Folk Song to Jazz

Folk Song to Jazz – England in the Roaring 20s

Sunday 9 September, 2.30pm

Albert Hall

Join the Canberra Choral Society in the historic Albert Hall as we celebrate the music of this fabulous era, and the greatest of all traditions – afternoon tea.

The Great War had come and gone and nothing would ever be the same…

The 1920s ushered in an age of artistic innovation and of challenging the old traditions. In this concert we move from beautifully crafted folk song settings in the traditional style to the syncopated and sensuous sounds of the jazz age.

Musical Director: Peter Young

Featuring soprano Louise Page
and pianists
Anthony Smith
and Phillipa Candy

Not the Messiah!

An unmissable evening for any Monty Python fan! Join the Canberra Choral Society and the National Capital Orchestra for this one-night-only performance of Not The Messiah (He’s A Very Naughty Boy) a comic oratorio inspired by Monty Python’s Life of Brian.

Hear The Idea of North’s tenor Nick Begbie star in his theatrical return to the Capital as our titular hero Brian, featured alongside many of Canberra’s most popular soloists: Tobias Cole, Louise Page OAM, Demi Smith and David Pearson. Directed by Ylaria Rogers and conducted by Leonard Weiss, you will experience the very best of Canberra talent as theatre and Classical music unite in an unforgettable performance.Culminating in Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, you won’t want to miss this uplifting theatrical sensation!

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St Matthew Passion

St Matthew Passion

24 March 2018, 7pm

St Christopher’s Cathedral, Manuka

First performed on 11 April 1727, this masterpiece of sacred music tells the timeless story of the Passion of Christ from the perspective of the evangelist Matthew. In the beautiful St Christopher’s Cathedral in the lead up to Palm Sunday, also known as Passion Sunday, Saint Matthew’s message is again gifted to the world in this sublime setting by Bach.

Canberra Choral Society (CCS) has hand-picked soloists, orchestra and chorus members to perform the complete work, unabridged as Bach intended to bring glory to his God. These elements combine to provide a heavenly experience for lovers of the message and lovers of music alike.

Conductor: Andrew Koll

Soloists: Robert Macfarlane (Evangelist), Jeremy Tatchell (Jesus),
Greta Claringbould, Andrew Fysh, Christopher Roache, Maartje Sevenster,

With CCS Massed Chorus and the CCS Orchestra

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