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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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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
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
Sydney based composer/conductor Christopher Bowen OAM, is one of Australia’s most prolific composers and versatile musicians. As an orchestral/choral conductor his enormous repertoire embraces all genres of music. He is also known for his skills as an expert arranger, pianist, … Continue reading
The golden age of French artistic creativity, ‘la belle époque’, is the setting for the first concert of the 2017 season for the Sydney University Graduate Choir on the 21st May 2017. In this final instalment in a two part … Continue reading
The golden age of French artistic creativity, ‘la belle époque’, is the setting for the first concert of the 2017 season for the Sydney University Graduate Choir on the 21st May 2017. In this first instalment in a two part … Continue reading
Our year is drawing to a close—the days are growing longer and hotter, saturated in the scent of the flowers and crowned by the purple of the jacaranda. Summer and Christmas are almost here. But in England, Autumn’s colours have … Continue reading
Since giving our performance of the Missa Dei Patris by the little-known Jan Dismas Zelenka on 1 December, we have learned that one of the world’s leading authorities on the Bohemian composer lives in Melbourne: she is Dr Janice Stockigt, … Continue reading
In our last two subscription concerts the Choir presented two sacred masterpieces – the German Requiem of Johannes Brahms and the Messa da Requiem of Giuseppe Verdi – by great composers whose religious faith was tenuous at best. Today, we … Continue reading
To the heart-pounding pulse of ‘Dies Irae’ – that terrifying day of reckoning, when thundering trumpets summon the buried dead – a horde of Klu Klux Klansmen surges out of the Stygian dark, their baleful hoods lit by burning torches. … Continue reading