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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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Last night the Chamber Choir met for a special pre-season dinner to celebrate its 10th birthday. Conducted by Music Director Christopher Bowen, with membership refreshed through annual audition, and with quality supported through extra rehearsals and its very own rehearsal … Continue reading
Food glorious food glazed ham and mustard dozens of gourmet salads and tiny plum puddings and custard At the lunch break during our work shop on Saturday 3rd August Grads celebrated Christmas in July a little late. The spread provided … Continue reading
Have you looked at the blog recently? We’ve given it a bit of a facelift – leave us a comment to let us know what you think. Do you like the photo and titles? Do you need sunglasses for the … Continue reading
On 12 July, the Choir’s Committee farewelled and thanked Marilyn Gosling on the conclusion of her stint as Immediate Past President (IPP). Marilyn had completed one year in this supposedly honorific role and was well on the way to completing … Continue reading
On Monday 24 June, some 25 Grads members, including your correspondent, attended the funeral of Neil Morrison, who had been a highly respected member of our bass section between 1997 and 2006. I had sat close to Neil in the … Continue reading
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
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
At the end of 1981, Jean Parry asked Judith Mee and me to come to the choir’s performance of “Messiah”. I was quite impressed with what I heard, so I joined at the beginning of the next year – just … Continue reading
In 1952 a small group of Sydney graduates, who had enjoyed performing choral music in SUMS, established this choir (then known as “The Graduate Group of the Sydney University Musical Society”). They met weekly after work with the SUMS conductor, … Continue reading