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					Spring 2008                                                Noosa Chorale Newsletter                    Volume 1, Issue 4




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                              Fabulous Faure Spring Concerts
Swoon to                  Fabu-        heights and sublime beauty     Cello pieces:- Elegie, Si-     Concert Painting by Rose Barry
lous Faure with Noosa Chorale          with Fabulous Faure.           cilenne, Papillon, played by
on 11 and 12 October. The                                                                              Inside this issue:
Chorale will be singing some of        Noosa Chorale expresses its
                                       thanks to Bendigo Bank for     Louise King
the most popular and uplifting                                                                         Inside this issue:

works by Gabriel Faure.                sponsoring this concert.
                                                                      Pavane:- Soloists & Choir        Soloists,              2
The first concert will be pre-         Tickets to both concerts are   (organ/orchestra)                Caroline Chown and
sented at St Mark’s Buderim at         $28, concessions $25, stu-                                      Soloists,Johnson
                                                                                                       Samuel                 2
7pm on 11 October where the            dent $15 and can be pur-       Requiem, Soloists & Choir        Caroline Chown and
choir will be accompanied on           chased at Book City Book-                                       Cellist,               2
                                       shop, Noosa Civic, Mary
                                                                      with organ or orchestra
their impressive organ by Robert                                                                       Louise King
                                       Ryan Bookshop, Hastings St,                                     Cellist,               2
Boughen OBE.                                                          Conductor: Adrian King           Louise King
                                       River Read, Thomas St,                                          Organist               2
St Mark’s Buderim is a beauti-         Books of Buderim, Buderim      Noosa Chorale with Robert        Robert Boughen
                                                                                                       Artist                 2
fully intimate church and will be      and The J, Noosa Junction                                       Rose Barry
a perfect setting for the serene,      or phone 5449 9360. Credit     Boughen on Organ on Sat 11
                                                                                                       Artist                 2
elevating and sublime music of         card and online bookings at                                     Rose Barry
                                                                                                       Organist               2
Faure.                                 The J www.thej.com.au or
                                                                      Noosa Chorale with Noosa
                                                                                                       Robert Boughen
                                       phone 5455 4455.               Sinfonia on Sun 12 Oct           Carmina Burana         3
At the Sunday concert at the
                                                                                                       Carmina Burana
                                                                                                       Review                 3
Bicentennial Hall on 12 October                                       Soloists                         Review
at 4pm, Noosa Sinfonia will join
Noosa Chorale for an orchestral                                       Soprano - Caroline Chown         A Conductor’s Lot      3
version of this concert.                                                                               A Conductors Lot     3
                                                                      Baritone - Sam Johnson           Christmas Cheer 2008 4
Faure's Requiem is one of the
most beloved of all the major                                         Cellist – Louise King            The Choir Master’s
                                                                                                       Inside Story           4
                                                                                                                              6
choral-orchestral works, due to
                                                                                                       Quiz
its simple, yet sublime, melodies.                                    Organist – Robert Boughen
Its lush, rich harmonies are           Progam
woven with melodies of great
                                       Cantique de Jean Racine,
                                                                      Notable Works
warmth and beauty. The
Pavane is very familiar for its        Choir (organ /orchestra)       Fauré was a prolific composer,
unforgettable melody, which                                           and among the most note-
flows delicately and gracefully,       Songs:- En Priere,             worthy of his works are his
                                       Automne, Apres Un Reve         Requiem, the opera Pénélope, Gabriel Faure,
Noosa Chorale brought you the                                         the orchestral suite Masques
excitement of Carmina Burana.                                         et Bergamasques (based on       1845 —1924
Now let it float you to ethereal
                                       sung by Caroline Chown
                                                                      music for a dramatic entertain-
                                                                      ment, or diver-tissement comi- French composer, organist, pian-
                                                                      que), and music for Pelléas et ist, and teacher
                                                                      Méli-sande. He also wrote
 UPCOMING EVENTS,                    Beach, 5449 4455               chamber music; his two piano
                                                                      quartets are par-ticularly well
 Baroque by Candlelight,             Christmas Cheer 20/21 De-      known. Other chamber music
                                       cember 5474 0334               includes two piano quin-tets,
  6/7 Sept, 7:30pm/5:00pm                                             two cello sonatas, two violin
  Independent Theatre Eu-                                             sonatas, and a number of
  mundi, 5472 8200                                                    piano pieces including the
                                                                      Nocturnes. He is also known
 Samson, Sat 4th Oct,                                                for his songs, such as Après
  7:00pm, Sunshine Coast                                              un rêve, Les roses d'Ispahan
                                                                      En prière, and several song
  Choral Sociiety, 54459584,                                          cycles, including La Bonne
  54441228 or on line                                                 Chanson with settings of po-
                                                                      ems by Verlaine, and L'hori-
 Fabulous Faure, 10/11                                               zon chimérique.
  October, Buderim/Sunrise
Page 2              Caroline Chown – Soprano                               Louise King — Cellist                                         Tune in 4

