For those concerts where choral forces are required, the TSO is joined by the TSO Chorus.
The TSO Chorus is an auditioned group of over 80 voices, founded in 1992 to present concert performances of opera. Since then, the repertoire has broadened to embrace masses, requiems and symphonies for chorus and orchestra, as well as a diverse array of sacred and secular a cappella works. The Chorus has recently returned to its opera roots with the Helpmann Award-winning performance of Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde (2016), Bizet’s Carmen (2017) and this year, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette. In addition to concerts with the TSO, highlights across the past 25 years include performances with the Sydney Symphony, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Australian International Symphony Orchestra and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. With a reputation for innovative performances under the direction of Chorusmaster June Tyzack, the TSO Chorus kicked off 2018 with two “extreme” performances at MOFO, maintaining their distinctive presence at MONA. Retaining the buzz of being one of The Mercury’s “don’t miss” things to see in the festival, the Chorus will appear in Dark MOFO’s Eternal featuring Arvo Pärt Berliner Messe. In addition to this, the Chorus will shine in performances of Grieg Peer Gynt, Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Fauré Requiem and Handel Messiah with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, and cap off the year with a Regional Tour to Campbell Town and Cygnet.
The TSO Chorus welcomes new members. If you are interested in joining a diverse group of choristers and singing a variety of repertoire at the highest standard, contact the Chorus Coordinator on 03 6232 4421 or visit the website for more information, tsochorus.com.au