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Sing with the Orchestra 2018

Please note: there are still places available for the 10am Sing with the Orchestra Workshop on Saturday 11 August and you can book and pay online.  However, there are no longer tickets available to the 4pm Sing with the Orchestra performance. Please contact Queensland Symphony Orchestra Box Office on 07 3833 5044 if you wish to check if any tickets may have become available for the performance.

Participant
$40*
Audience
$20*
* A $3.95 transaction fee applies

Sing with the Orchestra is a program for anyone who loves to sing in a choir and wants to experience the power of a full symphony orchestra.

In a single day immersive experience, participants will rehearse in Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s South Bank Studio with renowned conductor Graham Abbott before being joined by the full orchestra to sing through a selection of popular chorus favourites, including Handel’s Zadok the Priest, Berlioz’ Childhood of Christ and Verdi’s Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves.

Participants in Sing with the Orchestra will:

  • Experience the power of singing in a great acoustic supported by a full sized professional orchestra;
  • Work with renowned choral conductor Graham Abbott;
  • Sing favourite choral classics in a fun low pressure environment;
  • Engage in a day of music making with other like-minded community choristers.

ELIGIBILITY
This opportunity is for adults (18 years and older) who love to sing regardless of ability or experience. Access to rehearsal tracks will be provided to help prepare, but this is not compulsory.

SCHEDULE 
Saturday 11 August
10am to 12.30pm: Choir rehearsal with piano
12.30pm to 2pm: Lunch
2pm to 3.30pm: Rehearse choir and orchestra
4pm to 4.45pm: Performance/Sing-through

HOW TO BOOK
To take part you simply need to book a ticket through the Queensland Symphony Orchestra website. When booking your ticket you will be asked to enter your voice type.

REPERTOIRE
Handel Coronation Anthem: Zadok the Priest   
Haydn The Creation: The Heavens are Telling (Final chorus of Part I)  
Berlioz The Childhood of Christ: Shepherds’ Farewell (Part II)  
Mendelssohn Elijah: Thanks be to God (Final chorus of Part I)
Puccini Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus  
Verdi Macbeth: Patria oppressa    
Verdi Nabucco: Va pensiero (Chorus of Hebrew Slaves) 
Verdi Il trvatore: Vedi! Le fosche (Anvil Chorus)

VOICE TYPES
Female high voice - soprano
Female low voice - alto
Male high voice -  tenor
Male low voice - bass

If you are unsure of your voice type please tick the unsure box and we will place you in the correct group on the day.

Sheet music will be provided on the day. 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD VOCAL SCORE BOOK 1

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD VOCAL SCORE BOOK 2

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE LISTENING TRACKS GUIDE

 

QUESTIONS?
Contact Queensland Symphony Orchestra's Community Engagement Manager, Judy Wood - judy.wood@qso.com.au or (07) 3833 5055

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Biographies

Conductor

Graham Abbott

Graham Abbott has conducted orchestral, choral and operatic music of almost every conceivable period and style. He is particularly respected as a conductor of the music of Handel, having conducted Messiah more than 70 times...
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Sing with the Orchestra is proudly presented by Brisbane Airport Corporation.