Category Archives: Soloists

Meet the Verdi Requiem Soloists

The magnificent Verdi Requiem, performed by the Sydney University Graduate Choir, a large guest choir and full orchestra, under the baton of music director Christopher Bowen OAM, is coming to the Sydney Town Hall on Sunday 12th November 2017. The … Continue reading

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Sydney Chamber Opera’s Rape of Lucretia

Sydney Chamber Opera’s production of Britten’s Rape of Lucretia at Carriageworks offered an opportunity to showcase the splendid talents of a number of the outstanding young soloists the Choir has worked with in recent years. Anna Dowsley (mezzo), who performed … Continue reading

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Meet the 2017 Joan Carden Award Finalists!

This Sunday, 13th August, sees the Finals of the 2017 Joan Carden Award take place in the University Of Sydney’s Great Hall at 3pm. Details here. The 2017 Finals feature three wonderful young soloists – Haotian Qi, Joshua Oxley and … Continue reading

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Anna Dowsley and Andrew Goodwin Star at Coriole Music Festival

Two of the Grads’ favourite soloists, Anna Dowsley (mezzo) and Andrew Goodwin (tenor) recently played starring roles at the annual Coriole Music Festival in McLaren Vale, South Australia.  Anthony Steel, who has directed a number of Adelaide Festivals, reprised his … Continue reading

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Adrian Tamburini – Bass-Baritone Extraordinaire

In recent years, Adrian Tamburini has become one of the Choir’s favourite soloists. Adrian first sang with us as bass soloist in the premiere of Christopher Bowen’s An Australian War Requiem in August 2014, and returned for Dvořak’s Stabat Mater, … Continue reading

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Further news of Grads’ soloists…

A number of the soloists who have given great pleasure in their performances with the Choir are currently doing very well with Opera Australia (OA). In particular, Anna Dowsley, the young mezzo-soprano who starred in our memorable Verdi Requiem in … Continue reading

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Career Progress of Grads’ Soloists

Members may be interested in the promising career progress being made by a couple of our younger soloists. Baritone Alexander Knight has sung with us on a few occasions: in Handel’s Messiah in the Sydney Town Hall and Saul; and … Continue reading

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News from former Grads soloists

Our efforts to engage an outstanding group of soloists for our performance of Christopher Bowen’s Australian War Requiem in August have incidentally elicited information about the career development of two outstanding young baritones, who have sung with us in the … Continue reading

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An Australian War Requiem – meditating on conflict and loss

August 2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1—the ‘war to end all wars’—a conflict which saw Australia first fight under its own flag, lose 60,000 to death and more than a hundred thousand to injury, and … Continue reading

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Pascal Herington’s farewell concert

On Sunday 22 December, Pascal Herington, the young tenor, who has sung a number of solo gigs with Grads, gave a farewell concert before going to Berlin next year, with a view to launching his solo career.  The venue was … Continue reading

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