Category Archives: Mass Choir Events
There is something very special about picking up the score of a newly composed work at the start of a rehearsal period; of leafing through the pages and ever-so-slightly stumbling over unfamiliar words, fumbling through initially alien harmonies. The contents … Continue reading
August 2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1—the ‘war to end all wars’—a conflict which saw Australia first fight under its own flag, lose 60,000 to death and more than a hundred thousand to injury, and … Continue reading
Those readers who participated in, or were in the audience for, Sydney Sings Verdi Requiem in May might be interested in having a look at these videos of the event, also available on YouTube. We know that their creator – … Continue reading
With grateful thanks to photographers Tibor Morvay (concert and after) and Evelyne DeClerq (rehearsals).
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
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
The Sydney Town Hall has a rich musical history. Before the Sydney Opera House was opened in 1973, this sandstone architectural gem, recently superbly refurbished, was the handsome focal point of music-making in the city. Its Grand Organ, now 120 … Continue reading
As its contribution to observing the bicentenary of the birth of the great Italian composer, Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), the Choir will open its 2013 subscription season with a performance of his choral masterpiece, the Messa da Requiem, at 3.00 pm … Continue reading
The rehearsal commences…. A break for lunch And here comes the audience… The Performance If you have a Facebook account you can see some more photos from the big day here.
Dear Singers, Another opportunity to join Sydney University Graduate Choir and Orchestra under the baton of Christopher Bowen! “Sydney Sings…… Verdi Requiem” Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Sydney Town Hall. Expressions of Interest please! This event will celebrate the bicentenary … Continue reading