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Adelaide Chamber Singers Adelaide Chamber Singers

About us

Adelaide Chamber Singers has been a passionate and innovative contributor to music making in Adelaide for more than thirty years. Formed in 1985 by its Artistic Director and Conductor Carl Crossin, the ensemble comprises some of Adelaide’s best and most experienced ensemble singers, some of whom are also emerging artists, soloists, teachers or conductors in their own right. ACS is widely respected as one of Australia’s finest chamber choirs and, in 2011, was awarded one of South Australia’s premier Arts awards, the Ruby Award for “sustained contribution by an organisation”. In 2013, Adelaide Chamber Singers performed to critical acclaim at three of Europe’s leading competitive choral festivals: the Musica Sacra a Roma in Italy, the Welsh International Musical Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales, and the 1st European Choir Games in Austria. ACS won six out of six Gold awards, the Vincitore della Gran Premio (Grand Prize) in Rome, and the Pavarotti Trophy for “Choir of the World at Llangollen 2013” in Wales. Other international appearances have included: the prestigious Polyfollia Festival in Normandy, France in October 2014; the 2006 International Choral Kathaumixw in Canada (where it won the award of “Choir of the World at Kathaumixw 2006”); the 2006 International Choral Festival in the USA; the 2006 Cambridge Summer Music Festival in England; the 2004 Tokyo International Festival; the 6th World Symposium on Choral Music in the USA in 2002; the Asia Pacific Symposium on Choral Music in Singapore in 2001; the 1999 Norfolk and Norwich Festival; and the 1996 National Convention of the Association of British Choral Directors in Oxford. Adelaide Chamber Singers has also performed at the Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth International Festivals, as well as WOMADelaide. ACS performances at regional festivals around Australia and with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. ACS was the backing choir for the Rolling Stones at the Adelaide Oval in 2014 and has performed or recorded with artists as diverse as Hilltop Hoods, Josh Groban, Sweden’s Wild Birds & Peace Drums, Zephyr Quartet and Australian singers Greta Bradman and Sally Anne-Russell, the Kronos Quartet and The Tallis Scholars.