane Chorale is a symphonic chorus of over 100 voices with a reputation for outstanding choral performances. Since its formation in 1983 the Brisbane Chorale has made its mark on the choral landscape of Brisbane. The Brisbane Chorale has had the privilege to perform regularly with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and other major orchestras, choirs, performance organisations and festivals. Music Director, Emily Cox, one of Australia’s leading choral musicians, has led the Brisbane Chorale since 2003.
The Brisbane Chorale has performed Australian premieres, commissioned works from Australian composers and recorded works for Move Records and ABC Classics. Its repertoire is broad and extensive and includes both the great choral works of classical music and more contemporary works. Highlights in recent years have included the world premiere of Elena Kats- Chernin’s Symphonia Eluvium, a reflection on the Queensland floods, for the 2011 Brisbane Festival, Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring in 2012, and the Dr Who Symphonic Spectacular presented by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and BBC earlier this year.
From its first performance of Messiah with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in 1984, the Brisbane Chorale has greatly enjoyed sharing Handel’s most famous work with the people of Brisbane. The Brisbane Chorale enjoys bringing the joy, wonder and beauty of great choral works by composers past and present to audiences. In 2015, the Brisbane Chorale looks forward to collaborations with Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Brisbane Symphony Orchestra … and more! For information about the Brisbane Chorale’s concerts and audition process see their website: www.brisbanechorale.org.au.