Glorious Sounds At Lifehouse
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Glorious Sounds At Lifehouse

One spring Sunday afternoon in Sydney, just a few weeks ago, a motley conglomerate of around 100 choral singers and instrumentalists gathered with two solo singers, under the music direction of Dr Sarah Penicka-Smith, to perform in a hospital foyer. These people had never previously performed together as group. However, such was the spirit and…

Harvey Milk In Concert – A Sydney Premiere
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Harvey Milk In Concert – A Sydney Premiere

A concert performance of the groundbreaking opera, Harvey Milk will premiere in Sydney in November, presented by Left Bauer Productions and the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir. Composed by Stewart Wallace to libretto by Michael Korie, the production will be directed by Cameron Lukey and conducted by Sarah Penicka- Smith with pianist Chris Cartner. In January 1978, after his…

Britten’s Phaedra, Gorecki, Handel and Vivaldi
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Britten’s Phaedra, Gorecki, Handel and Vivaldi

Benjamin Britten’s final vocal work, the dramatic cantata Phaedra, Op.93, for mezzo-soprano and small orchestra, Handel’s cantata Lucrezia, Gorecki’s Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings and two trio sonatas for two violins by Handel and Vivaldi are all in the line up in a performance conducted by Sarah Penicka-Smith featuring award-winning soprano Hester Hannah and early music ensemble Thoroughbass directed by harpsichordist…