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Fine choral opener

Review: West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, “Fauré’s Requiem” ⋅ St Mary’s Cathedral, April 11 ⋅ Review by Leon Levy ⋅ Has there ever been so fruitful a period of choral performance in Perth as that now under way?  Six months of eclectic and stimulating repertoire has included the visiting Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, the Choralfest currently underway… Continue reading Fine choral opener

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Choral cross-section

Review: Australian National Choral Association, Choralfest “Gala Concert” ⋅ Fremantle Town Hall, April 13 ⋅ Review by Leon Levy ⋅ The Australian National Choral Association’s Choralfest must have been heaven for lovers of choral music. Four days in Fremantle filled with talks, masterclasses workshops, concerts and pop-up events can’t but have been an inspiring, illuminating – and probably exhausting… Continue reading Choral cross-section

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Our singing city

Perth’s choral music renaissance is about to get a boost. Seesaw editor Rosalind Appleby talks to Luke Donohoe as Fremantle gets ready to host a four day festival of choral music. For several years Perth has been experiencing a renaissance in choral music, with new, agile ensembles like Voyces, Baden Street Singers and ensembles from… Continue reading Our singing city