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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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‘The last of my péchés de vieillesse’ (sins of old age) is how Rossini described the Petite Messe Solennelle, which the Sydney University Graduate Chamber Choir is delighted to present as the Graduate Choir’s last concert of 2018. The performance coincides with … Continue reading
An apology to those followers of this blog who just received a post entitled ‘Sydney Sings Messiah 2016’. Due to an error in the publication process this post had appended to it several unreviewed and unedited paragraphs that appear to … Continue reading
The hills were alive with the sound of music at St. Patrick’s Church Hall Summer Hill on Sunday 14th of June when six talented singers competed in the 2015 Joan Carden Award semi finals. The adjudicators for the event were … Continue reading
Grads choristers and audience members still transported by Dvořák’s Stabat Mater can extend their emotional stay in Bohemia until early in June, when the SSO, under Chief Conductor and Artistic Director David Robertson, will give a concert of Czech music. … Continue reading
The Choir’s 2015 concert season got off to a brilliant start with a Great Hall performance on 3 May of Dvořák’s wonderful Stabat Mater. Dvořák marked a new direction in Grads’ repertoire and a thoroughly satisfying one at that. In … Continue reading
This year marks ten years since SUGC began to record its concerts. As the then President, clearly a very wise person, said in reporting to the 2005 AGM: These recordings will serve as important documents for the Choir as an … Continue reading
‘Revealing layers of profound and human emotion’—interview with Christopher Bowen, composer and conductor
On the eve of the premiere of ‘An Australian War Requiem’, composer and conductor Christopher Bowen kindly shares his thoughts on the significance of this work to him. What was the initial spark for you to undertake this project? It … Continue reading
Christopher Richardson, bass soloist in ‘An Australian War Requiem’, shares his thoughts with us on what it means to him to be part of this event. What did you find tempting about the invitation to sing in An Australian War … Continue reading
It would take volumes to write a comprehensive history of the war on the Western Front, something that is clearly beyond the scope of this blog. However, family members of the Sydney University Graduate choir served across all main offensives, … Continue reading