Sollis takes up directorship with Musica Viva

CANBERRA composer, artistic director of the Griffyn Ensemble and musician, Michael Sollis, has just been announced by Musica Viva as Artistic Director of Education...

Review: Refinement in lesser-known choral works

Cherubini’s “Requiem in C Minor” and (Luigi Cherubini) and Verdi’s “Four Sacred Pieces”, presented by The Llewellyn Choir, conducted by Rowan Harvey-Martin. At St Paul's Church, Manuka, April 20.

Troubadour Champagne launches new album

  SELF-STYLED “troubadour,” the 23-year-old singer, songwriter and guitar virtuoso Daniel Champagne, is  launching  his new album “The Gypsy Moon (Volume 1)” at the Front...

Review / A refined and sensitive concert

music / “Polifemy" and "Walking the Dog". Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Saturday, May 27. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA

Saving our Artsound

IT'S a busy season at ArtSound FM in the Manuka Arts Centre, as "CityNews" found when we dropped in on Friday, November 4. ArtSound FM...

Review / And then the composer turned up…

Music / "Why Do They Shut Me Out of Heaven?", Art Song Canberra, Susan Ellis, soprano; Dianna Nixon, piano/voice At Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, November 26. Reviewed by LEN POWER

Dead-set fun at NPG with Shortis and Simpson

IF there’s something that comedy cabaret duo Shortis and Simpson really appreciate, it’s a good pun and their new show “Songs to Die For”...

Review / Joy and emotion in Page recital

“Dance, Sing, Love, Live!” Louise Page, Soprano; Phillipa Candy, Piano; Caitlin McAnulty, Oboe; Rachel Best-Allen, Clarinet; for ArtSong Canberra, at Wesley Music Centre, November 22 only. Reviewed by Len Power.

Review / Choir enjoyably masters two different masses

Music / "Mass in Blue" and "Misa Criolla", Llewellyn Choir, conducted by Rowan Harvey-Martin. At Hughes Baptist Church, September 2. Reviewed by LEN POWER

Fine singing from opera’s rising stars

By Clinton White WHEN interest in opera is enjoying a global resurgence, it is surprising the National Aria, this year called the Centenary Aria, attracted...

David Bridie launch at The Street

  CELBRATED Aussie muso David Bridie is launching his new album, “WAKE,” live in  a national tour with new band The Pills and they’ll be...

Poetry for the ‘true romantic’

“Temperament, twenty-four love poems, one in each key” by Timoshenko Aslanides, 29pp, published by Hybrid. To purchase, copies are available in the ANU Coop Bookshop and the NLA bookshop Reviewed by Judith Crispin

Blonde moment, the musical

THERE’S no shortage of jokes about blondes and acting with animals when “CityNews” meets the stars, producer and director of Free Rain theatre’s upcoming...

Overflow for music protest concert

IN AN extraordinary show of strength, the ANU School of Music staff and students last night came out fighting with what they knew best...

Rumsey’s dark keys

Arts in the city • “THE Dark Side of the Keys” is a great title for the recital of pianist Andrew Rumsey at the Wesley...

Arts / Boys in the band plan a big night

IT'S been a bumper year for Canberra conductor, percussionist and “CityNews” music critic Ian McLean, with “Mary Poppins” and “Jesus Christ Superstar” behind him....

Review: Moving lamentations in music

music Sounds on Site 1: Lamentations for a Soldier, Canberra International Music Festival, at the Turkish Embassy, May 4. Reviewed by Bill Stephens

Greco and Muffat Collective bring back Restoration England in song

SYDNEY'S newest period instrument ensemble, the Muffat Collective, will be at Wesley this evening performing on period instruments with baritone David Greco. From the...

South Australian singer-songwriter at The Front

SOUTH Australian singer-songwriter Kelly Menhennett is on tour with her new 12-song album “Small Dreams’, and can be seen at The Front in Lyneham...

Arts / The many roles of Tobias Cole

TOBIAS Cole seems like a man with a mission – two missions, in fact. Fresh from playing the title role in State Opera SA’s August...

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