Sydney Male Choir | BREC

Harmonies on Blair

Sydney Male Choir

Run Time 110 mins inc interval
Ticket Prices
Adult $40.00 + BF
Concession $37.50 + BF
Child (16 and under) $20.00 + BF
Group 10+ $33.70 + BF
Sydney Male Choir present Songs in Harmony Cubed
Wednesday
09 March 2022
7:30 pm

Sydney Male Choir, with the Bunbury Men of Song, is looking forward to bringing “Harmonies on Blair”.

With musical director Warwick Tyrrell leading the Choir, audiences will delight in the sheer range and variety of the concert program. The Choir’s emotional and sensitive treatment of songs will stir the passions and excite you in unexpected ways! Goose bump territory for sure!

An iconic part of the Sydney music scene over the ensuing 109 years. The origins of the Sydney Male Choir go back to 1913 where a tragic industrial accident ended the violin career of promising musician, Charlie Miller – so he started a choir!

Having spanned generations of singers over its long history, the music is always fresh and relevant as it engages its audiences in a wonderful embrace of energy, soaring harmonies, – and sheer joy; not surprising for a bunch of guys whose mission is to ‘Bring Joy Through Song’!

For more on the Choir go to: www.sydneymalechoir.com.

 

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“A chorus of singers is like a company of brothers; the heart is opened, and in the stream of song they feel themselves of one heart and of one mind ”
— HERDER

About the Sydney Male Choir

“If Thomas Charles Miller hadn’t lost three fingers in an accident, it is quite conceivable that he would have developed his talent as a violinist rather than form and conduct his own choir – and there would have been no direct connection between him and the group that is known today as the Sydney Male Choir” . Charlie formed and built the Petersham Glee Club from a men’s quartet in 1913, up to a popular and disciplined group of thirty singers. By 1919, Charlie renamed the choir as the “Sydney Male Choir” with a major concert in the City of Sydney.

Charlie Miller retired and passed the baton on to Christian Kellerman by 1929. There have been fourteen Musical Directors in SMC’s history. Lyndon Jones led SMC from 1948 until 1974, and Alan Thrift led the Choir from 1990 until 2010. SMC sang under the direction of Keiren Brandt-Sawdy from 2016-2020. Keiren, who joined the Choir as Musical Director at age 25, successfully improved our presentation, singing and repertoire, and delivered on our motto of “bringing joy through song”. Warwick Tyrrell assumed the role of Musical Director in late 2020 and continues in that wonderful tradition.

The Choir has sung all genres of music. Purcell, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Wagner and Verdi were listed in various concert programs. For many years the Welsh tradition of male choral music won popular appeal with pieces such as ‘Gwahoddiad’, ‘Canon Lan’ and ‘Myfanwy’. Choruses from Opera included ‘Soldiers Chorus’, ‘Pilgrim’s Chorus’ and ‘Sailor’s Chorus’ were always successful inclusions. Spirituals were also well appreciated, as was music from shows.

As each decade passes, the Choir has adapted its musical styles according to the interests of Musical Directors and appeal to its audiences. However, the Sydney Male Choir has maintained a constant commitment and enthusiasm for high quality choral singing, in which Choristers have taken great pride.