The TSO Chorus was founded in 1992 to present concert performances of opera, and has since broadened genres to embrace masses, requiems and symphonies, as well as sacred and secular a cappella works. With Marko Letonja, the TSO Chorus returned to its opera roots in performances of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette (2018), Bizet’s Carmen (2017), and the Helpmann Award-winning performance of Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde (2016). In addition to concerts with the TSO, highlights include performances with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
Under the direction of Chorusmaster June Tyzack, the TSO Chorus has established a notable presence at MONA, with Festival of Voices and in Regional Tasmania. In May, the Chorus will present a concert of Australian a cappella works in Barcelona and participate in a Verdi Requiem Sing Along with Simon Halsey conducting. The Chorus will finish the year in collaboration with WASO chorus and principal conductor, Asher Fisch, performing Verdi Requiem in Perth. Concert highlights in 2019 with the TSO include Bach St John Passion and Mendelssohn Symphony No. 2 Lobgesang.