We are a mixed voice choir varying in numbers but usually with around 40 members. The choir began on the University of Canberra campus and was part of University life for many years. Now, from mid 2017, the choir is an independent entity reimagined as the Canberra Community Chorale.
Membership of the choir is open to people of all ages who have a love of choral music, and a commitment to developing their musical knowledge and skills. We explore traditional and contemporary choral repertoire under the direction of leading professional musicians.
Dan Walker has been our Music Director since 2019.
Dan is one of Australia’s most in-demand choral specialists. He has written music for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Gondwana Choirs, Leichardt Espresso Chorus and Halcyon. As a performer, Dan is a member of the professional vocal ensemble ‘The Consort of Melbourne’, Sydney-based Cantillation, and Pinchgut Opera. He is a guest performer with The Song Company and was a founding member of early music ensemble ‘The Parson’s Affayre’. He is a keenly sought-after conductor, appearing as chorus-master for the Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Choruses, and is Artistic Director of Choristry and Habeas Chorus, the choir for the Melbourne legal community. In Canberra, he is Music Director of the Canberra Choral Society, Oriana Chamber Choir, Luminescence Chamber Singers as well as the Canberra Community Chorale.
Lucus graduated from the ANU School of Music with Honours in Piano in mid-2013. According to Lucus he is yet to regret that, which makes him happy. At the piano, Lucus enjoys ensemble and accompaniment work most of all, in 2012 winning the Margaret Smiles Accompaniment Prize and reaching the finals of the Sydney Eisteddfod’s 2013 Victoria Jennifer Warren Piano Accompaniment Award.