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.


Immortal Fire

Praise for Immortal Fire

“This concert recognized the recent passing of ACS musical luminary Tim Marks with the best possible tribute – a performance of exceptional tonal beauty and vitality”. The Advertiser

Click here for full review.


James Whitbourn’s extended cantata Annelies is the first major choral setting of Anne Frank’s diary and has already been hailed as one of the most signifi cant choral works of our time. Composed for solo soprano, chamber choir and piano trio with clarinet, Annelies explores the emotional journey undertaken by this extraordinary young girl from her first days in hiding until her family’s eventual capture and internment in a concentration camp by the Nazis. A truly inspirational work of art.

Concert duration – approx 1 hour and 15 minutes (there will be no interval)


Carl Crossin OAM

Annelies – James Whitbourn

With guest artists:

  • Greta Bradman – soprano
  • Samantha Webber – clarinet
  • Adam Chalabi – violin
  • Rachel Johnston – cello
  • Jamie Cock – piano
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Adult: $43
Concession: $35

Book Online

BASS 131 246
(service fees apply)

One Voice CD

ACS’ 7th CD, One Voice, is the essence of ACS’ 30 years – ranging from traditional repertoire to prize-winning works, new Australian works commissioned by ACS and audience favourites.

  • Deus In Adiutorium Meum Intende, Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla
  • How Can I Keep From Singing, Anne Cawrse
  • Sicut Cervus/Sitivit Anima Mea, Palestrina
  • In The Bleak Mid-Winter Snow, Phillip Hall
  • How Shall We Sing In A Strange Land, Joseph Twist
  • Leonardo Dreams Of His Flying Machine, Eric Whitacre
  • Dunque Amate Reliquie, Claudio Monteverdi
  • Morning Song For The Christ Child, Peter Sculthorpe
  • Stars, Ēriks Ešenvalds
  • Sudden Light, Carl Crossin
  • Bound for South Australia, Traditional (arr. Crossin)
  • One Voice, Ruth Moody (arr. Crossin)

One Voice was released on 28th November 2015 at the Celebration concert.



Purchase Online

CDs can be purchased online, through John Davis Music, 1/15 Vaughan Place, Adelaide (T 8232 8287) or contact us.

Season 2016

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 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 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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Adelaide Chamber Singers

Celebrating 30 years in 2015

The first 5 memories from our 30 memories from 30 years.

  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

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