St Matthew Passion
Saturday 24 March, 2018
7.00pm, 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.
Not the Messiah
Saturday 2 June, 2018
7.30pm, Llewellyn Hall
With the National Capital Orchestra
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!
Folk Song to Jazz -
England in the Roaring 20s
Sunday 9 September 2018
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
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.
Anthony Smith and Phillipa Candy
Please support our raffle at this concert - all proceeds will go to the drought relief project for our farmers run by the CWA.
Darkness and Light
HAYDN NELSON MASS
Saturday 24 November 2018
7.30pm, Llewellyn Hall
6.45pm, Pre-concert talk
by Graham Abbott
Conductor: Graham Abbott
Soloists: Jacqueline Porter, Anna Dowsley, Jonathan Abernethy, Andrew Fysh
Canberra Choral Society presents Mozart's Requiem and Haydn's Nelson Mass on Saturday 24 November, 7.30pm. Join us for our one night only performance of these stunning works, brought to life under the baton of renowned maestro, Graham Abbott, with soloists Jacqueline Porter, Anna Dowsley, Jonathan Abernethy and Andrew Fysh, and accompanied by a professional orchestra led by Barbara Jane Gilby.
Canberra’s premier symphonic choir will be joined by 80 guest choristers to form a massed choir of 160 voices, prepared by Choirmaster Dan Walker and Assistant Choirmaster Alice Richardson.
In addition to our busy concert schedule, we look for more opportunities to ‘Sing for Our Supper”, performing at events that help spread the word on CCS and/or raise some valuable funds towards performance costs.
Contact us if you have an event you would like us to participate in!