The Adelaide University Choral Society is a non-auditioned choir consisting of about 80 voices, brought together by the desire to sing choral music. Consisting of students and non-students from all walks of life, we welcome anyone who enjoys singing.
Lead by Peter Kelsall, acclaimed conductor and organist, AUCS has a reputation as one of Adelaide’s most able and enthusiastic large choral groups. We stage a number of concerts each year, performing a wide variety of music ranging from classical (masses, motets, large-scale works, madrigals) to contemporary (pop, rock, jazz and musical theatre). Our cabaret-style shows at the Adelaide Fringe Festival are fantastic fun (and the audience has a good time as well).
AUCS is not just about singing, however. Social activities form an important part of being in a university choir. Weekly rehearsals are followed by coffee or a drink at the pub. Each semester we hold a weekend rehearsal camp, which involves an intense mixture of singing and socialising as we get to know our music (and our fellow choristers) a little better. Pub crawls, quiz nights and an annual dinner also feature in our social calendar.
Come along to a rehearsal on Tuesdays at 7 pm at the Madley Rehearsal Space, or visit our website (www.aucs.org.au) to see what we’re all about. No auditions, no fear, no artificial flavours or colours, and definitely no substitutes.