One of the great stabilising factors of life is consistency in something you love.

As a tenor, singing continuously in the MSO Chorus (and its predecessor, Melbourne Chorale) for the past 31iyears, has brought me the joys of arsecond family with great camaraderie between us all, the fulfilment felt in singing (to our hearts’ content) and the buzz you get from performing well. If you could bottle the euphoria you feel, you have a great drug to savour for years torcome.

melbourne symphony
orchestra chorus

For a promo (with the earlier logo), here are stills taken while we rehearsed, set to the first part of
our performance of Brahms’ Schicksalslied,
sung in November 2008

March

MSO plays Mahler 7

Sir Andrew Davis conductor

Chorus repertoire

Stanhope The Heavens Declare

Thursday 9th March @ 8pm

Hamer Hall, Melbourne Arts Centre

Friday 10th March @ 7.30pm

Costa Hall, Geelong

Saturday 11th March @ 2pm

Hamer Hall, Melbourne Arts Centre

 

The Last Night of the BBC Proms

Sir Andrew Davis conductor

Chorus repertoire

TBA

Saturday 25th March @ 8pm

Hamer Hall, Melbourne Arts Centre

April

Carmina Burana

Yu Long conductor

Chorus repertoire
Ravel Dapohnis et Chloë
Orff Carmina Burana

Eva Kong soprano
John Longmuir tenor
Warwick Fyfe baritone

Friday 21st April @ 8pm

Saturday 22nd April @ 8pm

Monday 24th April @ 6.30pm

Hamer Hall, Melbourne Arts Centre

Anzac Day at The Shrine *

TBC conductor

Repertoire

An assortment of Hymns for the Commemorative Service including
God bless New Zealand, and
Advance Australia Fair

Saturday 25th April @ 5am and 1pm

The Shrine, Birdwood Ave, Melbourne

June

Haydn’s Creation

Sir Andrew Davis conductor

Siobhan Stagg soprano
Andrew Staples tenor
Neil Davies bass

Chorus repertoire

Haydn The Creation
sung in English

Thursday 15th June @ 8pm

Saturday 17th June @ 2pm

Hamer Hall, Melbourne Arts Centre

July

Mozart’s Requiem

Richard Egarr conductor

Sarah Macliver soprano
Fiona Campbell contralto 
Andrew Goodwin tenor
Christopher Richardson bass

Chorus repertoire

Haydn The Creation

Friday 21st July @ 8pm

Hamer Hall, Melbourne Arts Centre

Amadeus The Motion Picture
Live in Concert

Benjamin Northey conductor

Saturday 22nd July @ 7pm

Sunday 23rd July @ 2pm

Hamer Hall, Melbourne Arts Centre

August

Set in Byzantine, Thaïs by French composer Massenet tells the story of a monk named Athanaël — Quinn Kelsey, who attempts to convert an Alexandrian courtesan, Thaïs — Erin Wall, to Christianity.Thaïs : Opera in Concert

Sir Andrew Davis conductor

Erin Wall sopranoThaïs
Jacqueline Porter sopranoCrobyle
Eva Kong sopranoLa Charmeuse
Fiona Campbell mezzo-soprano Myrtale
Liane Keegan altoAlbine
Diego Silva tenorNicias
Quinn Kelsey baritoneAthanaël
Daniel Sumegi bass
Palémon / Servant

Chorus repertoire
Massenet Thaïs

Saturday 26th August @ 8pm

Hamer Hall, Melbourne Arts Centre

 

November

Season Finale :

Beethoven 9 : Ode to Joy

Benjamin Northey conductor

Jacqueline Porter soprano
Liane Keegan contralto
Henry Choo tenor
Shane Lowrencev bass

Chorus repertoire

Beethoven Symphony No 9

Friday 3rd November @ 8pm

Hamer Hall, Melbourne Arts Centre

December

Messiah

Paul Goodwin conductor

Emma Matthews soprano
Luciana Mancini mezzo-soprano
Charles Daniels tenor
Christopher Richardson bass

Chorus repertoire

Handel Messiah

Saturday 10th December @ 7pm

Sunday 11th December @ 5pm

Hamer Hall, Melbourne Arts Centre

MSO Christmas

Christopher Seaman conductor

 

Saturday 16th December @ 7.30pm

Hamer Hall, Melbourne Arts Centre

 

 

RepertoireRimsky-KorsakovChristmas Eve : Polonaise
Humperdinck
Hansel and Gretel : Prelude

RepertoireHumperdinck
Hansel and Gretel : Dream Pantomime
Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker : Excerpts
JS Bach ‘Jauchzet, frohlocket’ from Christmas Oratorio
Repertoire
Corelli Christmas Concerto
Handel Messiah : Excerpts
Christmas Carols

 

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