The Choir of St James’, one of Australia’s oldest musical institutions, can trace its lineage back to the early years of the parish. Indeed, some of its early members were convicts. For much of its almost two hundred years of ministry, the Choir has been regarded as one of Australia’s foremost Anglican choirs. This has continued to the present day where, uniquely in Sydney, the Choir consists of around ten professional adult singers. In 2013 we released two recordings.
On Sunday 31 January 2016 we launched this year’s exciting Concert Series. Details of our lunchtime concerts for 2016 can be found here.
In March/April 2016 the Choir undertook its first ever tour of Europe, singing in London, Winchester, Exeter, Paris, Vienna, Rome and Palestrina. Click here to read the Choir’s travel blog.
Please click here to find out more about us, here for this month’s music, and here to view our Choir gallery.
For many years St James’, King Street, has been at the centre of Sydney’s musical life, and never has that been more true than it is now, under the Choir’s inspiring director, Warren Trevelyan-Jones. Coming from London I was astonished by the vitality and impeccable professionalism of the performances. May this very high standard continue for many years more.”
Peter Phillips, founder and director of The Tallis Scholars
Current permanent Choir members are:
Soprano: Liza Lilli, Amy Moore, Brooke Shelley, Isabella Woods
Alto: Helen Hughson, Alex Siegers, Pip Dracakis
Tenor: Owen Elsley, Luke Iredale
Bass: Rob Hansen, Philip Murray
Choral scholars: Ria Andriani, Patrick Baker, Josi Ellem
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