The Corinthian Singers of Adelaide was formed in Adelaide 50 years ago in 1963, under the direction of the late James Govenlock, with the purpose of promoting and performing music to a high standard from a large repertoire, and for many different audiences.
Over its 50 year history, the choir has established a substantial national and international reputation and has promoted excellence in performance throughout Australia and in the course of concert tours in Australia and New Zealand, Japan and South East Asia.
The Corinthian Singers has given many Australian and world premieres, a number of which have been commissioned works. The choir has also been involved in a number of recording projects. In the course of all these activities, it has contributed significantly to music in Australia over many years.
The choir has worked with many Australian and overseas conductors of the highest calibre, and has established a fine reputation for its performances within a repertoire that spans more than 500 years of choral tradition.