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SYDNEY PHILHARMONIA CHOIRS TAKE ON HAYDN’S EPIC ‘CREATION ‘

Featured pic Conductor Brett Weymark. Pic by Keith Saunders.

The Sydney Philharmonia Choirs upcoming concert will feature the presentation of  one of the great 18th Century choral masterworks, Joseph Haydn’s visionary life-affirming masterpiece, THE CREATION.

Offered for one performance only, in one of the most grand performance venues in the country, THE CREATION will  features two of Australia’s finest soloists – multi-award winning soprano Taryn Fiebig, and acclaimed young counter-tenor Nicholas Jones, joined by more than 350 singers from Sydney Philharmonia’s acclaimed Festival Chorus and players from Sydney’s renowned TMO, The Metropolitan Orchestra.

 First performed in 1798, THE CREATION was an overnight success and remains to this day, a favourite amongst audiences worldwide. An epic work of sublime imagination and power, Haydn’s inspired oratorio evokes the creation of the universe with grace and grandeur.                     Continue reading SYDNEY PHILHARMONIA CHOIRS TAKE ON HAYDN’S EPIC ‘CREATION ‘

WILLOUGHBY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENT ‘MIRACLE’ @ THE CONCOURSE 

Conductor Carol,yn Watson

Featured photo – Guest artist,  Artistic Director of Ensemble Offspring, Claire Edwardes

Under the enthusiastic, precise and dynamic baton of Carolyn Watson, garbed dramatically in red and black, Willoughby Symphony Orchestra were in fine form with their latest concert, MIRACLE.

The first work gave the program its umbrella title, being Haydn’s Symphony No 96 in D The Miracle, so called because of the tale of the work’s premiere when a chandelier fell from the concert hall ceiling and narrowly missed the audience!

The first of the ‘London ‘ symphonies, it is in four movements and there were hints of the Beethoven symphonies and some surprises. The work begins dramatically with a strong, crashing opening and emphatic strings. The second movement contrasted with lyrical and stormy sections and had a quite balletic atmosphere full of airy elegance. Continue reading WILLOUGHBY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENT ‘MIRACLE’ @ THE CONCOURSE