History

2016
  • Michael Loughlin appointed Music Director 
2015
  • Chorale celebrates 30 years
2013
  • Chorale takes on new management structure with the first members of the Board introduced:
    • Chair of Board  - Kevin Davis
    • Secretary - Ann Webb
    • Treasurer - Paul Lassemillante
    • Performance Manager - Annette Gore
    • Marketing  - Peta Butler
    • Sponsorship - Mary Fox
    • Business Manager - Martin Gore
    • Public Officer - Martin Gore
  • Performance Commitee under Board structure
    • Librarian - Mary Verus
    • Registrar - Elizabeth Close
    • MD - Nora Lewis AM
    • AMD - Michael Loughlin
  • Finance Committee under Board structure
    • Treasurer - Paul Lassemillante
    • Assistant Treasurer - Mallika Rajaratnam
  • Friends of the Darwin Chorale is formed
  • Convener - Elizabeth Eustance
  • Chorale takes Australian Horizons concert on regional tour
2012
  • Annette Gore becomes President
2011
  • Pam Smith becomes President of Chorale
  •  Jenny Scott Annual Award for service to the Chorale inaugurated and presented first to Jenny Scott
2010
  • Michael Loughlin joins chorale as Associate Music Director
2008
  • Cantar Timor:
    • Chorale joins choirs from East Timor
    • Coro Santa Cecilia de Balide de Mortael and Coro Santo Antonio de Mortael, perform in East Timor and at Darwin Festival
1999-2011
  • Superstar Productions formed between:
    • Darwin Theatre Company
    • Cavanagh Theatre
    • Darwin Entertainment Centre, and
    • Darwin Chorale 
  • Subsequent productions
    • Jesus Christ Superstar
    • Fiddler on the Roof
    • Les Miserable
    • Guys and Dolls
    • Sound of Music
2001
  • Dean Patterson leaves Darwin
  • Nora Lewis appointed Music Director.
1986
  • Darwin Entertainment Centre opened, significantly Chorale's HMS Pinafore is first production; continuous use of DEC performance spaces by Chorale since then.
1985
  • Formation of the Darwin Chorale
  • Dean Patterson appointed as inaugural Music Director
  • First performance: Easter concert of St John Passion (following previous year's workshop conducted by Dean Patterson) 
    • Accompanied by Darwin String Orchestra (~1990 became Darwin Symphony Orchestra)
Sept 1984 
  • Special Music Workshop organised by the Arts Council
    • Singers drawn from the Combined Churches Choir 
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