Category Archives: Special Events

An Australian War Requiem – meet our soloists

Our 11 November performance of An Australian War Requiem will feature five acclaimed soloists: Taryn Fiebig (Soprano), Ashlyn Tymms (Mezzo-soprano), Andrew Goodwin (Tenor), Adrian Tamburini (Bass), and Wade Kernot (Bass). Each brings a unique perspective on the events we are … Continue reading

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Have you seen the ‘Australian War Requiem’ web site?

If you haven’t already discovered it, there is a special web site that covers a wide range of topics associated with ‘An Australian War Requiem’ by Christopher Bowen. This dramatic and moving work is to be performed in Sydney Town … Continue reading

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Finals of the Joan Carden Award 2015

The music for our August concert, consisting of three secular works for chorus and orchestra by Brahms, the Australian premiere of Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn’s cantata, Hiob (Job)and assorted arias sung by the three young finalists in the revamped Joan Carden Award, … Continue reading

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A lesson in vocal mastery

On Sunday 14 June, seven young semi-finalists will each perform two works of their choosing, as part of the second round of this year’s Joan Carden Award. To have seven talented vocalists is a testament to the level of interest … Continue reading

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Entries are now open for the Joan Carden Award 2015

Are you a talented young singer, aged between 22 and 35? The Sydney University Graduate Choir is pleased to invited you to be part of this exciting and prestigious event. Entries can be submitted online at the Joan Carden Award … Continue reading

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Christmas at the Town Hall

Christmas at the Town Hall has become the traditional ‘end of year’ celebration for the Grads, and so it was on this past Tuesday night (16 December). The tragic circumstances of the 24 hours prior had prompted a last-minute reshaping … Continue reading

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Haydn in Woy Woy

Last Sunday on an unusually hot November’s day, the Chamber Choir joined the Central Coast Chorale and orchestra, conducted by Music Director Christopher Bowen, for a performance of Michael Haydn’s wonderful Requiem in C – Mass for the late Archbishop … Continue reading

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Next Sunday – Michael Haydn’s Requiem

Next Sunday, November 23rd, the Central Coast Chorale, augmented by the SUGC’s Chamber Choir, will be performing Michael Haydn’s Requiem in C (MH155), a ‘Mass for the late Archbishop Sigismund’, Archbishop of Salzburg and Haydn’s patron. Reminiscent of, and probably … Continue reading

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An Australian War Requiem—beginning our journey

There is something very special about picking up the score of a newly composed work at the start of a rehearsal period; of leafing through the pages and ever-so-slightly stumbling over unfamiliar words, fumbling through initially alien harmonies. The contents … 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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