For those concerts where choral forces are required, the TSO is joined by the TSO Chorus.
The TSO Chorus is an auditioned group of approximately 80 voices. June Tyzack has been Chorusmaster since 2001 and is supported by Assistant Chorusmaster Andrew Bainbridge. Founded in 1992 to present concert performances of opera, the repertoire has since broadened to include the requiems of Mozart, Cherubini, Brahms, Verdi, Fauré, and Sculthorpe; masses by Mozart, Haydn, Schubert and Puccini; and symphonies by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mahler, and Vaughan Williams. Many performances are broadcast on ABC Classic FM. In addition to performing with the TSO and touring regional Tasmania, the TSO Chorus is frequently invited to augment interstate symphonic choirs. Since 2006 the TSO Chorus has performed at the Sydney Opera House, the Adelaide Festival, and Perth Concert Hall. In 2012 members of the TSO Chorus made their international debut augmenting WASO Chorus in performances of Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem in Hong Kong with Jaap van Zweden and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
Concerts with the TSO in 2016 include the Gilbert & Sullivan Spectacular, Haydn’s Creation, and, as part of the Festival of Voices, the mighty Bach St Matthew Passion.
The TSO Chorus welcomes new members. Interested choristers should contact the Chorus Coordinator on (03) 6232 4421 or visit the Chorus website for more information.