                        Caroline Chown holds a Bachelor                    Louise King migrated to Aus-
                        of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Grad.                  tralia in 2003. She has an
                        Dip. Music (Guildhall School of                    appetite for adventurous mu-
                        Music) and a Master of Mu-                         sic making and has shared the
                        sic. Caroline has performed roles                  stage with Pavarotti, Nigel
                        with Opera Australia and Opera                     Kennedy, Steven Isserlis,
                        Queensland and has performed as                    Melvyn Tan, Genevieve
                        soloist with the Melbourne, Tasma-                 Lacey, Katie Noonan, David
                        nian, Queensland and West Austra-                  Jones, Yo Yo Ma and Pascal
                        lian Symphony Orchestras. In 1998                  Roge.
                        Caroline was the winner of the
                                                                           Her music-making is daring,
                        Symphony Australia Young Per-
                                                                           vibrant and diverse. Louise
formers Award Vocal Final. Caroline is currently teaching
                                                                           performs on both modern and baroque cello and since moving
singing at Matthew Flinders Anglican College and St An-
                                                                           to Queensland, has worked with the Australian Chamber Or-
drew's Anglican College on the Sunshine Coast.
                                                                           chestra, Southern Cross Soloists, Topology, The Queensland
                                                                           Orchestra, Sirius Ensemble—Sydney, Sista Music, Carisma and
                                                                           Deep Blue Orchestra. She has premiered many new Australian
 Our Faure Soloists and Artist who                                         works for solo cello and enjoys collaborating on multi-art pro-
                                                                           jects and improvisation. She teaches cello at QUT, Creative
   painted the concert picture                                             Industries and privately.Louise is an award- winning graduate
                                                                           of the Royal Colleges of Music in Manchester and London

Rose Barry – Artist                                                                       painted mainly in oils and acrylics.

 Born in Melbourne, Rose began painting in                                                Rose had her first solo exhibition in Alice Springs in
South Africa where she was surrounded by                                                  1999. She was a featured artist in Australian Artist and
magnificent coastal scenery. Rose returned to                                             in November 2002 won a major award in the Alice
Australia in 1981 with her husband and 4 chil-                                            Prize. Now settled in Tewantin Rose belongs to the
dren and spent the next 23 years in NT. In                                                Noosa Life Art circle and the Oils and Acrylics Group
Alice Springs she was inspired by the vibrant                                             at Wallace House and takes part in art workshops and
                                                                                          exhibitions.
colours and grandeur of the red centre and



Robert Boughen—Organist OBE, DMus                John’s Cathedral, he still holds the posts    ―distinguished service to Church Music‖ in Austra-
(Lambeth) MMus Hon DMus (Q’ld)                   of Brisbane City Organist and Custodian       lia. [The Australian born Sir William McKie was
FRCO FTCL LRSM LMus AMusA                        of the Klais organ in the Performing Arts     similarly honoured but for his work at Westminster
FRSCM                                            Centre in Brisbane.                           Abbey.] He is a Churchill Fellow.

