Monthly Archives: December 2011

Yes. Brennan’s poetry is taught!

In my search for a better understanding of Christopher Brennan and his poetry I discovered that it is taught at our own University of Sydney. Dr Peter Kirkpatrick of the Australian Literature section of the Department of English includes it … Continue reading

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Photos from the ‘Poets’ Concert

A selection of photos taken by professional photographer Christopher Muscat on December 10th. Thanks to C.M.M. Photography, who can be contacted on 0422 289 656 and cm.muscat@gmail.com.

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Review of “Poetic Inspirations” 10 December 2011

SUGC’s Christmas Concert, entitled “PoeticInspirations”, at the Verbrugghen Hall on Saturday 10thDecember 2011, was from all points of view an outstanding success. The program encompassed two orchestral works by Debussy (“Danses Sacrée at Profane” and “Prélude à l’Après Midid’un Faune”) … Continue reading

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News from Rachel Bate

Members will recall the young soprano,Rachel Bate, who won the Choir’s Joan Carden Award (JCA) in 2010 and went on to win the Mathy Award and the German Opera Award in October of the same year.  As a consequence of … Continue reading

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Interview with Margaret Davidson

80 Years Young, an Alto and a Pillar of the Grad Choir. Where were you born? I was born in Sydney at the War Memorial Hospital in Waverley although my home was in Woonona which is six miles this side … Continue reading

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Christopher Brennan and Songs of the Heart

With our December concert just a few days away, there are several fascinating articles on poet Christopher Brennan and Christopher Bowen’s wonderful composition ‘Songs of the Heart’ available as background reading for singers, and as encouragement for our potential audience. … Continue reading

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