Arts / A taste of ‘SoundOut’


School of Music mezzo wins aria contest

IN a week not notable for good news on the Canberra music front, "CityNews" has learnt of a big win for a voice student...

Verse novel reflects on Emily Remler’s life

CANBERRA poet Geoff Page combines his twin loves, jazz and poetry, in a new book, “Elegy for Emily: A Verse Biography of Emily Remler...

Paul Kildea will head Musica Viva

Musica Viva Australia has today (June 3) announced that incoming artistic director Paul Kildea will assume artistic leadership of the organisation in mid-2019 following the 20-year tenure of Carl Vine, which concludes at the end of this year.

Arts / New choir plans to empower girls through music

CANBERRA’S burgeoning choral community is about to welcome a new kid on to the block  – well, kids, actually – in the form of...

Star pianist to honour Sitsky in recital

IF you attended the recent International Music Festival, you’d be aware of Adam Cook, employed as a veritable work-horse to perform rare music related...

Unstoppable voices unite for a unique show

Canberra has a lively new vocal group, the Australian Voice Collective, and they’re launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for their first concert, writes HELEN MUSA.

Review / An uplifting concert of Luminescence

Music / "Americans in Paris", Luminescence Chamber Singers. At the Drill Hall Gallery, Sunday, February 25. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY

More winter than summer, but Sinfonia ‘Seasons’ offer promise

"While not anywhere near perfection, this was certainly not a disagreeable performance. A few of the players needed, perhaps, to be listening more closely to what the rest were doing," writes Canberra Sinfonia reviewer GRAHAM McDONALD.

Review / Lucy let down by unprepared youth orchestra

Music / Canberra Youth Orchestra and Lucy Sugerman. At Llewellyn Hall, September 29. Reviewed by JUDITH CRISPIN

Orchestra’s finish held the audience spellbound

When it did end Milton held the audience transfixed in silence for at least a spellbinding 20 seconds, writes reviewer IAN McLEAN after he saw the Canberra Symphony Orchestra play in its ActewAGL Llewelyn Series.

Solid rock from singer Shane

Casino Canberra is taking a punt on live music with a series of singer-songwriter shows. FREYLA FERGUSON reports... AFTER all these years, Goanna’s Shane Howard...

Arts / Killer Queenie, the gorgeous dominatrix

WHEN Queenie van de Zandt hits the spotlight at the AIS Arena next week in the Queen musical “We Will Rock You", she’ll be...

Arabic revolution and romance

• FEATURING revolution, romance and stark reality, the Arab Film Festival is in Canberra until July 21 at the Arc Cinema. Settings...

Arts / Gore wins a Helpmann

FORMER Canberra Opera star Lorina Gore won the Helpmann Award for best female performer in a supporting role, at last night’s (July 24) gala...

Tears and laughter for domesticated Fred Smith

Reviewer ROB KENNEDY felt the love in the room when Fred Smith introduced his new album "Domestic".

Review / Exploring sonatas for oboe and violin

Music / "A Concert of Trio Sonatas". Limestone Consort. At St Paul's Church, Manuka. March 3. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY.

Big sound knocks audience back in their seats.

When a large orchestra is combined with a full choir, it can be overwhelming, especially in the beginning section of the “Sea Symphony” by Vaughan Williams, writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

Album inspired by Sukumaran’s ‘final hours’

The arts centre had invited Featherstone, along with other artists, to spend a day sitting in “Another Day in Paradise” in an event called “The Final Hours”. Later he conceived the idea of a song sequence, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Young choir doesn’t miss a beat

Reviewer LEN POWER praises Luminescence Choir for its high standards and singing abilities.





At the Servcorp Canberra Coworking launch

Social photographer SENTHAN THANI headed to the Servcorp Canberra Coworking launch in Barton last night (February 20) and took photos of those there celebrating the launch. 


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