Canberra’s Premier Choral Ensemble

Magnificat, All Saints Anglican Church, Ainslie

Magnificat, All Saints Anglican Church, Ainslie

About Us

Coro is a semi-professional chamber music ensemble which 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. Founded in 2011 by Canberra-based composer and conductor David Mackay and singer Paul Eldon, Coro is currently led by Peter Young, one of the city’s most active musicians.

Peter’s passion is bringing back to life music from the Baroque. Since 2016 he has produced for performance modern, practical editions of some of the great vocal music from the 17th and 18th centuries, including a comprehensive collection of Charpentier's music, Telemann and others. Most of his editions are derived from the original manuscripts or early prints. Several are of works which are still unpublished. Others can only be found in expensive library volumes not suitable for practical performance.

1742 Messiah, St Paul’s Anglican Church, Manuka Dir. Joseph Nolan

Next Performance

Handel Dixit Dominus
3 November 2019 | 3pm
Wesley uniting church

One of the Baroque’s ultimate challenges for singers and instrumentalists alike with its unremitting energy and dramatic intensity, Dixit Dominus showcases the young Handel’s mastery of counterpoint and harmonic and melodic invention. Plus Australian premiere performances of newly transcribed Vesper works by Charpentier.

Sing With Us
upcoming auditions

We are looking for experienced singers in all voice parts to join the ensemble

Audition dates: monday 29 & tuesday 30 july, 6 - 9pm | Saturday 3 August 2 - 5pm

Please email or complete the form provided below

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Please also indicate if you would like to be considered for solo work

Expressions of interest will be accepted from singers aged over 16 years
We reserve the right to fill positions by invitation. Auditions may be conducted.