Kathaumixw concert - Christ Community Church, 2221 Bowen Road on Monday July 9th 2018 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: Age 12 and over $12, under 12 free, available at the door
Ad Una Corda (Slovakia)
conductor: Mari án Šipoš
A singing society in Pezinok was established in November 1867. They have had successful concerts since 1910. The Chorale performed at civic celebrations as well as in masses and services in Catholic and Protestant Churches. Franciscan Father Odorik Follrich began forming Pezinok's Church Choir in 1914.Under the leadership of a great artist Eugen Suchoò the choir was transformed into a mixed choir.In the 50s, the activities of the choir were limited due to a communist anti-religion repression. In these difficult conditions the choir practiced in private houses under the guidance of Jarolim Šipoš. The choir did not cease to exist in the period of communist dictatorship, but it could not develop completely. Marian Šipoš is the last conductor and he replaced his father.
1914 - 1987
Today the Pezinok's church choir AD UNA CORDA performs mainly classical and modern church music. There are choral modifications of Slovak national folk songs in its repertoire, too. The choir took part in various competitions, festivals and concerts. The greatest achievements of the choir are awards at various international competitions - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina in Rome, Italy (1994 - special prize), Celebrations of music in Olomouc, Czech Republic (1998 - 1st place) Quentin, France (2000 - 3rd place) and Malta choir competition in Valletta, Malta (2002 - 1st place).
The choir took part in a number of music festivals in Italy, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. In 1999 he successfully performed a concert tour in the USA. It cooperated with the orchestra of folk instruments "Radio Bratislava" in 1998-1999. Besides concerts the choir performs vocal-instrumental compositions at important masses. It performed for the first time a mass by a young Slovak composer Mirko Krajèi in July 1998 in Bratislava. In October 2001, she presented with the Orchestra of the State Conservatoire the opening of Missa Brevis in B, Mass by JL Bella in the Slovak Philharmonic. Every second year the choir AD UNA CORDA organizes an international festival of church choirs in Pezinok.
Echology : The University of Newcastle Chamber Choir (Australia)
Echology is the University of Newcastle's multi-award winning chamber choir. It was established in 1995 under the direction of Dr Philip Matthias. The University's chamber choir, including UoN staff and students, along with members of the wider community, brings together individuals who share a love of singing and performing a challenging and varied repertoire, ranging from Renaissance to more contemporary music.
With numerous wins in national and international competitions, performances in many of the world's great cities and venues, and the release of 8 CDs, Echology welcomes new members throughout each year.
Newcastle is a port city 117 km north of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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