Category Archives: Special Events

An Australian War Requiem—beginning our journey

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

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An Australian War Requiem – meditating on conflict and loss

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

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Christmas at the Sydney Town Hall — 17 December 2013

One week before Christmas the Sydney University Graduate Choir joined with the Sydney Community Choir and the Central Coast Chorale (conducted by Christopher Bowen), Waitara Voices (from Waitara Public School, conducted by Jenny Bell), and the joyous soprano voice of Elke … Continue reading

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Sing Verdi’s Requiem with us!

A few places are left to sing Verdi’s Requiem with the Grad Choir in the Sydney Town Hall on April 28th. Sopranos, Tenors and Basses, who, preferably, have sung the work before, but at least are experienced choristers please contact us … Continue reading

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Maritime Museum Welcome Wall

Last Sunday, November 4th, the Chamber Choir assembled soon after 9am at the National Maritime Museum on Darling Harbour. The occasion was the unveiling of a new section of the Welcome Wall – 300 new names had been added, bringing … Continue reading

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An Olympian Story

Elisa (daughter of second soprano Karina Barnard) took up archery in 2003 after attending a school camp and trying it out. Elisa was a little on the uncoordinated side at times; she was often the one to be patched up … Continue reading

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Magic Moments

The creative lighting used for Opera Australia’s production of La Traviata on the harbour contributed greatly towards its magical success. The stage, which was the size of two tennis courts, was enveloped in a silver and blue like mist which … Continue reading

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Jubilee Concert Photos

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Jubilee – Christopher Bowen – Celia Jordan

What a marvellous occasion this afternoon has been. We’ve had a sell-out concert, in the presence of our Patron, on this milestone anniversary and it marks another great achievement for Chris and the Choir. In Chris’s 20 years as our … Continue reading

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Jubilee – Christopher Bowen – Kent Broadhead

Evelyne, Jill, Clare and Terry have spoken about the history of the choir, and formally about Chris’s contributions over the last two decades. Celia and I would like to speak about what it’s meant to be part of the choir … Continue reading

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