About Darwin Chorale

Darwin Chorale is a community choir which began in 1985. The chorale performs at community events and presents several concerts a year, often in conjunction with local musical groups such as the Darwin Symphony Orchestra, peforming in Darwin, regional NT, and overseas. The aim of the chorale is to present good choral music, to foster young singers and to develop our repertoire and expertise. The Music Director is Michael Loughlin.

Our Organisation


The Chorale is located in Darwin, at the Top End of Australia.


The choir is an incorporated body and managed by a voluntary Board under the Chorale's constitution.


We are pleased to have as our Patron: His Honour the Honourable John Hardy OAM, Administrator of the Northern Territory.

Conductors Emeritus 

Dr Dean Patterson, founder of the Darwin Chorale.
Nora Lewis AM 

Music Director

 Michael Loughlin 

Rehearsal Pianist

 James Teh

Vision statement

To promote excellence in singing among members and musical appreciation within the wider community


  1. Provide musical enrichment and enjoyment for members through choral skills development in regular practice, and in public performances.
  2. Offer music edification and entertainment to the wider community through a variety of choral genres.
  3. Contribute to the local cultural fabric through service to the community at significant events.
  4. Engage with other musical organisations in and beyond Darwin where funding permits
  5. Improve the financial sustainability of the Chorale especially through increased corporate sponsorship.
  6. Demonstrate sound governance structures that provide transparency and accountability in accordance with the Associations Act (NT), 2003
Download our Strategic plan here.