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The internationally acclaimed Choir of Trinity College is the flagship of Trinity’s musical life.

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Music plays a significant role at Trinity and music in its many forms is threaded through our history.

The Choir of Trinity College is a world-renowned choir that has launched the musical careers of several choristers. Then we have our a cappella groups, the Tiger Tones and the Candystripes, a music society, student bands and DJs, scholarships for music students and an annual student musical.

In addition to singing the services in the College Chapel, the Choir tour internationally, release music championing Australian composers and collaborate and perform with various orchestras, instrumental ensembles, and conductors.

A number of choristers are current Trinity residential students, but this isn’t a requirement to be part of the Choir.

The Choir has undertaken ten international tours, most recently to Italy, Ireland and the UK in July 2023. Over the past ten years the Choir has also visited Germany, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Baltic States, Russia, the UK, France and Spain.

Chris Watson is the Director of Music at Trinity College. Chris is a former member of the Tallis Scholars and Director of Music at St Edmund Hall, Oxford.

Choral services during term time
Sunday 5pm Evensong (with sermon)

Schedule

Sunday 3 March

Introit: Purcell Thou knowest Lord
Preces & Responses: Byrd
Canticles: Andrew Ford (new commission)
Anthem: Poulenc Vinea me electa

Sunday 10 March

Introit: Farrant Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake
Preces & Responses: Shephard
Canticles: Noble in B Minor
Anthem: Mauersberger Wie liegt die Stadt so wüst

Sunday 17 March

Introit: Farrant Call to remembrance
Preces & Responses: Smith
Canticles: Walmisley in D Minor
Anthem: Victoria Tenebrae factae sunt

Sunday 24 March, 3pm

J. S. Bach St Matthew Passion
Alexander Theatre
Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts
Monash University

Tickets available on Monash Performing Arts website

Wednesday 27 March, 7.30pm - Tenebrae

Victoria Tenebrae factae sunt
MauersbergerWie liegt die Stadt so wüst
Poulenc Vinea me electa
Allegri Miserere

Sunday 14 April

Introit: Wood This joyful Eastertide
Preces & Responses: Byrd
Canticles: Wood in Eb No. 2
Anthem: Armstrong Christ whose glory fills the skies

Sunday 21 April

Introit: Bednall Te lucis ante terminum
Preces & Responses: Martin
Canticles: Batten 4th
Anthem: Gibbons See, see the Word is incarnate

Sunday 28 April

Introit: Tallis Te lucis ante terminum (ferial)
Preces & Responses: Smith
Canticles: Harwood in Ab
Anthem: Purcell Rejoice in the Lord alway

Sunday 5 May

Introit: Tallis Te lucis ante terminum (festal)
Preces & Responses: Byrd
Canticles: Dyson in F
Anthem: arr. Tippett Steal away

Sunday 12 May - Choir Reunion

Introit: Stanford Justorum animae
Preces & Responses: after Stanford
Canticles: Stanford in A
Anthem: Stanford For lo, I raise up

Sunday 19 May - Corporate Eucharist for Pentecost

Darke in F
Tallis Loquebantur variis linguis

Sunday 26 May - Trinity Sunday

Introit: Sheppard Libera nos
Preces & Responses: Shephard
Canticles: Leighton 2nd Service
Anthem: Rachmaninov Izhe kheruvimui 

Enquiries

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the choral program at Trinity College, please email Director of Music Christopher Watson chwatson@trinity.unimelb.edu.au