Category Archives: Concert reviews

Some feedback on our Zelenka – Vivaldi concert December 2013

After months of hard work in rehearsals, it’s always rewarding to receive positive feedback at the time of performance. We were very pleased to hear from two of our orchestra members after our recent concert in the University of Sydney … Continue reading

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Zelenka Redux

On Sunday, 1 December the Choir gave its third subscription concert for 2013, the major work of which was the Australian premiere of the Mass in C, (Missa Dei Patris) of the Bohemian composer, Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745).  Zelenka is regarded … Continue reading

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Le Quatorze Juillet, or An Affair to Remember…

The Chamber Choir was invited by the Sydney and Southern Highlands Music Society (Formerly Robertson Village Music Society) to present a program of largely French works to celebrate  Bastille Day and choristers duly made their way south to the picturesque, … Continue reading

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Verdi – the photos

    With grateful thanks to photographers Tibor Morvay (concert and after) and Evelyne DeClerq (rehearsals).

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Verdi Bicentenary Celebrated with a Flourish

On Sunday, 28 April, the Choir gave its first subscription concert of 2013, a performance in the Sydney Town Hall of the wonderful Verdi Messa daRequiem, to celebrate the bicentenary of the great composer’s birth. Most of the Choir’s big … Continue reading

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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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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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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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CHAMBER CHOIR SINGS WITH GOSFORD CHORALE

On Sunday 20 May, the Chamber Choir provided singers to supplement those of the Central Coast Chorale (CCC) in a concert entitled ‘Aspects of Love’.  Twenty-four of us made the journey to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in East Gosford, which … Continue reading

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Grads Celebrate Sixtieth Birthday in Style with Mendelssohn’s Paulus

2011 was a great year for the Choir, with three outstanding major concerts. On Sunday, 6 May, we began our 2012 season on a brilliant note with a rousing performance of Mendelssohn’s rarely performed masterpiece, Paulus. With this concert, we … Continue reading

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