The Geelong Chorale has been an integral part of Geelong’s cultural life for six decades, and celebrated its 65th Anniversary in 2009. It is a section of GAMA (Geelong Association of Music and Art) which also includes The Geelong Musical Society and the Geelong Repertory Theatre Company. The Geelong Chorale became an incorporated organisation in November 2020, with the name The Geelong Chorale Inc.
The Geelong Chorale currently numbers around 40 members drawn from Geelong and surrounds who aim to present quality choral music at a high standard of performance.
The repertoire of the choir encompasses a wide range of styles and periods. Recent performances have included unaccompanied choral music of the nineteenth century, a programme of renaissance and contemporary music for Holy Week and Easter, Scottish folksongs, selections of Gilbert and Sullivan, and humorous works including The Seasonings by PDQ Bach performed with orchestra. The choir also performs works by contemporary composers. The Geelong Chorale gave the Australian premiere performance of Karl Jenkins’ ‘The Armed Man’. The Geelong Chorale supports Australian composers by regularly commissioning new works.
Our Musical Director – Allister Cox
Our Accompanist – Kristine Mellens
The Geelong Chorale holds its rehearsals and concerts on the lands of the Wadawurrung People and wishes to acknowledge them as Traditional Owners and to pay respect to their Elders, past and present.
The Geelong Chorale also acknowledges the contribution of First Peoples to the musical heritage of Australia.