TSO CHORUS

With 28 years of performances to its credit, the TSO Chorus can proudly add the opportunity to work with Stephen Layton to its most recent highlights, alongside masterclasses with Simon Halsey and Graham Abbott.

In a landmark performance in March 2020 under the direction of the new TSO Chief Conductor, Eivind Aadland, the chorus sang Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem to an empty hall.  Filmed and recorded, this performance heralded the ground-breaking TSO Daily Dose series.

The evolving relationship with conductors Marko Letonja and Johannes Fritzsch has continued to demonstrate the versatility of the 90 strong chorus, with programs of operatic, symphonic and liturgical repertoire attracting critical acclaim.

Away from its Hobart home, the TSO Chorus has created a notable presence interstate through collaborative performances with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Add Berlin and Barcelona where the voices of the TSO Chorus have been heard, and the dynamism of this chorus is evident.

Under the direction of Chorusmaster June Tyzack, the TSO choristers explore the extremes of a cappella repertoire for festivals and contrastingly delight in taking much-loved choral works to Regional Tasmania.

Outdoor rehearsals through the winter were a feature of 2020 culminating in The Sunrise Project. To read what June has in store for 2021 and to watch The Sunrise Project film click here.

June Tyzack

Chorusmaster

Jennifer Marten-Smith

Repetiteur

Karen Smithies

Repetiteur

Alexis Hargrave

Chorus and Artistic Coordinator

TSO CHORUS OF BELLS AND FIRE
Sunday 25 July & Sunday 22 August 2021, 5.30pm & 7.30pm
Port Arthur Historic Site

June Tyzack conductor
Jennifer Marten-Smith piano
TSO Chorus

Paying homage to the cast bronze bells that once rang out across the site, this a cappella choral experience performed by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Chorus will bring the hallowed grounds of the convict site alive through light and voice.