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AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET CELEBRATES AUSMUSIC MONTH WITH TWO NEW RELEASES

To celebrate AusMusic Month, the Australian String Quartet will add two new recordings to its burgeoning Australian Anthology digital release platform, making more home-grown music available to listeners across the world.

Coinciding with NAIDOC Week, on Wednesday 11 November the ASQ will release a recording of Stephen Pigram’s ‘Walganyagarra Buru’, a piece which tells the story of the meeting of Pigram’s great-grandparents, sung in Yawuru, Broome Kriol and English. This work was commissioned by the Klein Family Foundation, as part of Quartet & Country, a project by the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival and its 2016-2019 Artistic Director, composer Iain Grandage, UKARIA and the Australian String Quartet, and recorded live from Melbourne Recital Centre in 2019. Continue reading AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET CELEBRATES AUSMUSIC MONTH WITH TWO NEW RELEASES

SYDNEY CHAMBER CHOIR PRESENTS DIXIT DOMINUS @ CITY RECITAL HALL

Ian Grandage

Above: Composer Ian Grandage. Featured image: Group shot of the Sydney Chamber Choir. Pic by Keith Saunders.

The title of this concert suggests we are to be entertained by the talents of the Sydney Chamber Choir with historical works based on religious texts from the Christian tradition.

That was very much the case as guest conductor Jonathan Grieves-Smith guided the choir and string players from the Orchestra of the Antipodes through interpretations of Handel and Bach. These performances were both sensitive and strong. Continue reading SYDNEY CHAMBER CHOIR PRESENTS DIXIT DOMINUS @ CITY RECITAL HALL