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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Ein Deutsches Requiem

Saturday 24 July 2021, 3.00pm

Llewellyn Hall, ANU

Emerging from the enforced hibernation of 2020, the Canberra Choral Society and National Capital Orchestra are incredibly pleased to continue their traditional annual collaboration with the performance of Johannes Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem. This is Brahms’s most personal work – a true masterpiece that established his unmistakable musical voice and timeless reputation.

Join us to delight in this sensational music for an unforgettable performance conducted by Leonard Weiss featuring Song Company soprano Rachel Fink and baritone Andrew Fysh, with chorus master Dan Walker.