Past Performances

September 2014, Harmony & Brass - "Music From The Movies"

 

HARMONY & BRASS - MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES

Saturday 27th September 2014 7.30 pm

 

At Burnside Ballroom, 401 Greenhill Rd, Tusmore.

 

Conductors Rosemary Nairn OAM and Al Kidney

 

 

The Adelaide Harmony Choir will join with Kensington & Norwood Brass to perform an evening of ‘Music from the Movies’. Conductors for the evening will be Rosemary Nairn for the Adelaide Harmony Choir and Al Kidney for the Kensington and Norwood Brass.

 

This is performance based on the popular music from the well known films over the last 60 years. The range of music flows from the Dam Busters, to Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany’s; to Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and similar; a medley from ‘Les Miserables’ to Music from The Armed Man. Many of the well known composers are recognised, John Williams, Eric Coats, Mercer & Mancini, to Karl Jenkins, Claude-Michel Schonberg, and Ennio Morricone.

 

Rosemary Nairn has been the Adelaide Harmony Choir Director of Music for 4 exciting years. Rosemary has trained the choir for varied concerts ranging from Verdi Celebration Concert for the Italian Cultural Association, Anzac Day concert “To the Fallen”, “Swing into Spring” with the Norwood Symphony Orchestra to our annual Christmas Performances. Rosemary was awarded the OAM in 2003 for her services to choral music throughout South Australia.

 

Pianist and Harmony Choir Accompanist and Deputy Conductor Margaret Lambert’s musical career spans many years in Australia and overseas as a solo pianist, choral conductor, educator and mentor to her many students and the Adelaide Harmony Choir members.

 

Al Kidney is the conductor of the Kensington and Norwood Brass. Al has a wide experience in Brass Band Performances ranging from playing trumpet to conducting. Al is the conductor of the Kensington & Norwood Brass Band and the Officer in Charge of the SA Police Band.

 

Adelaide Harmony Choir is a SATB choir of approximately 100 singers with a repertoire including major oratorios, sacred anthems and selections from popular musicals and light operetta.

 

Kensington and Norwood Brass Band was formed in 1898 and has 114 years of history at the forefront of South Australian Banding. They a long history of excellent brass band performances and have won the National Championship on three occasions.

 

Date: Saturday 27th September at 7.30 pm

Venue: Burnside Ballroom, 401 Greenhill Rd, Tusmore

Bookings: Ticket Secretary Margaret-83528348 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Order form on reverse side of flyer.

Prices: Adults $28- Concession $26- Groups 10+ $24- Child$10

 

April 2014, Palm Sunday - Mozart's "Solemn Vespers", Faure's "Requiem"

 

Palm Sunday 2014

Sunday 13th April 2014 2pm at Elder Hall

Conductor Jonathan Bligh

Organist: Joshua van Konkelenberg Soprano soloist Karina Jay; Alto soloist Bethany Hill;

Tenor Soloist Andrew Linn; Baritone Soloist Timothy Marks; and orchestra

 

The Adelaide Harmony Choir will perform Mozart’s Solemn Vespers and Gabriel Faure’s Requiem, well known and loved choral works. For this performance, the conductor will be Jonathan Bligh with organist, Joshua van Konkelenberg, soloists Karina Jay, Bethany Hill, Andrew Linn and Timothy Marks and orchestra.

 

Jonathan Bligh is the guest conductor of the Adelaide Harmony Choir for this performance. Jonathan is a vocal coach, music director, choral conductor and secondary school teacher of music. and has performed with and directed groups within Australian and overseas. He is the Founder and Director of the “The Festival of Statesmen Youth Chorus” and directs the choral programme at Charles Campbell College. He has a B.Mus in Solo Performance and Conducting from the Elder School of Music, Graduate Diploma in Education (University of Adelaide) and a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music Performance (London) and is completing his Masters Degree in Conducting..

 

Karina Jay, Soprano soloist is an operatic soprano, freelance performer and vocal coach and is a singing teacher. She is a member of “Emma Knights Production” a small cast that travels to primary schools to show children the funny entertaining side of opera. She has performs with Co-Opera and is a member of Adelaide Chamber Singers. .

 

Bethany Hill, Alto soloist is an alto and has wide experience both in opera, choral and music theatre. She is a member of the very successful Adelaide Chamber Singers and toured with the company on the European Tour during July, 2013 when they won awards in choral competitions.

 

Andrew Linn, Tenor soloist Andrew trained in voice at the Elder Conservatorium of Music under Rob Dawe and Rae Cocking and was awarded the Elder part Scholarship in Voice in 1999. He performs regularly as a specialist ensemble chorister with the Adelaide Chamber Singers and performs with the State Opera of South Australia.

 

Timothy Marks, Baritone soloist – Timothy has been educated at the University of Adelaide and has worked as a choral director, singer and viola player is a musical career throughout Australia. He is the conductor of Bella Voce at the University of Adelaide, State Director of Music at the Australian Youth Choir.

 

Joshua van Konkelenberg has studied piano at University of Adelaide, Australian National Academy of Music Melbourne and organ at Royal College of Music. In 2009 was appointed organist and Music Tutor at Trinity College Melbourne.

 

Adelaide Harmony Choir is a SATB choir of 72 singers with a repertoire including major oratorios, sacred anthems and selections from popular musicals and light operetta. The choir is augmented by singers from Illumina Inc, Hills Choral Society and The Festival of Statesmen Chorus.

 

Date: Sunday 13th April 2014 at 2.00 pm

Venue: Elder Hall North Terrace Adelaide

Bookings: Ticket Secretary Margaret-83528348 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Order form on reverse side of flyer.

