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Echoing the cries of the fallen – the Centenary of Anzac 2015

On this Centenary of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli, An Australian War Requiem was a feature broadcast by the choir’s media partner Fine Music FM. Ahead of the broadcast, the following article by librettist, Pamela Traynor, appeared in the April edition of the … Continue reading

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Christopher Bowen’s ‘An Australian War Requiem’ Premiered

On Sunday, 10 August in the Sydney Town Hall, the choir gave its second subscription concert of 2014, the premiere performance of Christopher Bowen’s and Pamela Traynor’s An Australian War Requiem, commissioned by the choir to mark the centenary of … Continue reading

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It seems very fitting that ‘An Australian War Requiem’ premiered at the Sydney Town Hall. One hundred years ago, the Town Hall hosted company of a different kind in its role as a recruitment depot for hopeful servicemen. In March … Continue reading

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‘Revealing layers of profound and human emotion’—interview with Christopher Bowen, composer and conductor

On the eve of the premiere of ‘An Australian War Requiem’, composer and conductor Christopher Bowen kindly shares his thoughts on the significance of this work to him. What was the initial spark for you to undertake this project? It … Continue reading

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Five minutes with…Christopher Richardson, bass

Christopher Richardson, bass soloist in ‘An Australian War Requiem’, shares his thoughts with us on what it means to him to be part of this event. What did you find tempting about the invitation to sing in An Australian War … Continue reading

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The Western Front—a long way from home

It would take volumes to write a comprehensive history of the war on the Western Front, something that is clearly beyond the scope of this blog. However, family members of the Sydney University Graduate choir served across all main offensives, … Continue reading

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Five minutes with…Adrian Tamburini, bass

One of the bass soloists singing with us at the premiere of ‘An Australian War Requiem’ on 10 August 2014, Adrian Tamburini answers questions about the significance of the event for him. What did you find tempting about the invitation … Continue reading

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