Brisbane Chorale

Vale Roy Wales

It is with much sadness that we share the news that Brisbane Chorale’s founder and patron Roy Wales BEM passed away recently at his home in the UK, surrounded by his family.
We owe our very existence to Roy, and those of us who remember his time with us treasure the memory of his humour, his inspirational enthusiasm as a choral director, and his vision for us as a new and enduring musical force in Brisbane and beyond. 
His mark on choral music in Australia, made many years ago now, is indelible and ongoing. We are proud and grateful to continue to express his vision, in every rehearsal and every performance.
Roy Wales conducting Chorale in 2017

Brisbane Chorale's 2024 Season

See our Concert Diary for full details

“Mozart Requiem”

Sunday 5 May 2024 at 3:00 PM

Mozart: Requiem

Sarah Crane, soprano

Beth Allen, alto

Connor Willmore, tenor

Shaun Brown, bass

Brisbane Symphony Orchestra

Conducted by Emily Cox

Old Museum Concert Hall

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4MBS Festival of Classics

“Choral Spectacular”

Sunday 26 May 2024 at 3:00 PM

Mirusia, soprano

with The Queensland Choir

Brisbane Symphony Orchestra

Conducted by Emily Cox and Kevin Power

Brisbane City Hall

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“Two French Requiems”

Sunday 13 October 2024 at 3:00 PM

Fauré : Requiem

Duruflé : Requiem

Christopher Wrench, organ

Conducted by Emily Cox

Brisbane City Hall

“Christmas Around the World”

Sunday 8 December 2024 at 3:00 PM

Various Christmas items from around the world!

Conducted by Emily Cox

Valmai Pidgeon Performing Arts Centre, Somerville House

Come sing with us!

Do you love choral music? Love singing? If you have a passion for the great works of the choral repertoire and a commitment to good musicianship we’d be thrilled to have you join us as we explore and perform these magnificent works together! Our exciting 2024 season begins with the great Mozart Requiem, so the time to join us is now!

Applying for an audition is simple – fill in this form and we’ll get in touch to make the arrangements. The audition itself is informal, friendly and private. You won’t need to bring a prepared piece. You’ll find further details about joining and the audition here.

Check out some highlights of our past performances…

The 4MBS Brisbane Chorale radio program can be heard at 7pm on the 4th Saturday of each month on 4MBS Classic FM 103.7.

This month’s broadcast is on Saturday, 24 February.

4MBS Classic FM 103.7

The 4MBS Brisbane Chorale radio program can be heard at 7pm on the 4th Saturday of each month on 4MBS Classic FM 103.7. 

This month’s broadcast is on Saturday, 24 February.

War Requiem video

Available now on our YouTube channel, the video of our performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem recorded in September 2023 in the Concert Hall of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

Also appearing with Brisbane Chorale were the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Q, Canticum Chamber Choir, the Voices of Birralee, and our three fabulous soloists: Eva Kong, Andrew Goodwin, and Hadleigh Adams, with our conductor Simon Hewett.

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