Robert Boughen is recognised internation-        In addition to his work as consultant, he     He was awarded an OBE in 1987 for his
ally as one of the most brilliant and versa-     has performed in public the complete          ―distinguished contribution to the development of
tile musicians in Australia, appearing on        organ solo works of J.S.Bach (twice),         music in Australia.‖ In 1990, he gave the inaugural
disc and in hundreds of ABC broadcasts           Brahms, Buxtehude, Franck, Howells,           performances with the Beijing Philharmonic Or-
and telecasts as orchestral and choral con-      Liszt, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Messi-         chestra and as soloist on the first pipe organ ever
ductor, arranger, composer, pianist and          aen. He has also presented well over nine     installed in a Concert Hall in China.
organist in a wide spectrum of musical           hundred lunch time concerts at the Bris-
styles ranging from jazz to the most pro-        bane City Hall, and throughout the nation,
found classics.                                  scores of full length recitals, many of
                                                 these featuring works by Australian com-      Samuel Johnson –Baritone—is cur-
He also has acted as a consultant and is         posers.
responsible for the tonal design of the re-                                                    rently studying a Bachelor of Music de-
built organ at St. John’s Cathedral, and the                                                   gree at the Queensland Conservatorium
then new instruments at the Conservato-          At one time a fighter pilot in the RAAF
                                                 Reserve, he retained his aviation skill and
                                                                                               of music. Since he began his degree
rium, the University of Queensland, ACGS                                                       he has starred in a number of Operatic
East Brisbane, The Performing Arts Centre        has pioneered a series of flying visits to
and St. Stephen’s Cathedral.                     give instruction to church organists in a     productions. Samuel has just finished
                                                 number of country centres.                    playing the role of Peter Quince in the
                             For many                                                          Conservato-
                             years a Senior      As organ pupil of the legendary George
                                                 Sampson and Archie Day, he has a par-         rium's ma-
                             Lecturer at the                                                   jor production
                             University of       ticular interest in Australian music, one
                             Queensland,         fruit of which is the compilation of a com-   of Britten's 'A
                             University          bined catalogue-discography of Austra-        Midsummer
                                                 lian composers and organists.
                             Organist and                                                      Nights dream'.
                             Director of
                             Music at St.        He is the first Australian elected a Fellow
                                                 of The Royal School of Church Music for
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                                Carmina, what a great “gas” it was                                                                       Tune in 4


                                                 everywhere in the hall. At other times his
 A MUSICAL TRIUMPH!                                                                                    toes and caught up in the energy of the per-
                                                 powerful voice was excitingly dramatic.               formance.
It was standing room only at the Bicenten-
                                                 Ron Morris, counter-tenor, who stood at the           Excerpts from Porgie and Bess were ex-
nial Hall in Noosa on Sunday afternoon 18
                                                 side of stage, was rather overpowered by the          pertly sung by Hans-Georg Wimmer (I got
May, for the second performance of the
                                                 brass in his ―Olim sum abbas‖, one of my              Plenty O Nuttin’) and Louise Kennedy
Noosa Chorale’s performance of Carl Orff’s
                                                 favorite solos. I am told that the acoustics of       (Summertime). Their duet, ―Bess, You Is
―profane‖ cantata ―Carmina Burana‖, com-
                                                 this hall make it very difficult to achieve a         My Woman Now‖ was disappointing. The
posed in 1937.
                                                 good balance between choir and orchestra,             poignancy and tenderness of Porgie ex-
English conductor, Adrian King, now resi-        so even more difficult for soloists.                  pressing his love for Bess was completely
dent on the Sunshine Coast, has taken cho-                                                             missing as Hans-Georg sang a solo and
                                                 After a rather prolonged absence it was
ral singing to new dimensions here since his                                                           ―Bess just happened to be there‖, despite
                                                 good to hear soprano Louise Kennedy
arrival a couple of years ago. This resulted                                                           her efforts to engage him. Their singing
                                                 again. She was heard to her best advantage
in a stunning and compelling performance                                                               was excellent but an opportunity missed.
                                                 in her solo Stetit puella‖ with little accom-
from start to finish and a standing ovation
                                                 paniment. She still reaches those marvelous           The 40-piece orchestra performed well
which lasted several minutes.
                                                 top notes effortlessly and exquisitely.               throughout the afternoon, barring a few
The music is mostly fast and loud, vigorous                                                            jarring notes here and there and on occasion
                                                 A small choir of young children from Eu-
and energetic, making this one of the most                                                             being too loud. Performances like these
                                                 mundi Primary and Noosa District High
popular choral works of the 20th century. It                                                           deserve bigger and better halls with raised
                                                 schools added to all the excitement. It was a
has been used for advertising beer, featured                                                           seating and good acoustics. I suppose they
                                                 joy to hear them singing their part from
in movies and TV commercials where its                                                                 will eventuate one day when the new coun-
                                                 memory and being part of a wonderful mu-
exciting rhythmic drive and passion makes                                                              cil gets its act together.
                                                 sical experience.
an instant impact. Rather unfortunately, the
Latin libretto gave little clue about what       The concert began with a performance by               I look forward to hearing the Sunshine
was being sung.                                  veteran pianist, Max Olding, bright-eyed              Coast Chorale on 15th June at Lake Kawana
                                                 and bushy-tailed as ever, playing                     Community Centre when Adrian King will
German baritone, Hans-Georg Wimmer, has                                                                conduct them in a wonderful program of
                                                 Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the or-
a huge vocal range and a beautiful voice                                                               works by Rutter.
                                                 chestra. It is an exciting work, spirited and
well suited to his role. When singing little
                                                 jazzy. The rhythmic vitality was sustained            Marguerite Webber
more than a whisper, he could be heard
                                                 throughout – I found myself tapping my




