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Sydney University Graduate Choir presents La Belle Epoque

3:00pm 21st May 2017 - 5:00pm 21st May 2017

Event Details

Venue Name: The Great Hall, Sydney University
Venue Address: Sydney
Event Type: NSW/ACT
Cost: $50 Adult/$45 Full Pens./$25 Full time students and children u. 16
Choir(s): Sydney University Graduate Choir

Booking Details

Booking Phone Number: 02 9351 7950

Sydney University Graduate Choir presents La Belle Epoch

Sunday 21 May 2017, 3pm

La Belle Epoque was a golden age of French creativity. The Sydney University Graduate Choir is delighted to present a performance of choral music of this era, accompanied by full orchestra and the organ of the Great Hall, Sydney University.

The program showcases the moving Requiem by Saint-Saëns, Franck’s Psalm 150, and the justly famous Pavane by Fauré – here performed in a choral version created by the composer.

A highlight of the concert will be a performance of composer Christopher Bowen’s, Démocratie.

It was prescient for a 20 year old poet from the 19th century to write a work that reflects the tensions and drama of our current world politics. Arthur Rimbaud’s prose-poem Démocratie is a powerful and imaginative setting for acclaimed Australian composer, Christopher Bowen, to set to music. Christopher Bowen invites the listener into a world of witty satire and political provocation.

This performance marks Christopher Bowen’s 25th anniversary as Music Director of the Choir.

WHEN:  3:00pm, Sunday, 21 May 2017

WHERE:  The Great Hall, Sydney University

Music Director: Christopher Bowen OAM


Elke Hook (Soprano)
Barbara Jin (Alto)
Andrew Goodwin (Tenor)
Simon Lobelson (Bass)

Organist: Peter Kneeshaw


Démocratie - Christopher Bowen
Requiem - Camille Saint-Saëns
Psalm 150 - César Franck
Pavane - GabrielFauré


$50 Adults
$45 Full Pensioners (Not seniors cards)
$25 Full time students and children under 16 years.

TICKETS: Seymour Centre Box Office – ph 02 9351 7950 or

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