CCS is being dangerous with Handel in The Vow – 8-9 October

db65fc74-4247-484d-a56d-f7ba19777feaThe Vow

A dramatic opera about virtue, love and fate

Saturday 8 October, 7.30pm
Sunday 9 October, 3pm

Canberra Playhouse

Presented by Tobias Cole’s new professional opera company
Handel in the Theatre


Less than a week until Tobias Cole and his new company Handel in the Theatre present The Vow (based on Handel’s Jephtha). What drew him to Handel’s music?

“I was struck by the harmonies changing in more dangerous ways than in Mozart,” Cole says. … I remember picking up an opera I’d never heard of and thinking: ‘Wow, there’s so much yet to learn! This is exciting! This guy is dangerous!’ (Canberra Times article.)

CCS will be the opera chorus for The Vow, and we’re having a great time learning to be dangerous! It’s going to be a great show, so do join us – two shows on 8 and 9 October.

A flawed leader (Andrew Goodwin)
A protective wife (Christina Wilson)
A loyal daughter (Jacqueline Porter)
A devoted admirer (Tobias Cole)

Opera chorus from Canberra Choral Society
Period orchestra conducted by Brett Weymark
Design by Imogen Keen
Lighting by Cindy Jolley-Rogers

Based on Handel’s Jephtha, and adapted by Tobias Cole

Watch the promo clip
Read more in City News and the Canberra Times
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Come & Sing: Schutz’s Christmas Story

Schutz-ad-2We invite you to be part of the CCS Come & Sing Chorus, to perform in our end-of-year concert on Saturday 3 December. 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.

Go to CCS Come & Sing Chorus and complete your application!


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Voices in Space

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

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