Join the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation in celebrating Geoffrey Chard’s 93rd Birthday (this month) with a walk down memory lane as Geoffrey entertains guests with anecdotes from his amazing life as one of Australia’s most outstanding international baritones.
CD Reviews Fine Music Magazine
When the 40 musicians that make up Victoria Brass are playing at full blast, you can be forgiven for thinking that you’re in the middle of an entire symphony orchestra. In numbers like the finale from Sir Arthur Bliss’s Checkmate Ballet Suite, or Mussorgsky’s Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov, you are blown away, no pun intended.
The Sydney Male Choir has been on a long standing mission – to Bring Joy Through Song! On Sunday 21 May they will also be on a mission to help domestic violence charity organisation Mary’s House Services fundraise with a special concert. The Sydney Male Choir has been an iconic part of the Sydney arts scene since 1913 and we’re so thrilled they are helping women in need.
CD Reviews Classical Fine Music Magazine
Felicity Wilcox’s major composition, the chamber opera Threading the light, was completed and recorded in 2012 as part of her PhD in composition. It has now been released, spurred on by its recent world premiere performance by The Cooperative at Pitt Street Uniting Church.
Emerging Artist Program
The Nomad String Quartet was formed in Sydney as the Ben Adler Quartet in 2021. Thus far, it has given over 120 concerts to more than 40,000 people across Sydney, playing music ranging from Vivaldi to Daft Punk, Mozart to Michael Jackson, Mendelssohn to Danish folk songs, Tchaikovsky to Hans Zimmer, Borodin to Anime soundtracks and more.
CD of the Week
The CD Letters from a Black Snake contains two Song Cycles by George Palmer – Letters from a Black Snake, with text taken from the letters of Ned Kelly and Figures in an Urban Landscape, with text by three Australian poets, Judith Wright, Bruce Dawe and Kenneth Slessor.