Tag Archives: Marie Bashir

Gossec’s Messe des Morts – Concert Reflections

On Sunday, 5 May, the Choir presented its first subscription concert of the 2019 season, the Australian premiere of the Messe des Morts (Requiem) of the little-known François-Joseph Gossec (1734-1829). The initiative for the choice of this work came from … Continue reading

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Zelenka Redux

On Sunday, 1 December the Choir gave its third subscription concert for 2013, the major work of which was the Australian premiere of the Mass in C, (Missa Dei Patris) of the Bohemian composer, Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745).  Zelenka is regarded … Continue reading

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Patron’s Award 2013

At the Sydney University Graduate Choir’s recent performance of the St John Passion, the choir’s patron, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales, presented Ms Ros Moxham with the Patron’s Award for 2013. The choir’s president, Evelyne … Continue reading

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Bel Canto Award 2012– Success for Emma Moore

The final of he Richard Bonynge and Joan Sutherland Bel Canto Award  for 2012 was held in the Verbrugghen Hall of the Sydney Conservatorium on 7 October. Adjudicators were Richard Bonynge, Joan Carden, Bernadette Cullen and Rosemary Gunn. Six singers … Continue reading

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Grads Celebrate Sixtieth Birthday in Style with Mendelssohn’s Paulus

2011 was a great year for the Choir, with three outstanding major concerts. On Sunday, 6 May, we began our 2012 season on a brilliant note with a rousing performance of Mendelssohn’s rarely performed masterpiece, Paulus. With this concert, we … Continue reading

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A view from the audience

Poetic Inspirations Concert Dec 10th 2011 University of Sydney Graduate Choir and Orchestra, Sydney Conservatorium.  My technical grasp of music is pretty tenuous, but I really groove to big sounds. You know, Welsh hymns sung by the locals massed at … Continue reading

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Two Christophers Combined Makes a Divine Musical Mix!

We expected that our December concert, Poetic Inspirations, would be the highlight of the SUGC choral year – it was, after all, the grand finale to a solid rehearsal and performance calendar and so should have a certain flourish and … Continue reading

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Review of “Poetic Inspirations” 10 December 2011

SUGC’s Christmas Concert, entitled “PoeticInspirations”, at the Verbrugghen Hall on Saturday 10thDecember 2011, was from all points of view an outstanding success. The program encompassed two orchestral works by Debussy (“Danses Sacrée at Profane” and “Prélude à l’Après Midid’un Faune”) … Continue reading

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