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An apology to those followers of this blog who just received a post entitled ‘Sydney Sings Messiah 2016’. Due to an error in the publication process this post had appended to it several unreviewed and unedited paragraphs that appear to … Continue reading

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On 13 November, the Choir organised its seventh Sydney Sings concert, a massed choir performance of Handel’s Messiah in the Sydney Town Hall, under the title, ‘Sydney Sings Messiah’ with support from the City of Sydney  This was the fourth … Continue reading

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News from our Orchestra

In addition to the engagement of Kirsten Williams as Concertmaster, another recent development serves to underline the exceptional quality of our orchestral players. In May, when a cellist had to drop out late and at short notice from the orchestra … Continue reading

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Handel’s Messiah – An Interview with Christopher Bowen

It’s easy to imagine performing Handel’s Messiah as a routine venture. After all, nearly all of the 450 choristers will have sung it before, most of them many times. The orchestral players are professional musicians with impeccable credentials – SSO, … Continue reading

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Chamber Choir celebrates 10 years of harmony

Last night the Chamber Choir met for a special pre-season dinner to celebrate its 10th birthday. Conducted by Music Director Christopher Bowen, with membership refreshed through annual audition, and with quality supported through extra rehearsals and its very own rehearsal … Continue reading

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Haydn in Woy Woy

Last Sunday on an unusually hot November’s day, the Chamber Choir joined the Central Coast Chorale and orchestra, conducted by Music Director Christopher Bowen, for a performance of Michael Haydn’s wonderful Requiem in C – Mass for the late Archbishop … Continue reading

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Next Sunday – Michael Haydn’s Requiem

Next Sunday, November 23rd, the Central Coast Chorale, augmented by the SUGC’s Chamber Choir, will be performing Michael Haydn’s Requiem in C (MH155), a ‘Mass for the late Archbishop Sigismund’, Archbishop of Salzburg and Haydn’s patron. Reminiscent of, and probably … Continue reading

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STAN KORNEL – violinist and orchestra leader

Both choristers and audiences have observed the professional leadership which Stan Kornel has brought to our Orchestra since taking up the position We thought it would be of interest to learn something about Stan his music and other activities. Q … Continue reading

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Anna Dowsley to Sing Again with Grads

Choir members will be delighted to hear that Anna Dowsley, the young mezzo-soprano who starred in our memorable Verdi Requiem in April after being highly commended by the judges in the 2012 Joan Carden Award, is to be a soloist … Continue reading

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Verdi Videos

Those readers who participated in, or were in the audience for, Sydney Sings Verdi Requiem in May might be interested in having a look at these videos of the event, also available on YouTube. We know that their creator – … Continue reading

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