visionary & transformative


Emerging from the critically acclaimed British ensemble TONUS PEREGRINUS, TONUS AUSTRALIS is a new class of vocal ensemble at the centre of a network of singers and consorts around Australia, and has recorded a debut studio album of Indigenous Christmas carols.  TONUS AUSTRALIS is led by visionary artistic director Antony Pitts, known as much for his evocative choral compositions as for his unique programming and conducting approach.  The focus of TONUS AUSTRALIS's educational outreach is a new ensemble-singing course called ¡TONE UP!register your interest today, and sign up for free at to keep in touch.



Antony has over 30 years’ experience in choral directing, founding TONUS PEREGRINUS while at New College, Oxford, and leading The Song Company, Australia’s national vocal ensemble, as Artistic Director for seven years.  He is skilled in inspiring confidence and bringing out the best in all he works with, nurturing singers’ development through community workshops and training programs for emerging artists.  Amateur and professional singers alike can refine their skills through Antony’s intimate musical knowledge, unique approach to historically informed performance from original notation, and extensive performance and recording experience in diverse genres.  Antony is the inaugural William Byrd Fellow at Excelsia College in Sydney.



Access professional training for your local choir, support the next generation of Australian singers, and hear the most beautiful choral music from the last thousand years sung by TONUS AUSTRALIS.

photocredit: Giselle Haber, 2022 Australian Jewish Choral Festival