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Instagram - @sydunigradchoir_singonJoan Carden Award 2019 Are you a talented young classical singer? The Sydney University Graduate Choir invites you to apply for the Joan Carden Award 2019. Open to singers aged between 22 and 35 years, prizes include • The chance of selection for a small Master Class with Joan Carden AO OBE • A solo engagement with the choir, which performs a wide range of classical choral works, in a concert • A cash prize of $6,000 • A People’s Choice Award Full details and the application form can be found on www.sydneysings.com.au Don’t delay – applications close cob 26 April 2019.Many thanks to Music Shoalhaven who hosted the SUGC Chamber Choir concert at Nowra School of Arts on Sunday 17th. The historic surroundings, warm acoustic and first rate grand piano all helped the Chamber Choir, conducted by Christopher Bowen OAM and accompanied by Noah Peres, give its best. The performance included works from Mendelsohn and Brahms and two pieces by Bowen, through gospel and folk (arr. Bowen) to musical favourites from Les Miserables and Lloyd-Weber. This was the Choir’s second performance for Music Shoalhaven, and we hope that there will be many more in future years.
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On Sunday, 5 May, the Choir presented its first subscription concert of the 2019 season, the Australian premiere of the Messe des Morts (Requiem) of the little-known François-Joseph Gossec (1734-1829). The initiative for the choice of this work came from … Continue reading
François-Joseph Gossec (1734-1829) was a highly original composer, difficult to classify, because his career straddled the Baroque and classical eras. Gossec played an important role in French musical life for more than 50 years. He was born in a province … Continue reading
Applications are currently open – closing April 26th – for entries for this year’s Joan Carden Award. Conducted with the gracious support of Miss Joan Carden AO OBE, this Award aims to: identify and encourage young singing talent strengthen the … Continue reading
In his insightful analysis of the coup d’etat that brought Louis Napoleon to power in France in 1848, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, Karl Marx famously commented: “Hegel says somewhere that all great events and personalities in world history … Continue reading
The Choir’s second Great Hall concert for 2018 comprised two rarely performed works by one of the most admired and popular composers of all, Ludwig van Beethoven. In the first half of the program, Christopher Bowen led us in the … Continue reading
We are delighted to introduce you to our four very talented soloists, who will take to the stage under the baton of music director Christopher Bowen OAM, in our upcoming all Beethoven Concert on Sunday 12th August 2018, at the … Continue reading
Quietly setting up ‘mikes’ around the choir and orchestra or sitting at the console at the anteroom in the Great Hall is our technician Greg Ghavalas. Greg has been making our recordings for some years many of them first class. … Continue reading
Q. Thank you for talking to us Jackie. Perhaps you might like to tell us about your family. Are they from Europe and are they musical? A. My family indeed comes from Europe – Russia and Hungary – but I … Continue reading
The Grads choir was pleased to welcome another tenor into their small but talented tenor section in 2017. Tony Suryanthono is a man of many talents. As well as singing tenor he is a fine pianist and conducts the choir at … Continue reading