Owen Elsley

I am a Newcastle-born, Sydney-based singer, composer, pianist and actor.
Since moving to Sydney to study my Bachelor of Science (Advanced) at Sydney University, I have been an active member of the singing scene in Sydney, performing regularly as a soloist and chorister with groups such as The Choir of St James’, King St; The Song Company; Pinchgut Opera; Cantillation; Sydney Antiphony; Sydney Chamber Choir; Hallelujah Junction; and the Choir of St Paul’s College, Sydney.

As a composer, my work has been commissioned and performed by Gondwana Choirs (including a 2017 commission that was premiered in the Sydney Opera House in collaboration with the Vienna Boys’ Choir); The Choir of St James’ Church King St; The Leichardt Espresso Chorus; The Hunter Singers; Moorambilla Voices and the Combined RSCM Children’s Choir. In 2016, I was the winner of the Liturgical Division of the Australian Catholic University’s Isabel Menton Composition Award and in 2018 was awarded the University of New South Wales Willgoss Choral Composition Prize.

I have also completed his A.Mus.A in Piano Performance, been an actor, director and repetiteur for numerous dramatic productions, and worked in Operations for Gondwana Choirs and The Song Company.