Tag Archives: Dawn Plasto

Noah Peres – The Interview

We are delighted to welcome our new accompanist Noah Peres. Not only is he a great musician but he  understands our fearless leader’s political sense of humour which makes for happy rehearsal periods. Noah is studying advanced maths at the … Continue reading

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Introducing Kirsten Williams – Concertmaster

We are indeed fortunate to have the talented Kirsten Williams leading our orchestra. Not only is Kirsten a gifted musician but her charm and style give pleasure to both players and audience. As our new concert master it’s time to … Continue reading

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The Merry Widow

Longtime Grads soprano and sometime Rockdale Opera Chorus Member, Dawn Plasto, has brought this upcoming event (in which she is appearing) to our attention: The Rockdale Opera Company is back in production with a stunning production of Franz Lehar’s Merry … Continue reading

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She tickles the ivories…

Our diminutive accompanist Amy Putt does more than tickle the ivories while accompanying the choir each Monday evening.  Amy’s talents became especially obvious when presented for the first time with Christopher Bowen’s complex score for An Australian War Requiem which … Continue reading

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STAN KORNEL – violinist and orchestra leader

Both choristers and audiences have observed the professional leadership which Stan Kornel has brought to our Orchestra since taking up the position We thought it would be of interest to learn something about Stan his music and other activities. Q … Continue reading

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Fred Blanks – successor required?

Well remembered Sydney Morning Herald music critic Fred Blanks died last year leaving an enormous cross-reference of musical events in the archives of the national library in Canberra. In 35 years his reviews for the SMH were always entertaining and … Continue reading

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Interview with Margaret Davidson

80 Years Young, an Alto and a Pillar of the Grad Choir. Where were you born? I was born in Sydney at the War Memorial Hospital in Waverley although my home was in Woonona which is six miles this side … Continue reading

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