Arts / Celebrating fifty years of Canberra’s children’s choir

IT’s 50 years since Judith Clingan founded the Canberra Children’s Choir and very appropriately, she’s been invited back to lead the celebrations tomorrow (September...

Review / Mature performance from Youth Orchestra

music / ‘Idyll’, conducted by Leonard Weiss for Canberra Youth Orchestra, October 23 only. Reviewed by Helen Musa

Kate takes flight at UC

SINGER-SONGWRITER Kate Miller-Heidke’s “Nightflight” tour brings her to the University of Canberra tonight to perform tracks from her new album.  “Nightflight” is made up of...

EP signals poignant message about ANU jazz

JENNA Cave and Sally Greenaway have sent a message for "CityNews" readers as they promote their new “Take it in Colour” EP, and it’s...

Creative jamming at Belco skatepark

MC and freestyle rapper Fenella Edwards, street artist Byrd (Dan Maginnity) and MC-DJs, Melba Beatz are just part of “Hip Hop jam @ Belco...

Arts / Bringing jazz to the silent screen

The Street Theatre’s daring 10-day initiative, Capital Jazz Project, is back and arts editor HELEN MUSA meets a sax player with a passion for silent movies

Review: Enchanted evening of song

music “South Pacific” By Rodgers and Hammerstein, directed by Bartlett Sher, conducted by Andrew Greene, for Opera Australia At Sydney Opera House until September 9, then at the Princess’s Theatre, Melbourne until November 4. Reviewed by Helen Musa

Review / ‘Spellbinding’ Griffyns do it again

music / "The Utopia Experiment", Griffyn Ensemble. At National Portrait Gallery. Review by Clinton White

Pointers coming to Canberra

GRAMMY Award winning group The Pointer Sisters, best known for their chart topping hits including “I’m So Excited” and “Slow Hand”, are coming to...

Review / Clingan’s magical piece of theatre

“The Little Prince”, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 7pm, December 20; 2pm, December 21-22. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA

Rumsey bedazzles in world-premiere performance

"A world premiere of a new piano concerto is something to be celebrated, especially an Australian one," writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

‘Aida’ – spectacle with passionate intensity

Opera “AIDA - Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour”, conducted by Brian Castles-Onion, directed by Gale Edwards, for Opera Australia at Mrs Macquarie’s Point, Sydney, until April 26. Bookings to Reviewed by Helen Musa

Tinderbox Spark playing at Smiths

SMITH’S Alternative Bookshop has the Tinderbox Spark duo from Brisbane performing their first interstate show on January 15, who promise songs and banter. Vocalist...

Music Festival verdict: Open the doors to everyone

Reviewer JUDITH CRISPIN has the final word on the just-finished Canberra International Music Festival

Music explores link to Murray-Darling Basin

BUNGENDORE musicians John Shortis and Moya Simpson —‘Shortis and Simpson’— have been working for several months with members of the Canberra choral community on...

Arts / Fred writes from the home front

"I'M a long way from anywhere," singer-songwriter Fred Smith tells me by phone from Esperance, in WA, on tour with his hit show "Dust...

Review: ‘Seussical’ the mighty musical

children’s theatre “Seussical the Musical” Music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, directed by Wayne Shepherd At Belconnen Theatre until January 25. Reviewed by Helen Musa

Review / The choir never failed: well-practised, well-presented and on song.

Music / Verdi’s Requiem. The Llewellyn Choir and the Llewellyn Sinfonia. At Llewellyn Concert Hall,  Saturday, May 20. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY

New arts voice for Canberra

HOT upon calls by the former ACT Chief (and Arts) Minister Jon Stanhope for some serious advocacy in the ACT arts, news has arrived...

CSO to perform Sibelius – ‘God, how beautiful’

THE Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s chief conductor and artistic director, Nicholas Milton, is gearing up for a spectacular opening to the 2015 season. Performing this Wednesday...




Arts in the City / The humour of humanity

Who’s doing what where in Canberra arts this week. Arts editor HELEN MUSA has it here.


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