St James’ Celebrates Bicentenary With Haydn’s Creation
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St James’ Celebrates Bicentenary With Haydn’s Creation

The Choir and Orchestra of St James’ celebrate the bicentenary of Sydney’s oldest church with  performance of Haydn’s life-affirming masterpiece, The Creation. Just as this oratorio celebrates the creation of the world as depicted in the Book of Genesis, this performance marks the beginning of the bicentenary celebrations of Sydney’s oldest church, St James’ King Street….

Opera Review: Artaserse/ Pinchgut Opera
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Opera Review: Artaserse/ Pinchgut Opera

Artaserse/ Pinchgut Opera City Recital Hall 29 November 2018 Written by Deen Hamaker When Johann Adolphe Hasse reset his opera Artaserse for the Dresden Court Opera in 1740, he was oblivious to the Australian continent. That Pinchgut Opera’s version of his masterpiece has sat unperformed since that time is incredible enough, let alone that Sydney…

Sydney University Graduate Choir Performs Mendelssohn’s St Paul
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Sydney University Graduate Choir Performs Mendelssohn’s St Paul

The Sydney University Graduate Choir presents Mendelssohn’s first oratorio, the rarely performed St. Paul – or Paulus, sung in the original German. A musical masterpiece, this work was one of the composer’s most often performed during his lifetime. It revived the oratorio as a musical form, and subsequently led to a commission of Mendelssohn’s other great oratorio, Elijah. Telling…