Our Repertoire

Since its formation in 1983 the Brisbane Chorale has performed a wide range of choral works, across many styles.  This list presents the more significant of those works.  The many smaller pieces it has performed such as songs, carols, opera choruses and small choral works are not included.

The list is grouped into the following categories:

Masses / Requiems / Sacred Oratorios & Large Scale Cantatas / Other Sacred Works / Choral Symphonies / Other Secular Works

Past concerts list

Download a complete list of the Chorale’s past concerts, with details of dates, works performed, performers, and venues.

Masses

ComposerWorkWhen performed
BachMass in B minor1985
BachMass in G minor1994
BeethovenMass in C2008
BeethovenMissa solemnis in D2000
BernsteinMass1986
BrucknerMass in E minor1988
DvorákMass in D1993, 2015
HaydnNelson Mass1989, 1992, 1999
HaydnMass in tempore belli (Mass in Time of War)1992, 1993, 2009
JenkinsThe Armed man: A Mass for Peace2006, 2013
JongenMass op 1302003
LisztMissa Choralis2003
MozartGreat Mass in C minor1990, 2011
MozartCoronation Mass1995
PucciniMessa di Gloria1984
RossiniPetite messe solennelle2006
Vaughan WilliamsMass in G minor1988

Requiems

ComposerWorkWhen performed
BerliozGrande messe des morts1986, 1996, 2004
BottesiniMessa da Requiem2012
BrahmsA German Requiem1989, 1997, 2011, 2014
BrittenWar Requiem1988, 1994, 2013
CherubiniRequiem Mass in C minor1992
DurufléRequiem1996, 1999, 2016
FauréRequiem1986, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1997, 2004, 2011, 2016
MozartRequiem1987, 1991, 1995, 2001, 2006, 2010
RutterRequiem2003, 2010
VerdiRequiem1984, 1987, 2009, 2009, 2013, 2019

Sacred Oratorios and Large Scale Cantatas

ComposerWorkWhen performed
BachSt John Passion1989, 1995, 1998
BachSt Matthew Passion1987, 1996
CarissimiJepthe1990
ElgarThe Dream of Gerontius1983, 2013, 2014
GoldenthalFire Water Paper: a Vietnam Oratorio1997
HandelIsrael in Egypt1985, 2019
HandelMessiah1984, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
HandelMessiah from scratch1984, 1985, 1992, 1994
HaydnThe Creation1986, 1998
MendelssohnChristus2009
MendelssohnElijah1987, 2007
MendelssohnSt Paul2008
Saint-SaënsChristmas Oratorio2002
WaltonBelshazzar’s Feast1984, 1991, 2005, 2010, 2017

Other Sacred Works

ComposerWorkWhen performed
BachCantata No 140, ‘Wachet Auf’1994
BachMagnificat1990
BarberAgnus Dei1990, 2000
BerliozTe Deum1993, 2016
BernsteinChichester Psalms1984, 1999, 2018
BrahmsFest- und Gedenksprüche2010, 2015
BrahmsGeistliches Lied1990, 2015
BrittenFestival Te Deum2001
BrucknerEcce Sacerdos2004, 2015
BrucknerLocus Iste2001, 2004, 2004, 2015, 2015
BrucknerOs Justi2004, 2004, 2015
BrucknerTe Deum1992
ChilcottJubilate2001
GóreckiTotus Tuus1999, 2003, 2009
HandelZadok the Priest1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1995, 2004
HaydnTe Deum1990
HolstNunc Dimittis2001
KodályPsalmus Hungaricus1986
LauridsenAve Maria2000, 2003
LauridsenLux Aeterna2002
MonteverdiVespers of 16101990
MozartAve Verum Corpus1994, 1997, 2001
PoulencGloria1991, 1997, 1998, 2018
PurcellJubilate Deo1994
PurcellTe Deum1994
RachmaninoffAll-Night Vigil (‘The Vespers’)1998, 2004, 2014
RutterGloria1988, 1996, 2019
SzymanowskiStabat Mater1991
TavernerThe Veil of the Temple2009
ThompsonThe Peaceable Kingdom2000
TippettFive Spirituals from A Child of our Time2000
Vaughan WilliamsAntiphon2003, 2010
Vaughan WilliamsFantasia on Christmas Carols1988, 1990
VerdiAve Maria2003
VerdiFour Sacred Pieces1989
VivaldiGloria1986, 1989
WhitacreLux Arumque2009

Choral Symphonies

ComposerWorkWhen performed
BeethovenSymphony No 9, ‘Choral’1983, 1985, 1988, 1991, 1996, 1998, 2005, 2010
BracaninSymphony No 21995, 1997 (recording)
Kats-CherninSymphonia Eluvium (Symphony of the Floods)2011
MahlerSymphony No 2, ‘Resurrection’1987, 1994, 1999, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2015
MahlerSymphony No 32008
MahlerSymphony No 8, ‘Symphony of a Thousand’1988, 1995, 2018
Vaughan WilliamsA Sea Symphony2007, 2012

Other Secular Works

ComposerWorkWhen performed
BeethovenChoral Fantasy1985, 1989
BoitoPrologue – Mephistophele1985
BrahmsNänie2000
CombeSnugglepot and Cuddlepie1994
DeliusAppalachia1984
HolstThe Planets1989, 1993
KancheliStyx2007
MahlerDas klagende Lied (Song of Lamentation)2010
MendelssohnA Midsummer Night’s Dream1995, 1999
OrffCarmina Burana1983, 1989, 1992, 2002, 2007
OrffCatulli Carmina2007
OrlovichChild Sightings2002
ProkofieffAlexander Nevsky1990, 1991
RachmaninovThe Bells2016
RavelDaphnis and Chloe1999
ShoreLord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring film soundtrack2012
SibeliusFinlandia1987, 1992, 2002
TavenerSong for Athene2001, 2009
Tim Rice and the ABBA teamChess1993
Vaughan WilliamsFive Mystical Songs1999
Vaughan WilliamsThe Pilgrim’s Progress (Heavenly chorus)2002
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