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Five minutes with…Ashlyn Tymms

Mezzo soprano Ashlyn Tymms answers questions about the personal significance of performing in ‘An Australian War Requiem’, and the relevance of this centenary commemoration. What did you find tempting about the invitation to sing in An Australian War Requiem? Knowing … Continue reading

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Five minutes with…Adrian Tamburini

In the lead up to our performance of ‘An Australian War Requiem’ on 11 November, we asked our soloists for their thoughts on being part of such an important event. Adrian Tamburini, Bass, who so memorably sang with us at … Continue reading

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Commemorating the centenary of the Armistice

It’s difficult to imagine having to endure the worry and anxiety of war, the constant fear that harm might come to your loved ones ‘over there’, or that your place ‘at home’ may no longer be the same sanctuary it … Continue reading

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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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