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



Adrian Willaert – Christi virgo dilectissima

Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina – Missa Sacerdotes Domini 

  • Sanctus
  • Benedictus 
  • Agnus Dei

 Paolo Agostini – Missa Pro Vigiliis ac Feriis in Canone

  • Kryie
  • Sanctus
  • Osanna
  • Benedictus
  • Agnus Dei
  • Sit Nomen Domini

Alessandro Scarlatti – Exaltabo te Domine

Claudio Monteverdi – Jubilate Deo


Chorale Members

Ben Anderson

Chloe Arentz

Alexandra Bartetzko

Paul Conrad

Ally Dunk

Gus Fowler

Rachel Hoey

Isaac Holtby

Nicholas Hughes

Sarah Longford

Jada Love

Libby Lynch

Anna Madrigal

Jessie Madsen

Hannah McNamara

Tess O'Donohue

Taisha Paterson-Burr

Dominic Retschlag

Maddy Short

Jack Sweetman

Zachary Vella

About Twilight in the Red Box Series

Join us for a series of intimate twilight concerts showcasing brand new classical music from renowned Australian and international composers, and performances by some of Australia’s finest musicians and rising stars.

Internationally renowned classical music export the Tinalley String Quartet will perform masterpieces from their repertoire in the opening concert of the series on 7 July. Acclaimed for their addictive sound and intuitive music making, these virtuosic musicians have enraptured audiences across the globe.

On Sunday 14 & 21 July, concert programs curated by University of Queensland Cello Performance Fellow, Patrick Murphy, will feature instrumental and vocal performances from students of the University of Queensland’s School of Music and take audiences on a transportive musical journey spanning seven centuries.

The Twilight in the Red Box Series is presented in partnership with the Queensland Music Festival.




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Red Box