Founded in 1975, Sydney Chamber Choir has forged a reputation as one of Australia's leading choral ensembles. It is especially renowned for its interpretations of Renaissance and Baroque works and as a champion of contemporary Australian choral music, having commissioned and premiered works by many established and emerging Australian composers. Musical Director Paul Stanhope, himself a composer of international reputation, was appointed in 2006.
Sydney Chamber Choir has toured widely and in 2009 was a prizewinner in the 41st Tolosa International Choral Festival in Spain. The Choir's performances are regularly broadcast across the country on ABC Classic FM, and CD recordings are available on the ABC Classics and Tall Poppies labels.