Press Kit

Saturday 25 June 2022 3pm

Llewellyn Hall
Australian National University

Louis Sharpe - Conductor
Dan Walker - Chorus Master

Soloists

Sarahlouise Owens - Soprano
Sonia Anfiloff - Alto
Ryan O'Donnell - Tenor
Hayden Barrington - Baritone

with

Canberra Choral Society
National Capital Orchestra


Tickets

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Petite Messe Solennelle - Rossini

Media Release and photos may be downloaded for use by the media.

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).

Described by the composer as one of the sins of his old age, the Little Solemn Mass is by no means petite. Scored for large orchestra, choir and organ, it is nevertheless a refined and elegant piece with characteristics that show it as having been written by a composer of operas.

The CCS and NCO are Canberra’s premier community-based choral and orchestral ensembles with a proud tradition of bringing works from the classical and contemporary repertoire to audiences in the ACT region.

Louis Sharpe comments “It is with great pleasure that I make my Llewellyn Hall debut with the wonderful CCS and NCO in their annual collaboration as flagships of community music making in Canberra. This wonderfully passionate work by Rossini plays to our strengths and will showcase the amazing talent available in our community. This afternoon of music making by your local ensembles and four fabulous soloists should not be missed!”

Media Enquiries

Helen Catchatoorian
CCS Marketing
0412 527 135
marketing.canberrachoralsociety@gmail.com

Thayer Parker
NCO Marketing
0421 490 607
marketing@nco.org.au

 


Contacts for interviews

Louis Sharpe

Conductor NCO
0419 144 545
louis.v.l.sharpe@gmail.com

Dan Walker

Music Director CCS
0412 880 297
info@danwalkercomposer.com

Sarahlouise Owens

Soprano

 

Sonia Anfiloff

Alto

 

Ryan O'Donnell

Tenor

 

Hayden Barrington

Baritone

 

Louis Sharpe

Conductor

Dan Walker

Chorus Master

2021 Brahms Requiem - National Capital Orchestra & Canberra Choral Society in concert

2019 Behold the Sea - National Capital Orchestra & Canberra Choral Society in concert