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Sydney Philharmonia does Elijah this season

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Sydney Philharmonia Choirs is delighted to announce a monumental performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah, featuring the internationally renowned operatic baritone, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, in the lead role. This singular event, scheduled for 7pm on Saturday, May 18, at the iconic Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, promises to be an unforgettable evening of music and drama. Under the direction of the esteemed Brett Weymark, audiences will experience the old testament tale of Elijah, brought to life through Mendelssohn’s profound musical composition. At the heart of this performance is Teddy Tahu Rhodes, whose voice has captivated audiences across the globe for its “velvet like richness” and “great resonance,” aspects that have earned him accolades including the ARIA, Helpmann, and Limelight awards. Artistic Director Brett Weymark expressed his enthusiasm, noting that for the role of Elijah, “only one name comes to mind – Teddy Tahu Rhodes.” This performance not only showcases Rhodes’ magnificent talent but also embodies the grandeur of 19th-century music-making, enriched with the emotional depth and humanity that Mendelssohn embedded in his work. Elijah remains a masterpiece, celebrated for its penetrating exploration of human determination and faith, played out through its captivating orchestration and choral arrangements. This production by the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, employing the powerful combination of a 400-voice Festival Chorus and a cast of exceptional soloists, is designed to mesmerize the audience with every note and emotion conveyed. Beyond the enthralling music, this event is a unique opportunity to witness a cast of established and emerging talents, including Celeste Lazarenko, Sian Sharp, Andrew Goodwin,… Read More

Easter Saturday choir with the Sydney Philharmonia Choir

Sydney Choir

This Easter, the Sydney Philharmonia Choir will present a one-off performance of Bach’s monumental Mass in B Minor in the majestic acoustics of Sydney Town Hall, where the opulence its stunning Baroque orchestration can truly be enjoyed. Composed at the pinnacle of Bach’s career, this much-lauded example of 18th Century sacred music weaves moments of choral grandeur with intimate solo arias. Heroic in scope – with almost every singer and instrumentalist having a solo part to play, the Mass in B minor calls for virtuoso voices and colourful orchestration, including rarely heard Baroque trumpets, Corno di Caccia and timpani. For Conductor Elizabeth Scott, recently appointed to the new position of Sydney Philharmonia Choirs’ Associate Music Director, this is an especially exciting concert performance. Book now for Bach: Mass in B Minor, one concert only, 3pm Easter Saturday April 16 at Sydney Town Hall at their website

Choir for Easter: Sydney Philharmonia Choir puts on a Saturday show

Sydney Philharmonic Choir

What’re you doing this Easter? If you’re in Sydney and it doesn’t revolve around heading to your weekly cultural injection, then, shame; because the Sydney Philharmonia Choir is putting on a stellar production in honour of the chocolate-filled festive season. Named In the Imagination of their Hearts, it’s a gig that’ll happen at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, at 2pm on Saturday 20 April, putting on show the best vocalists the choir has to offer. Chamber music in style, the Choir will be joined by Capella St. Crucis, Hannover, under the direction of acclaimed early music specialist Florian Lohmann; together with celebrated Australian soloists Sara Macliver, Anna Dowsley, Nicholas Tolputt, Nicholas Jones and David Greco; and the Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra. If religion isn’t your thing (don’t blame you), then heading along for the sheer majesty of the vocals and impressiveness of how all the singers work together might be more the draw card for you. Five soloists will stun with their dazzling virtuosity and expressive powers to a text that ranges between stoked and overjoyed. Framing the Magnificat are two works that, each in their own way, look to Bach for inspiration.  The concert will conclude with a Mozart’s grand mass for choir and orchestra, a piece he created when just recently married, which would have its debut performance in Salzburg, on the occasion of the couple’s first visit to his disapproving father. Here’s the program for you… Antony PITTS Mente cordis sui (Premiere) Johann Sebastian BACH Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART Great Mass in C minor, K.427 See more… Read More