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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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If you haven’t already discovered it, there is a special web site that covers a wide range of topics associated with ‘An Australian War Requiem’ by Christopher Bowen. This dramatic and moving work is to be performed in Sydney Town … 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
Earlier this month, in the company of a music-loving friend, who has on more than one occasion been a member of our Guest Choir, I visited Adelaide to attend the Festival presentation of Brett Dean’s new opera, Hamlet. We drove … Continue reading
One of the choir’s valued volunteers is second soprano Janine Newell who has supervised refreshments for the Orchestra and Soloists at rehearsals and concerts for more than five years This is no easy task as it involves the purchase of … Continue reading
We are delighted to welcome our new accompanist Noah Peres. Not only is he a great musician but he understands our fearless leader’s political sense of humour which makes for happy rehearsal periods. Noah is studying advanced maths at the … Continue reading
On 3 February, the Choir lost one of its most highly regarded members, when the bass section’s Roger Bartrop died of cancer. He was 78. Roger’s funeral was held on 13 February at a packed Roseville Uniting Church, where he … Continue reading
Longtime Grads soprano and sometime Rockdale Opera Chorus Member, Dawn Plasto, has brought this upcoming event (in which she is appearing) to our attention: The Rockdale Opera Company is back in production with a stunning production of Franz Lehar’s Merry … Continue reading
Our diminutive accompanist Amy Putt does more than tickle the ivories while accompanying the choir each Monday evening. Amy’s talents became especially obvious when presented for the first time with Christopher Bowen’s complex score for An Australian War Requiem which … Continue reading