St John Passion, April 10, 2019

…perfectly realised vocal textures and phrasing remained a feature throughout. … Read more

The Courier, Ballarat, February 25, 2019

ACC8 Inaugural Concert, February 22, 2019

This ensemble sings with impressive clarity and a bright, crisp tone, delivering a largely flawless blend throughout, even while navigating passages of complex polyphony.

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The Age, December 9, 2018

We have come to expect nothing short of perfection from Douglas Lawrence and the Australian Chamber Choir. The ACC today once again showed that great repertoire can be performed magnificently by this ensemble. … Read more

Classic Melbourne, December 6, 2018

It is no wonder that this was a sold out event.

Listening to the undulating tones echoing all around us, John Keats’ quote on poetry immediately came to mind:

“The point of diving into a lake is not immediately to swim to the shore, but to be in the lake, to luxuriate in the sensation of water. You do not work the lake out, it is an experience beyond thought. Poetry soothes and emboldens the soul to accept the mystery.”

Being able to luxuriate in the sensation of the music in such a beautiful and private space was an absolute treat. It is no wonder that this was a sold out event.

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Theatre Now, November 27, 2018

With its sublime sound, informed performance and exemplary ensemble skills … this was a splendid performance by the Australian Chamber Choir. … Read more

SoundsLike Sydney, November 26, 2018

A Baroque Christmas Program Notes, November 17, 2018

ClassikON, September 25, 2018

The Australian Chamber Choir sings complex music fearlessly and it thrills … Read more

ClassikON, September 25, 2018

one of the finest concerts in Sydney this year … … Read more

ClassikON, September 25, 2018

SoundsLikeSydney Sept 2018, September 18, 2018

The Australian Chamber Choir with its mastery of numerous styles and the languages … combined with exemplary vocal technique and ensemble skills, creates a glorious sound. … Read more

SoundsLike Sydney Sept. 2018, September 18, 2018

Mozart Requiem, August 17, 2018

Lawrence spoke of Barber’s work as “a pinnacle in the choral repertoire”, and Twelfth Night and Agnus Dei showed the ACC as a glorious group who never fail in technique, timbre or connection with the audience. The Agnus Dei floated to the heavens with the gentlest pulse, more splendid crescendos and intimate dynamics. The final cadence was a breathtaking pianissimo, causing my companion to say, “That was amazing”.  There were tears.

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Classic Melbourne, July 14, 2018

Classic Melbourne, July 5, 2018

This extraordinary concert by the Australian Chamber Choir, directed by Douglas Lawrence, was breathtakingly moving. An inspired selection of pieces was programmed in a masterly way which would ensure the audience could only last the emotional distance with ample tissues to comfort the widespread flow of tears.

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Classic Melbourne, July 5, 2018

True Romantics, June 16, 2018

Essence of the Renaissance, May 3, 2018

… the audience knew they were in for a treat. The magnificent voices soared upwards filling the church, surrounding the audience with pure sweet sound. This impact is magical and leaves a lasting impression. … Read more

Melbourne Observer Review by Jill Page, May 2, 2018

Theatre Press

Theatre Press, April 26, 2018

… sung exquisitely … this is a choir that Australia can be proud of.


Stage Whispers, April 25, 2018

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Stage Whispers, April 25, 2018

With a multitude of tours through Europe, the ACC was recognised in 2015 as an honorary life member of Denmark’s oldest classical music festival, the Sorø International Music Festival, cementing its place amongst the classical music elite … Read more

Theatre Press, April 23, 2018

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Cut Common Mag, April 18, 2018

the soloists – Elspeth Bawden, Elizabeth Anderson, Timothy Reynolds and Oliver Mann – ably demonstrated a rich and colourful delivery of the intertwining texts, and the ACC gave us the full range of dynamic contrasts with unified control and sensitivity. The Offertorium was joyful, the Sanctus – Benedictus expressed a deeper spirituality with the choral basses shining with their “Osanna in Excelsis”, and Lawrence was in command of seamless tempo changes. … Read more

Classic Melbourne, April 12, 2018

Where the text spoke of anguish, pleading and torment, the ACC lifted in united energy and awe through the glorious triads and suspensions. Impeccable pitch and articulation of the text are a feature of the ACC’s performances, and throughout, the tempered contrasts of dynamics in response to the text was scholarly and splendid. It is a joy to hear the Stabat Mater – and with the grand final cadence “While my body here decays, May my soul your goodness praise, Safe in heaven eternally,” the ensemble affirmed a celestial height.

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Classic Melbourne, April 12, 2018

Classic Melbourne

Classic Melbourne, April 12, 2018

Mozart Requiem, March 17, 2018

For the Australian Chamber Choir, … an acknowledgement of a creative force that transcends faith and soars … with a devotion and assurance that is inspirational and affirming. … Read more

Melbourne Observer, November 23, 2017

Venice Program Notes, November 7, 2017

Furchte dich nicht … by Bach … showed them worthy to be considered as world class. … Read more

ClassikON, August 29, 2017

a dramatic concert which was both tremendously well-conceived and received

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Australian Arts Review, August 29, 2017

the choir’s performance is magical, confident, dancing as one entity. … Read more

Weekend Notes, August 29, 2017

The Land

The Land, Bowral, August 23, 2017

I enjoyed your concerts so much … It’s very rare in our country to listen to choirs with this level of singing.

Endorsement: Klaus Kuchling, Cathedral Organist, Klagenfurt, Austria, August 2, 2017

The concert was absolutely top class. It was an unforgettable experience for all those who attended. Douglas Lawrence, as conductor, is able to draw the absolute best out of his singers. I drove home feeling elated.

