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Sing On Report – An Australian War Requiem

In his insightful analysis of the coup d’etat that brought Louis Napoleon to power in France in 1848, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, Karl Marx famously commented: “Hegel says somewhere that all great events and personalities in world history … Continue reading

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Sing On Report – Beethoven’s Joseph II Cantata and Mass in C

The Choir’s second Great Hall concert for 2018 comprised two rarely performed works by one of the most admired and popular composers of all, Ludwig van Beethoven. In the first half of the program, Christopher Bowen led us in the … Continue reading

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Time to Meet the Soloists!

We are delighted to introduce you to our four very talented soloists, who will take to the stage under the baton of music director Christopher Bowen OAM, in our upcoming all Beethoven Concert on Sunday 12th August 2018, at the … Continue reading

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Dawn Plasto interviews sound technician Greg Ghavalas

Quietly setting up ‘mikes’ around the choir and orchestra or sitting at the console at the anteroom in the Great Hall is our technician Greg Ghavalas.  Greg has been making our recordings for some years many of them first class. … Continue reading

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Dawn Plasto interviews the Graduate Choir’s current president Jackie Rotenstein

Q. Thank you for talking to us Jackie. Perhaps you might like to tell us about your family. Are they from Europe and are they musical? A. My family indeed comes from Europe – Russia and Hungary – but I … Continue reading

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Interview with a Tenor – almost as rare as a Vampire but much more pleasant!

The Grads choir was pleased to welcome another tenor into their small but talented tenor section in 2017. Tony Suryanthono is a man of many talents. As well as singing tenor he is a fine pianist and conducts the choir at … Continue reading

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The soaring heights of Romantic music

Next Sunday, May 6th, the Sydney University Graduate Choir launches its 2018 concert season with performances of Nicholai’s Te Deum and Mendelssohn’s Psalm 42 & Psalm 114. Composed by Otto Nicolai in 1832, the Te Deum is a large-scale work … Continue reading

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Sydney Sings is back in 2018!

The Sydney Sings … concert series returns to the Sydney Town Hall on  Remembrance Day, 11 November 2018, with a performance of An Australian War Requiem. This original work, composed by contemporary Australian composer Christopher Bowen OAM, was first performed … Continue reading

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