Membership

The Kapelle Singers are currently a 25-30 voice SATB chamber choir. We are dedicated to maintaining a balance and blend of voices.

Do you love to sing? We would love to hear from you!
The Kapelle Management Committee invites application via email.

For more information, andto introduce yourself, email us at kapellesingers@gmail.com

History of The Choir

Since the Kapelle Singers came into being in October 1995 as a small group of female singers, it has grown and developed into a four-part ensemble of up to 50 talented singers, including a large number of young vocal students drawn from the Elder Conservatorium of Music. The group has a wide range of repertoire, both sacred and secular. The Emeritus Director of Music is Colin Curtis, is one of Australia’s pre-eminent music educationalists. The Kapelle Singers was formed in October 1995 as a small group of female singers, most of whom were past members of the Pembroke Girls Choir under the direction of Colin Curtis.

The group has grown and developed substantially since its inception. The Kapelle Singers is now a four-part ensemble of up to 50 talented singers providing its members with an impressive variety of performance experiences. The choir includes a large number of young vocal students. A strong focus of the ensemble is to foster young singers and provide a platform for them to extend themselves musically and obtain solo and choral experience.

The main driving force of the group is to strive for musical excellence. Each year, our repertoire and concert programs are selected with the aim of stretching the ability of the ensemble and attaining a new, higher level of achievement. Kapelle has made four appearances at the International Barossa Music Festival and has presented a Government House concert for the Friends of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

In 2006 and 2010, the choir performed with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in the production of “Scotland the Brave”. In August 2006 the Kapelle Singers won the South Australian State Final in the ABC Classic FM Choir of the Year Competition. In 2011, at the invitation of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Kapelle presented “Last Night of The Proms” with the Orchestra in the Adelaide Festival Theatre.

Founding Director Colin Curtis announced his retirement at the end of 2015. During 2016 and 2017, the Kapelle Singers have been extraordinarily fortunate to work with some of Adelaide’s best directors on a seasonal basis. these include Christie Anderson, Emma Horwood, Jonathan Bligh, Aldis Sils and Kim Worley. These talented individuals have introduced Kapelle to new repertoire, and brought their own styles, talents, priorities and sense of humour to the group. Kapelle has risen to the challenge of each new season, flourishing musically, and strengthening as a community. We look forward to the challenges and rewards which 2018 will bring.

Our Sample Performances

The Kapelle Singers are best heard live – for details see our Performances Page.

Our Sample Performances

Kapelle Committee

Kapelle Committee 2017

President – Carol Fort

Secretary – Robyn Lakos

Treasurer/Marketing – Astrid Lane

Committee Member – Kate Rankine

Committee Member – Tim Hicks

Committee Member – Paul Wilkins

Committee Member – James Symons