Endorsement: Markus Karas, Cantor/Director of Music – Diaconate of Bonn, Germany, July 28, 2017

Echo, Darmstadt

Echo, Darmstadt, July 22, 2017

The voices of the 19 young singers are trained at the highest level.  A lightning-crisp intonation rings through a naturally blended sound. The unaccompanied works of the evening begun in perfect tune without any preparatory humming, as the choir wended its way with the greatest security through music of many periods and styles. … Read more

Echo, Darmstadt, July 20, 2017

By the Waters of Babylon, June 9, 2017


The Age Spectrum, May 31, 2017

The Coronation Gloria delivered a triumphal entry to the program with bold brass accompaniment and the choir in full and confident voice. The spine tingles started here.

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Classic Melbourne, April 6, 2017

Classic Melbourne Review

Classic Melbourne, April 6, 2017

A London Coronation, April 4, 2017

The Age, Spectrum

The Age, Spectrum, back page, March 25, 2017

Special Radio Russia

Special Radio Russia, March 1, 2017

Must see shows

Castlemaine Mail, February 10, 2017

2017 International Season

2017 International Season, January 1, 2017

Bach Magnificat Program, October 1, 2016

they created a sound that was as pure as crystal, beautifully blended, clearly articulated and unanimous in execution of phrasing and dynamics.


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Sounds Like Sydney, August 23, 2016

Bach in the Castle of Heaven, August 16, 2016


Sydney Morning Herald, July 28, 2016

Bach in the Castle of Heaven, June 6, 2016

Douglas Lawrence and Elizabeth Anderson do a phenomenal job running the wonderful enterprise that is the Australian Chamber Choir. It is truly inspirational!

Dr David Irving FAHA, Senior Lecturer, Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne, April 14, 2016

unerring vibrance and clarity of vocal production …
The Australian Chamber Choir, now well established, is one of Australia’s most significant musical ensembles, for the quality of performance, the breadth of its repertoire, its commissioning of new Australian works, and its international reputation. It deserves to be well supported into the future for the significant role it plays in our national cultural life. … Read more

Tom Healey, Acting Director of Music, The Choir of Trinity College, University of Melbourne, April 12, 2016

CutCommon Bach Mass in B Minor review

CutCommon, April 9, 2016

The Australian Chamber Choir and Melbourne Baroque Orchestra treated a full house at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church to a remarkably assured performance of Bach’s Mass in B minor …  The ACC has made it a trademark to use its choristers as soloists, and this choice is justified given the depth of talent in its ranks.  … The choir and orchestra revelled in the joyous chorus movements, conveying both an understanding and appreciation of the music. … Read more, April 7, 2016

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The Age, March 11, 2016

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Gallery Magazine, December 7, 2015

2016 Brochure

2016 Season Brochure, November 7, 2015

Melbourne Observer

Melbourne Observer, November 4, 2015

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Chapel Royal, November 1, 2015

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, October 30, 2015

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The Age, October 30, 2015

Chapel Royal, October 25, 2015

The many listeners … were totally captivated by the marvellous sounds conjured by the Australian Chamber Choir … At the end there were several minutes of standing ovation.
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Schwäbische Zeitung, July 17, 2015


Schwäbische Zeitung, July 17, 2015

Magnificent! Transporting! Phenomenal! … Read more

Schwäbische Zeitung, July 17, 2015

delivered with absolute stylistic perfection

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Dagbladet, Ringsted, July 8, 2015

Berlingske Tidende Copenhagen review

Dagbladet, Ringsted, Denmark, July 8, 2015


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Dagbladet, Ringsted, Denmark, July 8, 2015

The Australian Chamber Choir captivated the audience with their amazing expression, … rendered the harmony with orchestral perfection.

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Echo, Darmstadt, July 4, 2015

in music that seems to penetrate into visionary dreamscapes … The choristers consistently impressed with their exploration of sonority and atmospheric depth

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Echo, Darmstadt, July 4, 2015

The … singers … moved with ease between rich balmy textures and the most stunning piano sound. … in the face of … harmonic audacity, the intonation always rang pure.

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Echo, Darmstadt, July 4, 2015

Echo Darmstadt

Echo, Darmstadt, July 4, 2015

European Concert Tour 2015 Program 1, June 23, 2015

Limelight Magazine

Limelight Magazine, June 8, 2015

Kakadu Man Program Notes, June 6, 2015

The Guardian June 2015

The Guardian, June 5, 2015

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The Age, June 1, 2015

Soul of Anzac Review

Sydney Morning Herald: Review, March 23, 2015

This was the choir at its best – secure of entry, pure of intonation, its long phrases firmly moving forward and with excellent solo offerings in both the Sanctus and Agnus Dei.

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Soul of Anzac: Review, March 22, 2015

The Age Arts Spotlight

The Age Arts Spotlight, March 13, 2015

Soul of Anzac, March 7, 2015

The Age Arts Spotlight

The Age, March 3, 2015

The Age display ad

The Age display advertisement, February 22, 2015

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Anzak Ruhu (Soul of Anzac), February 22, 2015

Soul of Anzac flyer

Soul of Anzac flyer, February 4, 2015

eGlobe Travel Feature

Global Travel Media, February 2, 2015

2015 International Season Brochure

2015 International Season Brochure, November 24, 2014

Limelight Magazine

Limelight Magazine, November 13, 2014

2015 International Season Flyer

2015 International Season Flyer, November 13, 2014

The Age/Sydney Morning Herald

The Age/Sydney Morning Herald, November 13, 2014

Chamber Choir take command of challenging work

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The Age, November 11, 2014

Eternal Light – Lux Aeterna, October 26, 2014

The Age Display Advertisement

The Age, October 25, 2014

Eternal Light Flyer

Eternal Light: Gallery Magazine, September 12, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald, June 11, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald review

Sydney Morning Herald, June 10, 2014

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