The Wesley Institute Choir

The Wesley Institute Choir


The Institute Choir has participated in a variety of Christian and community events throughout Sydney, performed as part of Quest during the Sydney Olympic Games, has frequently toured interstate, and performs annually in association with Wesley Mission for their nationally televised Easter broadcast from the Sydney Opera House.

Wesley Institute combines professionalism and excellence with creativity in a supportive and caring environment. It is a non-denominational, multicultural, multidisciplinary college. Wesley Institute offers accredited undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in music, graphic design, dance, drama, theology, counselling, and teacher education.

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David Johnston

David Johnston


American-born, David is a concert violinist, conductor and educator. He trained at the University of Southern California, University of the Pacific, the Mozarteum, the Julliard School, and the Aspen School of Music. He has conducted orchestras and choirs in the US, Europe and Australia. He has been the Head of the Choral Department of Wesley Institute for 24 years. He was the recipient of a Graduate Fellowship at the University of the Pacific, California for his Master of Music.

For eighteen years, David was the Director of Music for the Feast of Tabernacles, Jerusalem’s annual international Christian celebration. He is the Concertmaster of the Sydney Sinfonietta, and Conductor of the Wesley International Chamber Orchestra, and he continues to perform with orchestras worldwide.

As the Founding Director and Principal of Wesley Institute, David has drawn students from more than 25 nations over the past twenty-four years. He is the Choral Director of the Wesley Institute Concert Choir.

The Wesley Institute Concert Choir comprises 48 young people training for professional careers in the music industry. They perform a wide range of musical styles from Classical to Contemporary Christian. Under the direction of Dr David Johnston, Principal of Wesley Institute, the choir amasses a significant body of artistic talent of students.


Competition Program

W. Wagner: "dir"
A. Bruckner: "Locus iste"
M. Orlovich: "Tides of Ocean"
S. Rachmaninov: "Bogogroditsye Dyreo"
J. Ness Beck: "Song of Exaltation"