The University of Queensland Chamber Singers are a specialist ensemble that draws young vocal artists from across the university to perform diverse repertoire. Under the direction of Graeme Morton - Choral Fellow at the School of Music and Director of Music at St John’s Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane - the ensemble focuses on traditional and contemporary choral repertoire including that of Australian composers. The UQ Chamber Singers regularly collaborate with other musicians and contribute to research projects within the university.

The ensemble has performed in the Red Box (South Bank) as part of the Queensland Festival of Music, and at the University of Queensland’s Art Museum, Nickson Room, Customs House and performs regularly at St John’s Cathedral. Regional tours (such as to Cairns, Innisfail, and Toowoomba) support the university’s engagement with local communities, and the group’s research involvement extends from the canonic material from the early Renaissance, to commissions and recent compositions. Recent premieres include Finest Hour, a speech melody work commissioned from the UQ School of Music Senior Lecturer in Composition, Dr Robert Davidson.

In 2017 the ensemble performed an unusual double bill, performing Bach’s monumental B Minor Masswith the Brisbane Chamber Choir and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra directed by Stephen Layton. One week later they performed the St Matthew Passion together with other vocal students from the School of Music and The University of Queensland’s Pulse Chamber Orchestra, directed by Patrick Murphy. The choir has been broadcast on ABC Classic FM and 4MBS Classic FM.


Gloria ad modum tubae                         Guillaume Dufay 

Ave Maria                                                  Johannes Prioris 

Christi virgo dilectissima                        Adrian Willaert 

Kyrie and Sanctus                                    anon. (Tournai manuscript)

En venant de Lyon Que ne regretroit     Jean Mouton

The Lamb                                                John Tavener

Mother of God, here I stand                  John Tavener

Exaltabo te Domine                               Alessandro Scarlatti

Jubilate Deo                                            Giovanni Gabrieli



About 2019 UQ Music @ St John's

UQ Music @ St John’s features performances by the UQ Chorale, Pulse Chamber Orchestra, UQ Chamber Singers, Andrew Goodwin, and Malcolm Stewart. 

The Cathedral is kindly offering our audience members complimentary coffee and cake from 10:00AM prior to each UQ Music @ St John’s concert held at 11am, with the exception of the afternoon concert on 4 August 2019. Entry is free so come along and listen to the stars of tomorrow in the beautiful and serene setting of St John’s Cathedral in the Brisbane CBD.


373 Ann St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
St. John's Cathedral