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Renowned for its astonishing vocal blend and technical virtuosity.

Meet the

Brandenburg Choir

The Brandenburg Choir is renowned for its astonishing vocal blend and technical virtuosity.

Established by Artistic Director Paul Dyer in 1999 to perform in the first ever Brandenburg Christmas concert, the Choir has become a regular part of the Brandenburg year. The first concert combined medieval chant and polyphony as well as carols from around the world in their original settings and languages.

There is a deep tradition of period music for voice that I have always been fascinated by, much of which had never been heard by Australian audiences. I wanted to put a group of excellent singers together and dive into this repertoire, a rich complement to our Baroque and period instruments. Our Choir is a ravishing blend of radiant singers
Paul Dyer

Originally 13 voices, the Choir joined our Orchestra and wowed audiences with truly beautiful renditions of both familiar Christmas favourites and rarely-heard sacred works, performing music from the 11th century to the Baroque. It was an instant success, combining musical, literary and scholarly performances that thrilled audiences and critics alike.

Noël! Noël! has proven to be so popular, the Brandenburg has already released four live recordings of their Noël! Noël! concerts, the last of which was recorded in 2016 at St Francis of Assisi Church, Paddington, Sydney. These beautiful collections of festive music are available to listen on to Apple Music, iTunes and Spotify.

In addition to the annual Noël! Noël! concerts, the Choir now regularly performs as part of the Brandenburg’s annual subscription season. Bach Cantatas, Handel’s Coronation Anthems, and Mozart’s great Requiem and Coronation Mass are among the best loved performances of the Choir. Their performance of Handel’s Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day received critical acclaim, with The Sydney Morning Herald declaring: “[The Brandenburg Choir is] one of the finest choruses one could put together in this town”.

There was vigour and passion in this performance just as there was great subtlety and finely shaded nuances of feeling and colour.
The Sydney Morning Herald

The current members of the Brandenburg Choir are all professional singers, many of whom also hold music degrees, but they do not all sing full time. From music teachers to lawyers, business managers to medical doctors and nurses, each member looks forward to the opportunity to perform with the Brandenburg throughout the year.


Samantha Ellis
Mia Robinson
Astrid Girdis*
Jennifer Rollins
Wei Jiang
Josie Ryan
Clare Macpherson*
Anna Sandström
Belinda Montgomery
Lauren Stephenson
Amy Moore
Adria Watkin
Elise Morton


Robert Adam
Austin Haynes
Michael Burden
Chris Hopkins
Philip Butterworth
Paul Tenorio
Timothy Chung
William Varga*
Marciano Flammia


Jonothan Borg
Brendan McMullan
Spencer Darby
Eric Peterson
Daine Ellicott
Richard Sanchez
Miguel Iglesias
Ethan Taylor


Hayden Barrington
Aidan O'Donnell*
Craig Everingham
Rodney Smith
Sébastien Maury
Alexander van Laar Veth
Philip Murray
Jesse van Proctor
Andrew O'Connor

*Member of the Young Mentorship Program