ACCess: Australian Chamber Choir’s Excellent Streaming Service

The ACC’s Top Dozen Choral Classics performances, originally scheduled for June 2020, were rescheduled three times, and finally took place over two weekends in August 2022.

According to choir members, “It was worth the wait. We really enjoyed singing the choral works that received the most votes.” These included Allegri’s Miserere, Mozart’s Ave verum, Bach’s Lobet den Herrn, Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, Purcell’s Hear my prayer, Tallis’ Lamentations. And there’s more.

The concerts were recorded, and are now available on ACCess, the Australian Chamber Choir’s Excellent Streaming Service.

Performance to watch at home

During the long lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, many of us began to watch concerts online either livestreamed or on-demand streaming to make up for the lack of live concerts.

Although we’re out of lockdown, on-demand streaming of live performances is still with us as another way to enjoy chamber music. Scroll down to see the organisations and groups that offer on-demand streaming.

If you need a quick fix, try something from our selection of recordings in the “Podcasts and Videos” area of What’s On.

Free streamed concerts from the Melbourne Conservatorium

Did you know that the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music have regular free concerts at Melba Hall in Parkville and at the Ian Potter Centre in Southbank?

Even better, all these concerts are streamed free, accessible any time. Click on the button below to see the list of concerts going back to 2019. Needless to say, there are fewer concerts recorded in 2020 and 2021, when Melbourne was in lockdown.

Brahms sextet on 9 August

Flinders Quartet launch FQ Digital

FQ Digital allows you to experience great music at any time

There is free content with a back catalogue of Flinders Quartet performances as well as content exclusive to our FQ Digital Subscribers.

An annual subscription ($50) includes:

  • Exclusive streamed concerts available on demand for up to 12 months
  • Premiere screenings of concerts
  • A curated experience to help guide your exploration of composers, specific works and performers
  • Interviews with composers and performers<

Melbourne Recital Centre: Latest FREE digital season is here!

Enjoy sounds from Australia’s best artists, recorded live from Melbourne Recital Centre.

Immerse yourself in the sounds of the Australian bush and beyond as Trio Avium celebrates the beauty of birdsong, or travel through Italy as virtuoso pianist Stephen McIntyre plays some of his favourite Italian pieces.

Watch Nat Bartsch premiere her new work The Glasshouse alongside her friends Inventi Ensemble, and enjoy the meditative and ancient beauty of Sixteen Alleluias performed by Nick Tsiavos and Adam Simmons.

All performances are FREE to watch and streaming now.

ANAM Online

Freelancer: Life in the wilderness (ANAM webinar excerpts)

In this webinar, ANAM alumni Eliza Shephard (flute, 2018) and Katie Yap (viola, 2014) talk about their lives post-ANAM and as freelance musicians.