Welcome to our
2019 season


In 2019, Sydney Chamber Choir will tell stories which shape who we are as people and as a society. Our singing will enliven and inspire through thought-provoking and beautiful music.

In our first concert, the music is about music. The quirkiness of Elliott Carter’s Musicians Wrestle Everywhere sits alongside the energy of Bach’s motet Singet dem Herrn. The program also explores experiences where singing is the one possibility left for consolation – the ancient Hebrew text ‘How shall we sing in a strange land’ as set by William Byrd in 16th-century England and Joe Twist in 21st-century Australia.

Our second concert takes music of vastly different time periods but linked by a common connection to royal occasions. Handel’s Zadok the Priest and lesser-known but equally exciting Dettingen Te Deum will be a feast for the ears, set against a first half of music by Masters of the Queen’s Music Judith Weir and Malcolm Williamson.

Later in the year, we invite you to hear the beautiful music of contemporary composer Jonathan Dove in his song cycle The Passing of the Year. The choir’s passion for music of our own time will shine in this and in works by Morten Lauridsen and Ella Macens.

Our performances will invite you to experience something that is wholly honest – the sound of Sydney’s finest singers, working together to create something exquisite and only available in live form.

We’d be delighted if you would join us,

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Sam Allchurch
Music Director 

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EXPLORE 2019...


MUSIC ON MUSIC
SATURDAY 30 MARCH | 7.30PM
GREAT HALL
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

A ROYAL AFFAIR
SATURDAY 1 JUNE | 7.30PM
GREAT HALL
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

TIME & PLACE
SUNDAY 10 NOVEMBER | 3.00PM
VERBRUGGHEN HALL
SYDNEY CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC