In January 2015 members of university choirs from around Australia - including many members of SUMS - will gather in Sydney for the 66th Australian Intervarsity Choral Festival. The Festival features two weeks of singing, socialising, intensive rehearsals, workshops and fun culminating in a performance of Verdi's magnificent Requiem withÂÂÂ the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra at The Concourse in Chatswood on the 24th of January.
This classical masterpiece combines the dramatic soaring melodies of Italian opera with the solemn and mesmerising intensity of the Roman liturgy in an arrangement for four soloists, double choir and orchestra.
Joining the choir and orchestra on stage is a stellar line up of soloists including highly regarded contralto Liane Keegan, Opera Australia Principal Artist Pelham Andrews, Helpmann Award nominated soprano Eva Kong and outstanding tenor Jaewoo Kim, who has previously performed with Opera Australia, the English National Opera and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Leading the ensemble is renowned Australian conductor Simon Kenway, who regularly works with Opera Australia, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and The Australian Ballet.
What: Verdi’s Messa da Requiem
When: Saturday 24 January 2015, 7pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Where: The Concourse, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood
Adult $45 / Concession $35 / Access (USU) $30, discounts available for groups of 10 or more
General Bookings: 1300 795 012 (Ticketek Theatre & Arts Line)
Accessible Ticket Enquiries: 02 8075 8111 (The Concourse)
Group Bookings: Call 1300 364 001 or email
Tickets also available at the Concourse Box Office
For more information about the Festival or the concert go to www.siv2015.org.au or email David at