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accompanists hold the keys

Accompanists are the unobtrusive support behind the soloist. They are able to lead as well as to follow and perform music that is as demanding as that of a soloist. Yet, they rarely recieve the same adulation and recogntion. Tom Service of The Guardian writes:
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sing messiah with the leichhardt espresso chorus

  A fabulous opportunity to SING Messiah in March! A Marrickville Messiah Q: Too busy to join a weekly choir but always wanted to sing Messiah? A: Join the Leichhardt Espresso Chorus for a weekend of Messiah Mayhem, Marrickville Town Hall 23rd – 25th March 2012 REGISTER NOW  at and LEARN YOUR PART BEFORE YOU…
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2012 Art Music Awards nominees

It’s awards time again and the 2012 Art Music Award winners will be announced at the Sydney Opera House on Amongst the nominees are some of the leading lights of Australian art music – Brett Dean, Elliot Gyger, Paul Stanhope, Ross Edwards, Peter Sculthorpe and Clare Maclean, as well as comparative newcomers Andrea Keller, Peter Knight…
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Fiona Campbell: “Love + Loss”

  ” A CD that displays my music making abilities and music that is rare” is how mezzo-soprano Fiona Campbell describes her latest project, Love + Loss, a debut solo recording of three cantatas by Alessandro Scarlatti, Joseph Haydn and George Frideric Handel. It’s an achievement of which she is justifiably proud. Her performance earned high praise from…
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New Alden production of “Dream” an abstraction of Britten’s life.

Once in a while in opera, a new production comes along that fits so perfectly with the narrative, history and legend, that you wonder why it took so long for the concept to be realized. Christopher Alden’s new production of Britten’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the ENO, is one such offering. More “Scream” than “Dream”,…