Handel’s Messiah

Handel’s Messiah

Sat 30 November 2019, 7.30pm

Llewellyn Hall

The Canberra Choral Society is excited to bring in the Christmas season with its popular Come and Sing concert, featuring Handel’s Messiah, back by popular demand.

Featuring the Canberra Choral Society Massed Chorus, consisting of CCS members joined by singers from the broader community, in a full-scale performance with a professional orchestra and soloists.

This much loved favourite continues to capture hearts and minds around the globe more than 275 years after its first performance in Dublin in 1742.

Join us in Llewellyn Hall for one night only, as we celebrate the extraordinary beauty of this music, the vast talent in our community, and the joy of Christmas.

Carmina Burana

Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is undoubtedly one of the most popular pieces of music ever written for choir and orchestra. Often used in film scores and advertising, it has captivated audiences around the world, from the first bars of its memorable opening movement, ‘O Fortuna’.

Featuring the CCS Chorus prepared by Music Director Dan Walker, soloists Rachael Duncan, Tobias Cole and Andrew O’Connor, the Canberra Children’s Choir and the Seasoned Voices choir.

Dynamic conductor Leonard Weiss will be in one of his last concerts before heading overseas to study with US maestro Marin Alsop, world-renowned conducting teacher. Congratulations Lenny!

Join us in supporting our young musicians in a night of music to remember.

Behold, the Sea

Saturday 13 April, 2019, 7.30pm

Canberra Choral Society and the National Capital Orchestra

Llewellyn Hall

‘Behold, the sea’, Vaughan Williams’ first symphony, catapults the audience into the action with one of the most powerful musical openings ever written. Join the Canberra Choral Society and the National Capital Orchestra for this one-night-only performance of Vaughan Williams’ captivating masterpiece – an epic journey spanning every nuance of a seafaring adventure – alongside the Australian premiere of Christopher Gordon’s acclaimed film score to On The Beach.

Featuring two of Australia’s fastest-rising musical stars: soprano Chloe Lankshear (The Song Company and Canberra International Music Festival featured soloist) and baritone David Greco (Opera Australia principal artist, ABC Classics Winterreise and Helpmann Award-winning concerts with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra). The CCS chorus prepared by CCS Music Director Dan Walker, and the National Capital Orchestra conducted by Leonard Weiss.