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Sydney Sings is back in 2018!

The Sydney Sings … concert series returns to the Sydney Town Hall on  Remembrance Day, 11 November 2018, with a performance of An Australian War Requiem. This original work, composed by contemporary Australian composer Christopher Bowen OAM, was first performed … Continue reading

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Meet the Verdi Requiem Soloists

The magnificent Verdi Requiem, performed by the Sydney University Graduate Choir, a large guest choir and full orchestra, under the baton of music director Christopher Bowen OAM, is coming to the Sydney Town Hall on Sunday 12th November 2017. The … Continue reading

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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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Sing Verdi’s Requiem with us!

A few places are left to sing Verdi’s Requiem with the Grad Choir in the Sydney Town Hall on April 28th. Sopranos, Tenors and Basses, who, preferably, have sung the work before, but at least are experienced choristers please contact us … Continue reading

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