If you love to sing, we’d love you to sing with us. Perform alongside the world’s best conductors, soloists and orchestras on stage at the Sydney Town Hall, City Recital Hall and the Sydney Opera House. From rehearsal to performance, you will be expertly led by our Music Directors, Brett Weymark and Elizabeth Scott.
Read about our three auditioned choirs and how you can register to audition.
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Symphony Chorus

Symphony Chorus is considered the most prestigious choir of its size in Australia. For the past 80 years, Symphony Chorus has been the chorus of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Weekly rehearsals on Tuesday evenings with some additional rehearsals throughout the year.

Chamber Singers

Chamber Singers is a choir of 32 highly skilled singers who specialise in virtuosic choral repertoire from the renaissance to the 21st century. Weekly rehearsals on Monday evenings with some additional rehearsals throughout the year.

VOX

There is no shortage of talent in our young adult ensemble, VOX, for singers aged 18-30. VOX excels in performing the most inspiring classical, popular and contemporary vocal works. Weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evenings with some additional rehearsals throughout the year.

Photography by Keith Saunders

Symphony Chorus

This highly skilled group of up to 150 highly skilled auditioned singers, perform a diverse range of repertoire from early Baroque and Renaissance, through to contemporary commissioned works. They excel in large scale choral repertoire. For more than 80 years, Symphony has been the chorus of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

In 2019 Symphony Chorus performed in Brahms Requiem, Mozart Mass in C Minor, Faure Requiem, Britten’s Peter Grimes, Last Night of the Proms and Messiah at Christmas.

In 2020 they will perform in Dawn Chorus, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Bach St John Passion, Last Night of the Proms, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Brahms Requiem, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mahler’s 8th Symphony in Melbourne and Carols at the Coliseum. They will also tour the UK and Germany for our Centenary Tour.

Photography by Keith Saunders

Chamber Singers

The Chamber Singers is a choir of 32 highly skilled singers who specialise in virtuosic choral repertoire from the renaissance to the 21st century. They are renowned for their dynamic performances and their exceptional musicianship and professionalism. Their performances are spiritual, sublime and often very moving. They have premiered Australian music by Dan Walker and Luke Byrne, amongst others, and regularly perform with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra including performances of Eötvös’ Halleluja — Oratorium balbulum and the Tea & Symphony series.In 2016 the Chamber Singers recorded and released This Secret World, the music of Dan Walker.

Every year, the Chamber Singers perform their own concert, in 2019, they presented their own concert of jazz and swing – In the Mood. In November they present Transcendence, a concert dedicated to the patron saint of music, St Cecilia, in the Utzon Room at the Sydney Opera House.

In 2020 they will perform with Symphony Chorus and VOX in Dawn Chorus, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Bach St John Passion, Brahms Requiem, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mahler’s 8th Symphony in Melbourne and Carols at the Coliseum. They will also tour the UK and Germany for our Centenary Tour.

Photography by Keith Saunders

VOX

VOX is at the forefront of contemporary choral music in Australia. Created for singers aged 18-30, VOX brings together Sydney’s most talented singers to perform in the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs’ concert season. VOX are led by acclaimed choral conductor and VOX Music Director, Elizabeth Scott. VOX regularly perform in Sydney Symphony programs and last year they featured in Last Night of the Proms, Britten’s Peter Grimes and Fauré Requiem. They starred in their own performances of Wonder in the Utzon Room at the Sydney Opera House. Outside of the season, VOX regularly appears at corporate events and in major cultural festivals such as VIVID Sydney, the Greek Music Festival and Four Winds.

In 2019 they performed with the Sydney Symphony in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at the Sydney Opera House and featured in the Sydney Opera House presents Nick Cave and Warren Ellis concert. They have sung on recordings for Sally Whitwell, Dan Walker and Bangarra Dance Theatre’s production of Bennelong.

In 2020 they will perform Craig Hella Johnson’s searing choral work “Considering Matthew Shepard” in collaboration with the City Recital Hall. They will join Symphony Chorus and the Chamber Singers and perform in Dawn Chorus, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Bach St John Passion, Last Night of the Proms, Brahms Requiem, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mahler’s 8th Symphony in Melbourne and Carols at the Coliseum. They will also tour the UK and Germany for our Centenary Tour.