Prices: Adults $35-Concession $32 Groups 10+ $30 Child$14

 

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December 2013, Christmas Harmony

 

Christmas Harmony 2013

Wednesday 18th December 8pm at Elder Hall

Conductor Rosemary Nairn OAM

Organist: Andrew Georg, Pianist: Margaret Lambert Guest Soprano: Monica Hanusiak -Klavins

Guest Cellist: James Morley.

 

Favourite Masterpieces from Handel’s Messiah and The Vivaldi Gloria will contrast with new sparkling arrangements of well-known carols by Australian organist and composer June Nixon and English legends Phillip Ledger and John Rutter. A quiet reflective Australian Carol by William G James followed by his vibrant The Christmas Tree provides time for joy and music nourishment in the lead up to Christmas. Solos by our guest artists will complement the choir singing.

 

Rosemary Nairn has been the Adelaide Harmony Choir Director of Music for 3 exciting years. Rosemary created and conducted the recently performed and moving Anzac Day concert “To the Fallen” to a very appreciative sell out audience. Rosemary was awarded the OAM in 2003 for her services to choral music throughout South Australia.

 

Pianist and Harmony Choir Accompanist and Deputy Conductor Margaret Lambert’s musical career spans many years in Australia and overseas as a solo pianist, choral conductor, educator and mentor to her many students and the Adelaide Harmony Choir members.

 

Monica Hanusiak- Klavins’ musical career embraces both piano and vocal studies at Elder Conservatorium. She has won vocal prizes throughout Australia and has twice been a finalist in the State Opera Aria competition. A member of the chorus of State Opera of South Australia, Monica has appeared with leading Adelaide Choirs, and performed regularly at The Adelaide Festival in premiere performances of works by Tim Sexton and Karl Jenkins and in an ABC Broadcast. Also a music educator, Monica teaches at Seymour College.

 

Andrew Georg is a versatile pianist and organist, with special interests in opera and church music. He works as a repetiteur with the State Opera of South Australia and Co-Opera, and has recently been appointed the organist/choir director at Christ Church, North Adelaide.

 

James Morley is 16 years old and has been playing the Cello since the age of 7. A music student at Marryatville High School, he has won numerous awards and participated in a European tour in 2013 with The Australian Youth Orchestra.

 

Adelaide Harmony Choir is a SATB choir of 72 singers with a repertoire including major oratorios, sacred anthems and selections from popular musicals and light operetta.

Date: Wednesday 18th December 2013 8pm

Venue: Elder Hall North Terrace Adelaide

Bookings: Ticket Secretary Margaret-83528348 or 040 852 8349 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Order form on reverse side of flyer.

Prices: Adults $28-Concession $26 Groups 10+ $24 Child$24

 

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October 2013, "Celebrating Verdi's Bicentenary"

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April 2013, "To The Fallen"

 

ADELAIDE HARMONY CHOIR PRESENTS

TO THE FALLEN

A Concert to Celebrate PeaceConducted by Rosemary Nairn OAM

with Guest Choirs Illumina, Lobethal Harmony Club and Al Kidneys Brass Ensemble

 

Anzac Day continues to inspire old and young Australians to gather and remember past wars and the roles played by our young men and women on battlefields around the world. This year, a year prior to the centenary of the start of World War 1, Adelaide Harmony Choir will present a concert on the afternoon of Anzac Day to celebrate peace. The concert music will reflect the feelings of ordinary people striving for peace and remembering those who give their lives for their country and people. Celebrate “Peace” on Anzac Day with us.

 

The programme will include:

Hymn to the fallen: Originally composed by John Williams the music formed the soundtrack for the film “Saving Private Ryan”.

Zadok the Priest: A coronation anthem composed by George Frederic Handel using texts from King James Bible. It was first sung at King George II Coronation in 1727 and at every subsequent coronation.

Love Divine: This is judged to be Charles Wesley’s finest hymn of peace. The arrangement is by Howard Goodall.

Distant Lands: “I see a distant land it shines so clear, sometimes it seems so far, sometimes so near”. It was written by English composer John Rutter in 1990 soon after the demolition of the Berlin Wall. This deeply expressive prayer for unity is even more gripping since the attacks on 9/11. John’s evocative text does not centre on the “Distant Land” and its inherent glories; rather it emphasises the journey of life and the dusty roads we all travel together toward a united and free people.

The Armed Man: Is a Mass by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins. It is subtitled “A Mass for Peace”. The piece was commissioned by the Royal Armouries Museum for the Millennium celebrations and was dedicated to the Kosovo Victims. Like Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem it is essentially an anti-war piece and is based on the Catholic Mass.

Rosemary Nairn was awarded an OAM in 2003 for her work with choral music education throughout South Australia. Rosemary says, Im so excited to bring together three choirs, all of whom I have had the privilege of working with over the last few years, to present this memorable concert.”

 

Al Kidney has held the position of Band master with the Band of the South Australian Police for the last 3 years. He is sought after as a guest conductor with various community ensembles and is an adjudicator as well as an accomplished arranger and musician.

Adelaide Harmony Choir is a SATB choir of 80 singers, with a repertoire including major oratorios as well as popular music from opera, operetta and musicals.

Illumina - This vibrant group of dedicated female singers, established in 2008 by Rosemary Nairn, share a love of music, singing and fun both learning and performing a varied repertoire.

Lobethal Harmony ClubThis male choir has an eventful history and is a direct result of a love of singing by German folk who migrated here in the early days of SA settlement. Formed in 1878 the natural love of singing has been passed down to their descendants.

 

Date: 25th April 2013 at 2:30 pm – ANZAC DAY

Venue: Wesley Uniting Church, Fullarton Road, Kent Town

Bookings: Ticket Secretary - Margaret - Phone 8352 8348 or 0408 528 349 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Prices: $20 Adults - $18 Concession - $10 children

Website: www.adelaideharmonychoir.org.au

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