The internationally acclaimed Choir of Trinity College is the flagship of Trinity’s musical life.
The primary focus of the Choir of Trinity College during term-time is the singing of choral services in the College Chapel, where it can be heard in music from the 13th century to our own times.
The Choir is acclaimed for its collaborations with the world’s leading musicians and in particular for its performances of Bach, which have included the St Matthew Passion with Jeremy Summerley in 2011, and the St John Passion with Stephen Layton in 2012, and Jonathan Grieves-Smith in 2014.
The Choir has undertaken eight international tours, visiting England, Germany, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Baltic States and Russia, Canada and the United States.
The Choir is a champion of new and old music, and enjoys a special advocacy for new Australian repertoire much of it written especially for the Choir. Recent performances including music by Gabriel Jackson, Richard Mills, Daniel Riley, Arvo Pärt, Brett Dean, Eriks Esenvalds, Owain Park, Lachlan McDonald, Sir John Tavener, Pawel Lukascewski, David Briggs, Joseph Twist, Calvin Bowman and Nigel Westlake, and in 2013 on his first tour to Australia the Choir performed with Eric Whitacre.
The Choir comprises students studying a wide range of subjects, many of whom are resident at Trinity College, but with others drawn from Monash or Swinburne University, the Victorian College of the Arts or RMIT, and other centres of tertiary education.
Choral Services during term time:
Thursday 5.45pm Evensong (without sermon)
Sunday 5pm Evensong (with sermon)
Click here to view Trinity College Chapel page
Click here to view the current music list
Click here to listen to live recordings from this year on Soundcloud
Click here to browse published tracks on iTunes
Interview with Jonathan Grieves-Smith, Director of Music 2014-2016
Choral and organ scholars 2017
Gillian McNaughton (Senior)
Jack Lindsay (Junior)
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
Chris is a former member of the Tallis Scholars and Director of Music at St Edmund Hall, Oxford.
FORMER DIRECTORS OF MUSIC
Jonathan Grieves-Smith (2014–2016)
Former Chorus Master of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Michael Leighton Jones (1997–2014)
Former Choral Scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, Lay Vicar at Westminster Abbey, member of the vocal quintet The Scholars, and founder of the sextet Jones & Co
Michael Fulcher (1994–1997)
Former Director of Music, Cathedral of St Paul, Wellington, New Zealand
Dr Christopher Dearnley LVO (1992–1993)
Former Organist at St Paul's Cathedral, London
Emeritus Professor Peter Godfrey CBE (1990–1991)
Former Chorister and Choral Scholar (and later Guest Director of Music) at King's College, Cambridge
Bruce Macrae (1985–1989)
Professor Peter Dennison (1976–1985)
Professor of Music at Melbourne University
ACTING DIRECTORS OF MUSIC
Sam Allchurch (Semester 2, 2016)
Conductor, Artistic Operations Manager, Gondwana Choirs
Tom Healey (Semester 1, 2016)
Former Director of Music at Geelong Grammar School and St Andrew's Anglican Church, Brighton
Jonathan Grieves-Smith (Semester 1, 2014)
Chorus Master of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Michael Leighton Jones (December 1996 to August 1997)
Vocal Staff, University of Queensland
Julian Liberto (Semester 2, 1993)
Tim Smith (Term 2, 1986)
Dr Geoffrey Cox (Terms 3 & 4, 1979)
Former Organ Scholar at New College, Oxford