March 14, 2019

Sydney about to start

St Paul’s

July’s 2019 RSCM combined Australia/NZ Winter Choir School “SYDNEY inSPIRES” is getting closer and now is the time to register your intentions about participation (for early booking advantages).

Click on the link (or the Download button) below to register after reading the amazing programme. Meantime note that on Saturday 6 July the programme is: 11.00am registration/check-in opens: 12.30pm Lunch, 1.30pm an Introduction to the week-long school programme and a quick rehearsal to prepare for the 2.30pm Opening Service at St Stephen’s Anglican Church (187 Church Street, Newtown; it’s 2km from St Paul’s so allow time for travel between locations – ensure you go to this address: there is a St Stephen’s Uniting Church at 197 Macquarie St Sydney).

Sydney Town Hall

The festival will feature the largest number of internationally famous church musicians at an Australian church music event including David Hill, Stephen Cleobury, Noël Tredinnick, Thomas Ospital, and Anne Marsden Thomas. The week will culminate with two major headline events, both in the iconic Sydney Town Hall: performances of J.S.Bach’s St Matthew Passion, and “Prom Praise”, which Noël Tredinnick has been staging for many years. Contemporary musicians will be catered for with the involvement of the “City Alight” band who will be leading the contemporary music strand of the conference as well as performing in “Prom Praise”.

Click on the link below or the download button to read Sydney inSpires draft Work in Progress (WIP) daily programme. NB: this version is dated 19 Mar 2019 Australia and NZ times.

You may like to visit the Australia website (click the RSCM Australia link below): then explore by clicking summer school to reach the list of past ones, then look at the lower right corner for the 6 July entry on the calendar referring to the replacing winter school “Sydney inSpires.” The calendar can also be reached on the Home Page of the Australia website (the 6 July entry is lower left).

Sydney Harbour Bridge