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Above: Composer and Sydney Chamber Choir soprano Josephine Gibson, whose work ‘Let Them Come’ was heard in world premiere.                                                                                                                               Featured image: composer Ross Edwards

DANCE CHANT : CELEBRATING ROSS EDWARDS was a supremely entertaining event which was significant on several levels. The evening celebrated the unique voice and a portion of the prolific output of this composer in his 75th birthday year. And who better to deliver this tribute concert than Sydney Chamber Choir, which has enjoyed a productive and close relationship with Edwards and so many Australian composers in the past.

‘Dance Chant’ also fused together two of Sydney’s popular performing groups; Synergy Percussion and Sydney Chamber Choir shared the stage to deliver special soundscapes in a small sampling of Ross Edwards’ output. There were also no less than two world premiere works from new Australian composers amidst the six works from 1980 to 2009 and six other composers. Continue reading DANCE CHANT : CELEBRATING ROSS EDWARDS @ CITY RECITAL HALL


Sydney Chamber Choir is joined by Australia’s leading percussion ensemble, Synergy, to celebrate in music the 75th birthday of one of Australia’s greatest living composers.

Together we explore some of Ross Edwards’ most joyous pieces for voices and percussion, alongside music by two of the composers who have most inspired him: Hildegard von Bingen and Peter Sculthorpe. We also perform works by Paul Stanhope and Clare Maclean – composers who have in turn found inspiration in Ross’s dancing rhythms and transcendent harmonies – and two newly commissioned pieces by young Australian composers Josephine Gibson and Olivia Swift.” Continue reading DANCE/CHANT CELEBRATING ROSS EDWARDS