The internationally acclaimed Choir of Trinity College is the flagship of Trinity’s musical life.
The Choir of Trinity College has built a reputation for its fine singing of music of the Anglican Cathedral tradition, from the Renaissance to the modern day. Its major weekly commitment is the singing of Evensong at 6pm in the College Chapel every Sunday during term.
The Choir also undertakes a busy program that includes:
performances in regional Victoria
national and international tours
carol services in the Chapel of Trinity College and St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne
a wide variety of corporate and private functions.
When and wherever the Choir performs, it receives an enthusiastic response from audiences with standing ovations and many favourable comments, including some from renowned musicians of international standing.
‘I very much enjoyed hearing and meeting the members of your choir. I was very impressed by them. It was really lovely to hear the Choir singing so well in tune and with good balance. I am sure that all your members will remember your eventful tour with great pleasure.’ Sir David Wilcocks, former Director of Music of King’s College, Cambridge.
The Choir ‘sang chords of such exquisite beauty, balance and taste that one ached to have the music captured on tape and played as a continuous loop.’ Houston Chronicle.
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Find out about Trinity College Chapel service times
Purchase Choir CDs from the Trinity online shop
Find out about upcoming Choir events and concerts
Director of Music
Michael Leighton Jones has held the position of Director of Music at Trinity College at the University of Melbourne since 1997. Michael has a wealth of choral and solo singing experience and expertise and is a very experienced teacher.
His mother was a professional singer and he has been involved with music all his life. He was born in New Zealand and completed postgraduate studies in England, where he sang in the choirs of King’s College, Cambridge (with Sir David Willcocks), and Westminster Abbey.
He was a member of the London-based vocal quintet, The Scholars, for 10 years and sang more than 1,000 concerts in more than 40 countries, before joining the music staff at the University of Queensland.
In Brisbane, he formed the vocal sextet Jones & Co, which toured both nationally and internationally. Michael has always maintained an active solo career, performing operatic roles and singing in oratorios and recitals, including many first performances in leading festivals.
Michael has regularly performed with Australia’s symphony orchestras and leading chamber music groups. He is also prominent as a composer, arranger and conductor.
Contact the Director of Music.
Choral and organ scholars 2013
Georgia Bentley (Freemantle Choral Scholar)
Georgina Davie (Ken Horn Choral Scholar)
Hannah Grigg (NHM Forsyth Choral Scholar)
Miranda Gronow (Robert WH Cripps Choral Scholar)
Eleanor Hanscombe (NHM Forsyth Choral Scholar and Choir Librarian)
Brittany King (Nancy Curry Choral Scholar)
Gabrielle Lefevre (Peter Godfrey Choral Scholar and Choir Librarian)
Ella Nield (Janet Clarke Hall Choral Scholar)
Jessie Sun (Janet Clarke Hall Choral Scholar)
Phoebe Thomson (Peter Dennison Choral Scholar)
Bradley Tjandra (Helen Macpherson Smith Trust Choral Scholar)
Stephen Treloar (NHM Forsyth Choral Scholar)
Emma Williams (NHM Forsyth Senior Choral Scholar)
*Senior Choral Scholar
Emeritus Choral Scholars
Brunce Munro Junior Organ Scholars
Dr Joshua van Konkelenberg (2013–)
John O'Donnell (2011–12)
Joshua van Konkelenberg (2010–11)
Jonathan Bradley (2002–10)
David Black (2001)
Calvin Bowman (1998–2001)
Hugh Fullarton (1996-98)
Dominic Perissinotto (1995)
Calvin Bowman (1994)
David Ogilvie (1992–93)
Calvin Bowman (1990–91)
David Agg (1981)
John Beaverstock (1977–81)
Douglas Lawrence (1968–69)
Michael Wentzell (1965–68)
Daryl Daley (1957–59)
Former Directors of Music
Michael Fulcher (1994–97)
Director of Music at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington
Dr Christopher Dearnley LVO (1992–93)
Former Organist at St Paul's Cathedral, London
Emeritus Professor Peter Godfrey CBE (1990–91)
Former Chorister and Choral Scholar (and later Guest Director of Music) at King's College, Cambridge
Bruce Macrae (1985–89)
Geoffrey Cox (Acting) (Semester 2, 1979)
Professor Peter Dennison (1976–84)
Ormond Professor of Music at Melbourne University