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Grads End Sixtieth Anniversary Year with Ein Deutsches Requiem of Brahms

On Sunday 9th December the Choir gave the final major concert of its sixtieth anniversary year with a Great Hall performance of Brahms’s masterpiece, Ein deutsches Requiem. In contrast with the works presented at the Choir’s two earlier Great Hall … Continue reading

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Sydney Sings Verdi Requiem with SydneyUniversity Graduate Choir

Dear Singers, Another opportunity to join Sydney University Graduate Choir and Orchestra under the baton of Christopher Bowen! “Sydney Sings…… Verdi Requiem”            Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Sydney Town  Hall. Expressions of Interest please! This event will celebrate the bicentenary … Continue reading

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On Sunday 18 November, the Choir organised the third edition of ‘Sydney Sings Messiah’ in the Sydney Town Hall.  Over 400 guest singers, who came from all over Sydney, as well as regional New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria and … Continue reading

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Sydney Sings Messiah – Only One Month To Go

Do we know how many angels can dance on the point of a needle? Do we know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall? Too metaphysical? Too surreal? Too qantum to quantify? Probably. But if we were … Continue reading

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Heavenly Schubertiade Concert – 19th August, 2012

For our second concert in this our 60th anniversary year, we had chosen a more sedate program than the fire and brimstone of our first concert in May when we followed the concert with our big party. August  was a … Continue reading

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On Sunday 19 August, the Choir will present its next Great Hall concert, a program of sacred music by Schubert (1797-1828), under the title ‘A Heavenly Schubertiade’. In her beautifully written, prize-winning memoir of 2011, ‘Piano Lessons’, the fine Australian … Continue reading

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Colin Fox on Paulus and Songs of the Heart

A few weeks ago, we sent to the respected ABC Classic FM presenter, Colin Fox, copies of the recordings of our performances of Mendelssohn’s Paulus and Christopher Bowen’s Songs of the Heart. Colin wrote to us on 21 July, commenting … Continue reading

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An Olympian Story

Elisa (daughter of second soprano Karina Barnard) took up archery in 2003 after attending a school camp and trying it out. Elisa was a little on the uncoordinated side at times; she was often the one to be patched up … Continue reading

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Members will recall young baritone, Andrew Finden, who received an honourable mention in the Choir’s Joan Carden Award (JCA) in 2007, and as a consequence was  given the chance to make an important contribution to our exciting performance of Haydn’s … Continue reading

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Magic Moments

The creative lighting used for Opera Australia’s production of La Traviata on the harbour contributed greatly towards its magical success. The stage, which was the size of two tennis courts, was enveloped in a silver and blue like mist which … Continue reading

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