Tag Archives: Stan Kornel

Changing of the guard in the leadership of the orchestra

One of the important factors, which makes attending concerts by the Sydney University Graduate Choir a rewarding experience is the consistently outstanding contribution made by our excellent orchestral musicians. Christopher Bowen has established such a good rapport with them that … 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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Finals of the Joan Carden Award 2015

The music for our August concert, consisting of three secular works for chorus and orchestra by Brahms, the Australian premiere of Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn’s cantata, Hiob (Job)and assorted arias sung by the three young finalists in the revamped Joan Carden Award, … Continue reading

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The Kornels and the Sydney Consort: Stabat Mater

In a blog item posted on 28 February, we reported on the first concert of 2014 by early music group, the Sydney Consort, which is led by the concert master of the Choir’s orchestra, violinist Stan Kornel, and has as … Continue reading

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The Kornels and the Sydney Consort

In the Choir’s recent concerts (for example, our performance last December of Zelenka’s Missa Dei Patris), we have had the benefit of the company of violinist, Stan Kornel, as orchestra leader and his wife, keyboard player, Monika, on the chamber … 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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