Darwin Chorale is a Darwin based choir which began in 1985. The chorale performs several concerts a year along with a variety of community events, The chorale employs local musicians but also works with other exsiting local groups such as the Darwin Symphony Orchestra and Arafura Wind Ensemble,  The aim of the chorale is to perform excellent choral music, foster new membership, and develop repertoire and expertise.

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 Professor the Honourable Hugh Heggie PSM, Administrator of the Northern Territory.

Music Directors Emeritus 

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

Guest Music Directors for 2023

Evita - Nora Lewis AM and Artistic Director Steve Kidd
Disney Concert - Paolo Fabris
Odes to Joy – with Darwin Symphony Orchestra conductor Jon Tooby – rehearsal conductor Nora Lewis AM


Our Vision:    Be the NT's Premier Choir

Our Mission: Provide fulfillment and enjoyment for members and quality performances                              for audiences. 

Our Values:     Respect     Quality       Enjoyment


Our Strategic Plan: Strategic Plan - Our Objectives