Hodie Christus Natus Est

Hodie Christus Natus Est

Sunday 10 December 6pm

Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest

Canberra Choral Society is thrilled to present a Christmas concert featuring a program of beautiful choral music and carols from the Middle Ages to the modern-day.

The concert includes works by William Byrd, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Anton Bruckner,
Josef Rheinberger, Morten Lauridsen, Herbert Howells, Sally Greenaway,
and an arrangement of a traditional Appalachian carol by Dan Walker.

An array of Christmas carols will add sparkle and delight.

Directed by Dan Walker, with Dr Anthony Smith (Organ and Piano).

Immortal Bach

Saturday 16 September 6.00pm

Canberra Choral Society & Luminescence Children's Choir

All Saints Anglican Church, Ainslie

The Canberra Choral Society (CCS) is delighted to present Immortal Bach, featuring Canberra’s own Luminescence Children’s Choir, in a program of heavenly choral music in the intimate and historic setting of All Saints Anglican Church, Cowper Street, Ainslie.

The music of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) always provides a thrilling experience for choir and audience alike. Expect to be transported by such delights as the motets Lobet Dem Herrn; Jesu Meine Freude; Komm, Jesu, Komm, and Der Geist Hilft, and the exquisitely moving final double chorus from Bach’s St Matthew Passion.

This concert of Bach’s most loved choral music, performed entirely in German, will be directed by Dan Walker, CCS Music Director, in collaboration with accomplished musicians Anthony Smith (Organ) and Lindy Reksten (Continuo).

Coming Home


Canberra Choral Society presents an exquisite program of choral music in Coming Home.

Featuring the world premiere of Dan Walker’s The Last Migration, commissioned in late 2022 by CCS to commemorate its 70th anniversary, this beautiful new work for choir and string ensemble is a setting of celebrated Australian poet A D Hope’s vivid and touching poem The Death of the Bird.

The program also presents Ola Gjeilo’s sonorous and uplifting Sunrise Mass for choir and string orchestra, which was partly influenced by the films and film scores loved by Gjeilo.

Two evocative choral works by Sally Whitwell include Lux Aeterna, dedicated “in loving memory of the Orlando USA shootings of 12 June 2016, and Home, a setting of her own heartwarming text.

The concert will be directed by Dan Walker, CCS Music Director, together with a string ensemble and with pianist and repetiteur Dr Anthony Smith.