Celebrating 30 Years in 2015

  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
  6. Being awarded the Arts SA Ruby Award in 2011
  7. Singing Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 at one of our first Late Night in the Cathedral concerts for the 2010 Adelaide Festival
  8. Performing Arvo Pärt’s Passio under the direction of international Pärt specialist Paul Hillier during the 2007 Adelaide Film Festival
  9. Singing Clare Maclean’s Christ the King in the monastery refectory at the top of Mont St Michel in France in 2014
  10. Taking part in Lindy Hume’s semi-staged performance of Bach’s St Matthew’s Passion at the 2005 Perth International Arts Festival
  11. Appearing onstage with the Rolling Stones at Adelaide Oval in 2014
  12. Singing the world premiere of Jonathan Mills’ Sandakhan Threnody with the ASO on Torrens Parade Ground in Adelaide in 2001
  13. Battling giant moths during our performance at the Opera in the Wetlands event in 2006
  14. Working with Andy Packer in a ‘portable airport lounge’ as part of our 2014 production of Monteverdi’s Fire
  15. Walking on the red carpet for the premiere of Paul Cox’s movie Human Touch to hear ourselves sing on the big screen
  16. Winning Choir of the World the first time at Kathaumixw in Canada in 2006
  17. Winning Choir of the World again at the famous International Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales in 2013
  18. Performing in the vast expanse of Norwich Cathedral (UK) at 10pm as part of the 1999 Norfolk and Norwich Festival
  19. Singing in St. Peter’s Cathedral with Maggie Beer in the front row of the audience
  20. Singing the Australian premiere of Arvo Pärt’s Adam’s Lament with Arvo Volmer and the ASO in 2012
  21. Taking part in a Workshop with the Kings Singers in 2014
  22. Appearing with the Kronos Quartet at the Earth Station Festival in Belair National Park in 2011 to perform Terry Riley’s Sun Rings
  23. Appearing with the Kronos Quartet at the Earth Station Festival in Belair National Park in 2011 to perform Terry Riley’s Sun Rings
  24. Waiting to collect our apparently baffling item (the Choir of the World trophy) as it was put through security three times in Dubai airport
  25. Performing Monteverdi’s madrigal cycle Sestina in the chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge as part of the Cambridge Summer Music Festival in 2006
  26. Performing with Swedish voice and percussion duo “Wild Birds and Peacedrums” at the 2011 WOMAD Festival in Adelaide
  27. Performing with the Tokyo Philharmonic Chamber Choir and the Vancouver Chamber Choir in the Tokyo Concert Hall in 2004
  28. Singing Thomas Tallis’s 40 part motet Spem in alium in the Great Hall of Sydney University with the Sydney Chamber Choir
  29. Performing Handel’s Carmelite Vespers and many Messiahs under the direction of Australia’s Handel specialist, Graham Abbott
  30. On stage with Josh Groban for the Adelaide leg of his All that Echoes Tour.

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