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Sunday 21 May 2017 – La Belle Époque

La Belle Epoque was a golden age of French creativity. The Sydney University Graduate Choir is delighted to present a performance of choral music of this era, accompanied by full orchestra and the organ of the Great Hall, Sydney University.

Works on this program will be the beautiful and moving Requiem by Saint-Saëns, Cesar Franck’s Psalm 150, and the justly famous Pavane by Fauré – here performed in a choral version created by the composer.

A highlight of the concert will be a performance of Christopher Bowen’s Démocratie. It was prescient for a 20 year old poet from the 19th century, Arthur Rimbaud, to write a work that reflects the tensions and drama of our current world politics. This has been set to music by the Choir’s Music Director, Christopher Bowen, inviting the listener into a world of witty satire and political provocation.

This concert marks Christopher Bowen’s 25th anniversary as Music Director of the Choir.

When
3pm Sunday 21 May 2017

Venue
Great Hall, University of Sydney

Choir
Sydney University Graduate Choir and Orchestra

The Great Hall organ will be played by Peter Kneeshaw.

Music Director and Conductor
Christopher Bowen OAM

Soloists
Elke Hook – Soprano
Barbara Jin – Alto
Andrew Goodwin – Tenor
Simon Lobelson – Bass

Tickets
$50 full adult price
$45 full pensioners (not seniors cards)
$25 full time students & children 16 and under

To purchase tickets
Tickets to this concert are available through:
Seymour Centre Box Office: phone 02 9351 7940 or online via the Seymour Centre.

Engage the Chamber Choir for your event

Add an extra dimension to your next event – engage the Chamber Choir. The Chamber Choir is available to perform at a range of events including degree conferrings, formal services, weddings, parties, promotional events.

Please contact the Choir’s President to discuss details.
The Choir’s Chamber Choir, formed from within the full Choir in 2004, is designed to add to our flexibility and overall performance capacity. The Chamber Choir reached the state finals of the ABC FM Choir of the Year competition in 2006 and regularly performs at University and external events.

6 Responses to Hear Us

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  2. Damein Lynch says:

    Could you let me know the dates for 2014, if they are set yet.

  3. david moser says:

    Sure – the dates for 2014 are:
    Sunday 4th May: The Salzburg Connection (Mozart & M Haydn)
    Sunday 10th August: An Australian War Requiem – Christopher Bowen (Sydney Town Hall)
    Sunday 7th December: An English Winter’s Evening (Finzi, Vaughan Williams)
    Full details will be posted on this page in the Dec/Jan period. Whilst the dates are unlikely to change, there may be small adjustments to the details above before then.

  4. Jose Brown says:

    do you need sopranos?

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  6. Herbert Smith says:

    Hello. I am interested in singing Messiah with you in November. Could I please have details. Thanks. Herb Smith, bass.

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