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Changing of the guard in the leadership of the orchestra

One of the important factors, which makes attending concerts by the Sydney University Graduate Choir a rewarding experience is the consistently outstanding contribution made by our excellent orchestral musicians. Christopher Bowen has established such a good rapport with them that … Continue reading

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An exciting beginning to the year— Franz von Suppé’s Requiem

We’re just one month away from our first concert of 2016—it’s incredible to think that this year is almost one third of the way done! Our 2016 concert series encompasses a range of well-known masterworks as well as exciting discoveries, … Continue reading

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Handel’s ‘Israel in Egypt’ – 6 December 2015

The Choir successfully concluded a ground-breaking and musically satisfying year with its December Great Hall performance of Handel’s Israel in Egypt. Following our initial encounter with Dvořák’s choral music in May, and the logistical challenge of organizing the final of … Continue reading

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Further news of Grads’ soloists…

A number of the soloists who have given great pleasure in their performances with the Choir are currently doing very well with Opera Australia (OA). In particular, Anna Dowsley, the young mezzo-soprano who starred in our memorable Verdi Requiem in … Continue reading

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Finals of the Joan Carden Award 2015

The music for our August concert, consisting of three secular works for chorus and orchestra by Brahms, the Australian premiere of Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn’s cantata, Hiob (Job)and assorted arias sung by the three young finalists in the revamped Joan Carden Award, … Continue reading

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Five minutes with this year’s Joan Carden Award finalists—Ashlyn Tymms

Ashlyn is a graduate of the University of Melbourne (with a Bachelor of Music). She shares a glimpse of her musical childhood, and hopes and plans for the future. What influenced your choice to embark on a musical career? Do … Continue reading

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Five minutes with this year’s Joan Carden Award finalists—Morgan Balfour

Soprano Morgan Balfour graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in 2013, with a Bachelor of Music in Advanced Performance, Classical Voice. Morgan shares her memories with us of the start of her musical journey. What influenced your choice to … Continue reading

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Five minutes with this year’s Joan Carden Award finalists – Soonki Park

Born in 1983 in South Korea, Soonki Park studied Bachelor of Music Performance (voice major) at the National University of Busan. Subsequently he came to Australia to study Opera at the University of Sydney. Soonki kindly answered questions about how … Continue reading

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Mozart’s Requiem – the Chamber Choir sings at Gosford

On Sunday 2 August, the Chamber Choir provided singers to supplement the Central Coast Chorale (CCC) for a performance of Mozart’s wonderful Requiem KV626 at Gosford.  This was only the latest example of cooperation between the two choirs, which have … Continue reading

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Joan Carden Award Semi-Finals 2015

The hills were alive with the sound of music at St. Patrick’s Church Hall Summer Hill on Sunday 14th of June when six talented singers competed in the 2015 Joan Carden Award semi finals. The adjudicators for the event were … Continue reading

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