Rehearsals have begun for our 2015 concert season, and it is already shaping up to be a terrific series of performances.
Our first offering of the year is Dvořák’s intensely moving Stabat Mater. Completed in 1877 and underpinned by Dvořák’s grief at the untimely death of his daughter, the work was premiered in Prague in 1880, and quickly established Dvořák’s reputation throughout Europe, America and also in Australia. Scored for soloists, choir and orchestra, our concert will take place in the atmospheric Great Hall of the University of Sydney on Sunday 3 May 2015, commencing at 3pm.
In August a very special event will take place. This concert will feature finalists of the 2015 Joan Carden Award, who will perform solo arias accompanied by large orchestra. The winner will be announced at the end of the concert. More information about the Joan Carden Award will be made available shortly.
The Sydney University Graduate Choir and orchestra will also perform works by Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn (Hiob) and Johannes Brahms (Nänie, Schicksalslied, Gesang der Parzen) dwelling on the theme of mortal destiny. Mark 16 August 2015 at the University of Sydney Great Hall in your calendars as this concert is not-to-be-missed!
On December 6 at 5pm, also at the University of Sydney Great Hall, we will present our final concert of the year: Handel’s Israel in Egypt. This spectactular and colourful work contains more choral movements than arias, and depicts the plagues of Egypt and Exodus of the Israelites.
Tickets for the first concert of the season— Dvořák’s Stabat Mater —will be on sale soon. You can find more information about how to purchase tickets under ‘Hear us’.
You might consider circumventing the queues by purchasing a subscription to the whole 2015 concert season. The total price for the 3 concerts is $120 (a saving of up to $15), and you also have the opportunity to order your programmes at a discounted price. In addition you will have a seat reserved in the Subscribers seating area, and may enter the Great Hall through a separate entrance.
For more information download the subscription brochure here.
We hope you’ll enjoy another memorable year of great choral performances with the Sydney University Graduate Choir.