Tag Archives: John Bowan

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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Colin Fox on von Suppé’s Requiem

A few weeks ago, we sent a copy of the recording of our May performance of von Suppé’s Requiem to the respected ABC Classic FM presenter, Colin Fox,. In 2012 Colin had warmly praised our performance of Mendelssohn’s Paulus, praise … Continue reading

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