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The corinthian singers of adelaide

2024 Season

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Sunday 24 March 4:00 pm

Passiontide, Handel with Care

Celebrate Easter with a collection of works of much loved choruses from the second half of Handel’s Messiah. There will be audience participation so bring your score to join in.

Other Passiontide composer's included in the concert will be William Byrd, Thomas Weekes and  Jacob Handl.


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Sunday 2 June 5:00 pm  

Evensong  at St John's, Halifax Street, Adelaide

Taken from the Book of Common Prayer, King James Version

Sunday 14 July 4:00 pm  


The Corinthian Singers with musical director Matthew Atherton present  works on the theme of  Illumination , from works about light, to atmospheric works that imply the effect of light. There will be glorious music from works by Thomas Tallis to three songs by Philip Glass in his brilliant inequitable style. The Choir will priemiere a new work by Matthew featuring Joshika Akhil, playing Himalayan singing bowls



Sunday 8 September  2:00 pm

Illumination at St Andrew's, Strathablyn

A repeat performance of the choir's  Illumination concert in aid of the St Andrew's building restoration fund.


Sunday 29 September  5:00 pm

Evensong for St Michael's day 

The Cornthian Singers present an Evensong for St Michels day featuring works relating to St Michael, including Factum Est Silentium by Richard Deering 


Sunday 3 November 6:30 

The Proms at St John's

Now in it's third year. Join in the fun, with all the pomp and circumstances of the Proms at St John's as the Corinthian Singers, with Musical Director Matthew Atherton, present the  traditional fare of the Proms.  Also inculded in the programme will be a dedication to the late Peter Schickele, otherwise known as P.D.Q. Bach.     

Proceeds go to St John's Youth Services       



Friday 13 December 7:30 pm  

Joy to the World. Christmas Concert 1

Celebrate the joy of the festive season with the traditional Corinthian Singers’ candlelit Christmas concerts. 



Sunday 15 December  3:00 pm

Joy to the World. Christmas Concert 2

A repeat of Christmas concert 1 


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2023 Season

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Saturday 1 April 3:00 pm

Prophecy, Procession, Passion

Celebrate Easter with a collection of works, with much loved choruses from Handel’s Messiah, for audience participation.  

Other works to be presented will be Ukraine composer, Paul Stetsenko’s The Beatitudes. the Agnus Dei from Mass No 1 by Antonio Salieri, De Profundis by Charpentier, and Easter Choruses by Bach



Sunday 16 July 3:00 pm  

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité 

The Corinthian Singers and conductor Matthew Atherton present a celabration of all things French, with an all French programme of music to commemorate Bastille Day. They present a selection of the best of French choral music, including works by Debussy, Ravel, and Saint-Saëns, ending with a rousing rendition of La Marseillaise.




Sunday 8 October 3:00 pm

Cancelled - The Corinthians' 60th Birthday Concert

The Birthday concert 8 October has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances. Please join the choir for their birthday celebrations in the 2023 Proms Concert 


Saturday 18 November 3:00 

The Proms at St David's

Join in the fun, with all the pomp and circumstances of the Proms at St Davids, Burnside, as the Corinthian Singers with Musical Director, Matthew Atherton present the  traditional fare of the Proms.                    



Sunday 19 November 3:00 

The Proms at St Johns 2023/The Corinthian Singers 60th Birthday

Due to the success of the Proms in  2022 it's back again at St John's this year  with all the traditional Proms tunes. Celebrate the Corinthian Singers' 60th birthday with cake and wine.

Proceeds of the concert go to the St John’s Youth Service                      



Friday 15 December 8:00 pm  

Waiting, Wonder, Welcome  Concert 1

Celebrate the festive season with the traditional Corinthian Singers’ candlelit Christmas concerts. The concerts will feature works by Australian composers James Govenlock, Peter Sculthorpe and Colin Brumby.



Sunday 17 December  3:00 pm

Waiting, Wonder, Welcome Concert 

A repeat of Christmas concert 1 


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ABout US

The Corinthian Singers of Adelaide is an auditioned chamber choir. The group was formed in 1963 by the Organist and Music scholar James Govenlock. Mr Govenlock was organist at St Francis Xavier Cathedral and a tutor, lecturer and great mentor at Adelaide University.

The Corinthian Singers perform a range of musical styles with members who are from different musical backgrounds but share a common love of choral music.

The choir often perform a cappella, but have also sung with associate artists such as the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Michael Crawford. The choir has toured overseas in Malaysia and has made recordings with the ABC, the Band of the South Australian Police and for movie soundtracks. The choir has performed specially commissioned works.

The Corinthian Singers are available for engagements, having previously sung at events at the Art Gallery of SA, for the City of Adelaide, carol singing for the Hut Street Precinct and at functions such as weddings.

The choir is based at St John's, Halifax Street Adelaide and is grateful for the support of St John's.

Director of Music

The Corinthian Singers have engaged a number of prominent choral conductors since inception by the original conductor, James Govenlock. More recent conductors include Christie Anderson, Emma Horwood, Peter Kelsall and Timothy Marks.

Our current Director of Music is Matthew Atherton. Matthew is an organist, composer, and teacher. He received organ tuition from Christa Rumsey and Dr. David Swale, and composition and arranging from Tristram Cary. Atherton was the first Organ Scholar at St Peters Cathedral, Adelaide, in 1988, and was organist at St Francis Xaviers Cathedral from 1989 -2010.

His professional career has featured many solo and ensemble performances, including engagements with the Adelaide Symphony and chamber orchestras, most of Adelaide's major choirs, along with many performances for the Adelaide Town Hall's annual organ recital series.

He has also performed on numerous cathedral organs around the United Kingdom, Paris, and in Uppsala Cathedral, Sweden. In 2011, Atherton was a guest of the Jehan Alain Association in Romainmôtier, Switzerland, performing on the restored Albert Alain organ.

As composer, Atherton has written in numerous genres for video documentaries, solo organ works, electronic works, vocal, choral, theatre works, orchestral works, and small ensemble pieces. He also has a sincere affection for Progressive Rock, Jazz, Electronic and Ambient music, and has enjoyed a parallel occupation as a keyboard player in various original and cover bands.

Long time Corinthian's member, Nicola Hardie-Campbell is our current Assistant Musical Director.

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"I love to hear a choir. I love the humanity... to see the faces of real people devoting themselves to a piece of music. I like the teamwork. It makes me feel optimistic about the human race when I see them cooperating like that."

Paul McCartney