Performance of Messiah conducted by Joseph Nolan (St George's Cathedral, Perth) at St Paul's Anglican Church, Manuka 26 July 2015
Photo by Peter Hislop

Welcome to the website for coro chamber music

Coro is a semi-professional Canberra-based not-for-profit chamber music ensemble founded by conductor and composer David Mackay and singer Paul Eldon.

Coro follows the European festival chorus tradition of rehearsals and performance with a smaller ensemble and a commitment to note learning without the need for weekly rehearsals.

The group is committed to presenting interesting and diverse performances around Canberra, accessible to all ages, backgrounds and incomes: from the music of JS Bach to the 20th century dissonance of Arvo Pärt and sing-along carols at our annual 'Christmas in July' event on the first Sunday in July.

Coro is a platform for collaboration with other musicians whether as soloists, conductors or part of the broader ensemble. Since their first sold-out concert in March 2012 at the Wesley Music Centre, notable collaborations include countertenor Tobias Cole, composer and keyboardist Calvin Bowman, oboist Jessica Donohue, Joseph Nolan, Organist and Master of the Choristers at St George's Cathedral, Perth and Beijing-based British conductor Nicholas Smith OBE.

Coro aims to work with the best singers in the ACT to form the core membership of the ensemble. In addition, singers from New South Wales and Victoria have travelled to Canberra to perform with the group.

We invite you to rummage around the site to find out about upcoming performances and how you can join the ensemble.


Sing With Us

Coro is looking for experienced singers to join the ensemble! We are especially interested in hearing from tenors and basses. Please contact us through our 'Contact Us' page for more information and to schedule and audition.


Next performance
3rd Annual christmas in july
3:00pm, Sunday 3 july 2016

A wintry festival of music, Christmas trees, mince pies & mulled wine in the Main Hall at All Saints' Anglican Church, Ainslie. Solos, small ensembles and sing-along fun with all your favourite carols. Doors open at 3pm with music from 3:30pm. All tickets are just $20 and include an array of delectable seasonal refreshments.