Come Hear Us

Our 2017 Program


Sunday 26 March, 5.30pm, Verdure, Village Centre, National Arboretum

A program featuring all things Green to celebrate our inaugural performance in the stunning surroundings and soaring acoustics of the Village Centre at the National Arboretum. This twilight concert, with music by Randall Thompson, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Leonard Bernstein, among others, is not to be missed.


Saturday 3 June, 7.30pm, Wonder with the National Capital Orchestra,  Llewellyn Hall

Join the Canberra Choral Society and the National Capital Orchestra for this stimulating orchestral and choral showcase.

Be early for Carl Vine’s pre-show talk, then enjoy a stunning all-Australian program.

The National Capital Orchestra, led by brilliant young conductor Leonard Weiss, present Graeme Koehne’s vibrant Tivoli Dances to set the scene. Then Canberra Choral Society, under the artistic direction of Dianna Nixon, will join with the National Capital Orchestra to perform Carl Vine’s Choral Symphony. Vine’s setting of these ancient texts seems to come from deep in the earth and float to the heavens.

After interval, the forces combine again in Matthew Hindson’s It Is Better To Be Feared Than Loved, a fiery and meticulous setting of Machiavelli’s famous words from Chapter 17 of The Prince. The concert concludes with the hopefulness of Vine’s glorious setting of Walt Whitman’s beloved poem Wonders, featuring Penelope Mills and Christopher Hillier who sang the solos for the world premiere in September last year.


Sunday 10 September, Last night at the Proms with the Canberra Wind Symphony at Albert Hall

All the Pomp and Circumstance of London’s Last Night of the Proms here in Canberra.  Like to join us as part of POMP?

We are looking for Prommers for our ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert at Albert Hall on Sunday 10 September. This will be an entertaining afternoon of music and we need your help to create the Proms atmosphere. This project is designed to help you develop more confidence with performance, while adding colour and energy to our event.


Saturday 25 November, Messiah, Llewellyn Hall

Guest choristers and fabulous soloists will join us for the return of this beloved work which heralds the Christmas Season.



In addition to our busy concert schedule, we will be looking for more opportunities to ‘Sing for Our Supper” in 2017, performing at events that help spread the word on CCS and/or raise some valuable funds towards performance costs. Contact us if you have an event you would like us to participate in.