Our talented accompanist
Dewi Hsuan-Yu Liu joined the Sydney Male Choir as accompanist in September 2013. She holds a Master of Music Studies degree from Sydney Conservatorium in Piano Accompaniment.
Our conductor, Keiren Brandt-Sawdy has launched his own opera company for young artists. Called The Apollo Opera Collective, the company aims to provide a much needed platform for young singers, instrumentalists, directors and theatre technicians to develop the expertise necessary to launch their careers. The company is entirely driven by the artists themselves who work collaboratively on all aspects of staging the opera.
In partnership with The Sydney Baroque Music Festival, AOC is presenting Geroge Frideric Handel’s masterpiece Ariodante directed by Anthea Hewett and conducted by Keiren.
Ginevra, Princess of Scotland, is pledged to be married to Ariodante. However, Polinesso also seeks her love. After Ginevra rejects his advances he cruelly tricks Ariodante and Ginevra's father into believing that she has been unfaithful. Grief-stricken, Ariodante throws himself into the sea as Ginevra is denounced by the King, who declares that unless she can find a champion to defend her honour she will be condemned.
Two performances only!
Dates & Times: Friday, February 9 at 7.30pm and
Saturday, February 10 at 8.00pm
Venue: Mary Immaculate Church, 45A Victoria Street, Waverley
Tickets: $40 available from https://www.trybooking.com/TLJN
Contact: Keiren on 0408 476 507 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Keiren joined the Sydney Male Choir as Musical Director in 2017. Prior to this he studied piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. While he was an undergraduate, he appeared as the musical director of the Sydney University Dramatic Society’s production of The Threepenny Opera.
Australian tenor and composer David Hobson is one of Australia’s best-known operatic, concert and stage performers, with a repertoire that spans the gamut of musical styles from Baroque through to Pop.
The Sydney Male Choir was recently invited by Channel 7 to perform live on the Morning Show. They gave a warm rendition of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. Watch the video of the performance below