ATTUNE: Celebrating 70 years of music-making

ATTUNE: Celebrating 70 years of music-making

Saturday 17 September 2022

Canberra Girls' Grammar School Auditorium

Canberra Choral Society celebrates their 70th anniversary with a concert featuring the world premiere of two exciting new works
by Australian composers Ella Macens and Michael Dooley, and accompanied by a 12 piece ensemble.

Attune by Ella Macens with lyrics by Sarah Rice, is an ode to the 'parts' of the choir from the ‘whole’ of the choir.

Songs from the High Country by Michael Dooley is an evocative work celebrating the natural diversity of the Canberra region.

Canberra Choral Society commissioned these works to commemorate this special occasion and to add to the choral repertoire. Both works, written for SATB choir and chamber ensemble, embrace the themes of renewal and celebration, and draw upon imagery from the natural world.

CCS also presents three of G.F. Handel's joyous Coronation Anthems -

Zadok the Priest, My Heart is Inditing and Let Thy Hand be Strengthened.

Dan Walker - Conductor & CCS Music Director




Petite Messe Solennelle

Petite Messe Solennelle - Rossini

Saturday 25 June 2022

Llewellyn Hall

Australian National University

After their acclaimed performance of the Brahms German Requiem in 2021, the Canberra Choral Society and National Capital Orchestra are very pleased to continue their series of annual collaborations with the presentation of one of the gems of the repertoire, the Petite Messe Solennelle by Gioacchino Rossini, featuring a Canberra-based cast of choral and orchestral musicians.

Conducted by Louis Sharpe, with Chorus Master Dan Walker the two organisations will come together on the Llewellyn Hall stage with soloists Sarahlouise Owens (soprano), Sonia Anfiloff (alto), Ryan O’Donnell (tenor) and Hayden Barrington (baritone).


Rejoice in the Lamb

CCS presented two performances of Rejoice in the Lamb – a program of English sacred music from the 19th and 20th centuries. From Charles Parry’s blockbuster anthem I Was Glad to Imogen Holst's gentle and introspective Hymne to Christ, the program is a sublime combination of peaceful and rousing tunes, always joyful and hopeful.

Friday 8 April, Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest ACT

Saturday 9 April, St Saviour's Cathedral, Goulburn NSW

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