Commissioning new music – Selby and Friends initiative

Commissioning new music – Selby and Friends initiative

Getting the audience involved in the commissioning process is one of the initiatives adopted by chamber music ensemble Selby and Friends to foster the work of established and emerging Australian composers. Called “The Audience Commissioning Award”, Selby and Friends will combine their own funds with contributions from their audience to create new chamber works. Ensemble…



Other than being composers, what do Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Puccini, Copland, Janacek, and Schonberg (amngst others) have in common? Clue: Gustav Holst (surprisingly) is not featured).


Harmony beyond the music…Sydney Chamber Choir presents “Lamentations”

During his recent visit to Sydney, The New Yorker’s music critic Alex Ross quoted Schopenhauer: “Music….is..a universal language”. Ross asserts that it is “…nothing of the sort. One man’s favourite tune is another woman’s noise”. You can consider this for yourself when the Sydney Chamber Choir presents¬†¬†“Lamentations” on Palm Sunday. In back to back programmes…