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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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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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Anna Dowsley in Mozart’s ‘Cosi fan Tutte’

Earlier posts have reported on the rapidly developing career of mezzo Anna Dowsley, one of the Choir’s favourite soloists, since being highly commended by the judges in the 2012 Joan Carden Award and starring in our memorable Verdi Requiem in … Continue reading

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Franz von Suppé’s Requiem—‘Thus is the power of music’

The Grads 2016 concert season opened on Sunday 8th May with absolute éclat and elan, a promising introduction to an exciting season highlighting some little known, rarely-performed works. We believe that our performance of Franz von Suppé’s Requiem was an … Continue reading

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An exciting beginning to the year— Franz von Suppé’s Requiem

We’re just one month away from our first concert of 2016—it’s incredible to think that this year is almost one third of the way done! Our 2016 concert series encompasses a range of well-known masterworks as well as exciting discoveries, … Continue reading

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Handel’s ‘Israel in Egypt’ – 6 December 2015

The Choir successfully concluded a ground-breaking and musically satisfying year with its December Great Hall performance of Handel’s Israel in Egypt. Following our initial encounter with Dvořák’s choral music in May, and the logistical challenge of organizing the final of … 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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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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The Joan Carden Award—a brief history

A highlight of this year’s Sydney University Graduate Choir concert series will be the conduct of the prestigious Joan Carden Award. As we prepare to open the application process for prospective competitors, it is timely to provide a brief history … Continue reading

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