Tag Archives: Verdi

Ten Years of Grads’ Recordings

This year marks ten years since SUGC began to record its concerts. As the then President, clearly a very wise person, said in reporting to the 2005 AGM: These recordings will serve as important documents for the Choir as an … Continue reading

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Verdi Videos

Those readers who participated in, or were in the audience for, Sydney Sings Verdi Requiem in May might be interested in having a look at these videos of the event, also available on YouTube. We know that their creator – … Continue reading

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Grads members and guest choristers still on a high after our Town Hall performance of Verdi’s Requiem can vicariously relive the experience this month, when the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, under its American Chief Conductor-designate, David Robertson, performs the great work … Continue reading

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Verdi – the photos

    With grateful thanks to photographers Tibor Morvay (concert and after) and Evelyne DeClerq (rehearsals).

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Verdi Bicentenary Celebrated with a Flourish

On Sunday, 28 April, the Choir gave its first subscription concert of 2013, a performance in the Sydney Town Hall of the wonderful Verdi Messa daRequiem, to celebrate the bicentenary of the great composer’s birth. Most of the Choir’s big … Continue reading

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Verdi unchained, in Quentin Tarantino’s Day of Anger

To the heart-pounding pulse of ‘Dies Irae’ – that terrifying day of reckoning, when thundering trumpets summon the buried dead – a horde of Klu Klux Klansmen surges out of the Stygian dark, their baleful hoods lit by burning torches. … Continue reading

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The Sydney Town Hall has a rich musical history. Before the Sydney Opera House was opened in 1973, this sandstone architectural gem, recently superbly refurbished, was the handsome focal point of music-making in the city. Its Grand Organ, now 120 … Continue reading

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