Kapelle Singers Kapelle Siongers
The Kapelle Singers are an Adelaide based Chamber choir and celebrated their 25th Anniversary (2020). Kapelle began in October 1995 as a small group of female singers, most of whom were past members of the Pembroke Girls Choir under the direction of Colin Curtis. The group has grown and developed substantially since its inception. Founding Director Colin Curtis announced his retirement at the end of 2015. The choir made the decision not to rush into a long-term commitment with a new director, and instead have taken the time to reflect on the strong tradition and revel in the legacy left to us by Colin Curtis. We have also spent time and energy anticipating an exciting future. Since 2016 the Kapelle Singers have been extraordinarily fortunate to work with some of Adelaide’s best directors on a seasonal basis. These include the likes of Christie Anderson, Emma Horwood, Jonathan Bligh, Aldis Sils, Andrew Georg, Sebastian Phlox, Peter Kelsall, and Kim Worley. Engaging guest directors on a seasonal basis has allowed us to work with talented individuals we may never have otherwise had the opportunity to meet, and to tackle repertoire we might never have imagined. These talented individuals brought their own styles, talents, priorities and senses of humour to the group. Kapelle has risen to the challenge of each new season, flourishing musically, and strengthening as a community. We look forward to the challenges and rewards which lie ahead. The choir is proud of its tradition of supporting young singers and musicians with opportunities to extend themselves musically and obtain solo and choral experience. The main driving force of the group is to strive for musical excellence. Each year, our repertoire and concert programs are selected with the aim of stretching the ability of the ensemble and attaining a new, higher level of achievement. Kapelle has a focus on taking their music to new audiences such as, four appearances at the International Barossa Music Festival, and presentations at Government House concert for the Friends of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Recently (May 2019) Kapelle travelled to Tanunda to perform a concert hosted by The Friends of the Hill & Son Grand Organ as part of South Australia’s History Festival.