On Sunday 4th September, Canberra Choral Society will exploit the unique acoustic qualities of the High Court’s soaring spaces on Sunday September 4 in Voices in Space, a program of a capella music ranging from the 16th Century to the 20th Century, from Gibbons, Byrd and Bach to Bruckner, Stanford and Vaughan Williams. Audience members will have the opportunity to discover the wonders of singing in this vibrant space with works including excerpts from Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices, as well as Bruckner’s Locus Iste, and music by Purcell and John Dowland. The concert is free but bookings are essential as the High Court series is very popular. Duration 1 hour. Make a Booking
As our members and guest singers will tell you, singing with the CCS is great fun! We sing a wide range of delicious and challenging music, work with inspiring musicians who are passionate about choral music, and go home from rehearsals feeling uplifted and re-energised. Not to mention the buzz of the concerts themselves!
If that sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, then why not sign up for an audition. The next round will be held on Saturday 6 August at Lyneham Primary School, from 11am-1pm.
Please be prepared to sing out, have a song ready to go (anything from a folk-song to an aria – hymns and carols are popular choices too …) and just have a go. We don’t expect our choristers to be perfect, but it certainly helps to have a can-do approach and some music reading experience is a great advantage.
Auditions are up to 15 minutes and can be booked on our booking site.
Susannah Lawergren, Tobias Cole and David Greco will feature in the performance of some of the most expansive solos ever written.
Also experience Australian composer Sean O’Boyle’s River Symphony, one of the most popular contemporary Australian works for orchestra and choir, as featured in the ABC’s Classic 100 Symphony. The National Capital Orchestra will open the concert with Richard Wagner’s triumphant Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin.
Enjoy the synthesis of two great cultures in a program featuring some of the most popular Australian and German pieces ever performed. Under the direction of Leonard Weiss and Tobias Cole, this evening of orchestral and choral greats is not to be missed! Get tickets here