Concert Diary

Saturday 4 May 2019, 7:30 PM

The Last Night of the Proms

Various items, including:

Gjeilo: Tundra

Wood (arr. Lawson): Fantasy on British Sea Songs

Lehár: 'Meine Lippen, Sie Küssen so Heiss' from Guiditta

Borodin: 'Polovtsian Dances' from Prince Igor

Brisbane Chorale

Rachelle Durkin, soprano

Diana Doherty, oboe

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Conducted by Benjamin Northey

Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Southbank


Saturday 1 June 2019, 7:30 PM

Opera Gala

Various items, including

Verdi: "Va pensiero" (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco

Verdi: "Brindisi" (The Drinking Song), from La Traviata

Verdi: "Anvil Chorus", from Il Trovatore

Verdi: "Triumphal March", from Aïda

Brisbane Chorale

Natalie Aroyan, soprano

Kang Wang, tenor

Jeremy Kleeman, bass-baritone

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Conducted by Giovanni Reggioli

Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Southbank


Sunday 28 July 2019, 4:00 PM

Verdi Requiem

Verdi: Requiem

Brisbane Chorale, The Queensland Choir, Brisbane Concert Choir

Natalie Aroyan, soprano

Milijana Nikolic, mezzo-soprano

Diego Torre, tenor

Warwick Fyfe, bass

Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra

Conducted by Peter Luff

Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Southbank

Sunday 1 September 2019, 3:00 PM

A Joyful Noise:
Glorious music for Choir, Brass and Organ

Rutter: Gloria

Cobb: Make a joyful noise to the Lord

Goodall: Psalm 23 (The Lord is My Shepherd)

Parry: I was glad

Widor: Toccata from Symphony No 5 for Organ

Gabrieli: Canzon Primi Toni

Gigout: Grand Chorus from Six Organ Pieces

Vierne: Clair de lune from 24 Fantasy Pieces, Op 53

Brisbane Chorale

Christopher Wrench, organ

John Coulton Brass Ensemble

Conducted by Emily Cox

Brisbane City Hall

Sunday 17 November 2019, 3:00 PM

(pre-concert talk by Graham Abbott at 2.15 pm)

Handel Israel in Egypt

Handel: Israel in Egypt

Brisbane Chorale, Canticum Chamber Choir

Sarah Crane, soprano

Emily Turner, soprano

Jessica Low, mezzo soprano

Nick Kirkup, tenor

Shaun Brown, baritone

Daniel Smerdon, baritone

Camerata - Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra

Conducted by Graham Abbott

Brisbane City Hall, King George Square, Brisbane

In 1738 London, Handel was becoming known for his new English-language oratorios - and what an enduring legacy he left us. The grand tales from the Bible perfectly suited his operatic background and skills of dramatic musical depictions. There are few more dramatic biblical stories than that of the desperate plight of the Israelites in Egypt and their ultimate deliverance, and Handel's brilliance gives it mighty voice.

Brisbane Chorale is delighted to be collaborating with Canticum and Camerata, and look forward to working again under the renowned musical educator, conductor and Handel specialist Graham Abbott.

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