Tag Archives: John Bowan

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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Sing On Report – Joan Carden Award 2017 Final Concert

On 13 August, the Choir presented for the second time the finals of the Joan Carden Award as part of a Great Hall concert with orchestra, in tandem with a performance of Mozart’s Requiem. It is always a pleasure 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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Farewell to Roger Bartrop

On 3 February, the Choir lost one of its most highly regarded members, when the bass section’s Roger Bartrop died of cancer.  He was 78. Roger’s funeral was held on 13 February at a packed Roseville Uniting Church, where he … Continue reading

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Concert report – Die Schöpfung 4th December

For the final performance of its 2016 subscription series, the Sydney University Graduate Choir and orchestra, conducted by Music Director, Christopher Bowen, gave a Great Hall performance of Joseph Haydn’s Die Schöpfung (The Creation). Three outstanding soloists were engaged: Penelope … Continue reading

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Grads to perform The Creation by Joseph Haydn

After the high of singing Messiah with a massed choir in the Sydney Town Hall on 13 November, the Choir will be returning to its usual performance space, the Great Hall of the University of Sydney, to perform The Creation … Continue reading

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News from our Orchestra

In addition to the engagement of Kirsten Williams as Concertmaster, another recent development serves to underline the exceptional quality of our orchestral players. In May, when a cellist had to drop out late and at short notice from the orchestra … Continue reading

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SSO Plays Mahler at the Sydney Town Hall

As an organization, which in recent years has staged concerts in the Sydney Town Hall, and will do so again with Handel’s Messiah in November, the Grads  took particular interest in the news that the SSO and Philharmonia Choir, under … Continue reading

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Saxon Baroque

The Choir’s August Great Hall concert for 2016 presented a program of two religious works from eighteenth century Germany: the Missa No.9 in D by the little-known Johann David Heinichen (1683-1729) and the Magnificat by the impressive but difficult to … Continue reading

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