 Chorale, Orchestra and Pianists, Carmina Burana Concert.           Photo by Yanni Van Zijl, www.yanniphotography.com ph 54745115

                                               the right tempi, that the orchestra sup-            And he must, at every moment, be in charge
A CONDUCTOR’S LOT                                                                                  of everything: chorus, singers, orchestra,
                                               ports them, that the entrances are on
                                               time, that neither is allowed to get away           keeping them in balance perfectly. If he
Now that the Chorale’s choir master,                                                               doesn't do this, then the whole thing falls
                                               from the other. And he must also see
Adrian, is back in harness after his                                                               apart, and all anyone hears is the separate
                                               that the orchestra's playing doesn't get
difficult period in hospital and conva-
                                               too loud, that the crescendi build and              parts, not the whole opera as a unit."
lescence, choir members may like to
                                               are dramatic but, at the same time, don't
reflect on a quotation supplied by Val-
                                               drown out the singers.                              The Ed gratefully accepts all contributions
erie, from Donna Leon's book "Death
                                                                                                   for use in Tune In, thanks Valerie. Adrian
at la Fenice" about the part played by
                                               When a conductor hears this happening,              has provided some input this issue as well
conductors during a performance:-
                                               he can quiet them with a flick of his               with a quiz to check how knowledgeable
                                               hand or a finger to the mouth.                      members are. The Ed failed miserably and
 ―It is the conductor who keeps things
                                                                                                   goes to the bottom of the class but is still
together, sees that the singers maintain
                                                                                                   allowed to quietly hum to himself!
Volume 1, Issue 4                                                                                                                             Page 4

                                               world renowned cellist, will be part of                ize. If you are a small group of friends
    Christmas Cheer                            this string ensemble.                                  or a couple or even a single person, you
                                                                                                      will soon feel at ease with others on
     Concerts 2008                             Adrian also plans to introduce some
                                               light hearted Christmas songs.
                                                                                                      your table who are all ready to have an
                                                                                                      enjoyable time together. There is an
The Christmas Cheer (Wassail) concerts
are back again this Christmas and will         There will be a few minor improvements
be held on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21           this year: softer lighting; better use of
December at 7.30pm. The inaugural              microphones; more savory things to eat,
concerts last year were a great success        and an even quicker table service dur-
with full houses both evenings. Many           ing intervals.
people expressed a wish to come again
this year because they enjoyed them-
selves so much.
It will be the same basic formula as last
year – lots of caroling washed down by
copious quantities of alcoholic and non-
alcoholic punch and fortified by plenti-
ful amounts of Christmas fare (cake,
mince pies and savories).                          Some of the serving wenches
The Bicentennial Hall will again be                that will make that happen!
transformed into a winter wonderland                                                                  atmosphere of relaxed bonhomie about
designed and inspired by the combined          If you want to get into the Christmas                  the whole occasion.
creative geniuses of Helen King and            spirit, there is no better way than to
Ann Milland. Prepare to be surprised           attend one of these Christmas Cheer                    Advanced bookings are open now. To
and thrilled by the results.                   concerts. There is nothing else quite like             book, please contact Yvonne Woodlock
                                               it on the Sunshine Coast. It is a real in-             on 07 5474 0334 or at
Just like last year, the audience will join    novation that adds another dimension
in many of the carols. This time there                                                                jywoodl@tpg.com.au. The ticket price
                                               to Christmas.                                          of $28 includes all the food and drink.
will also be a small string ensemble as
well as piano. The string ensemble will        People are seated at tables ranging                     If you have any queries or would like to
accompany the Chorale in Vaughan               from 8 to 20 people at each table. If                  know more, Yvonne will be pleased to
Williams’ ―Fantasia on Christmas Carols‖.      you are a member of a club, take advan-                hear from you.
Adrian King’s daughter, Louise King, a         tage of this great opportunity to social-




                                                     Quiz on musical F
 1.What is the difference between the key signa-         13.Do you know of an opera beginning with F?
     tures of F major and F minor                        14.Name an instrument which begins with F
 2.What is a Farandole?                                  15.Can you name a piece of music with a title be-
                                                                                                                     cent. Russians composers
 3.What is a Fipple Flute?                                   ginning with F?                                         sorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakof; 19th
 4.What is meant by a Figured Bass?                      16.Who were ―The Five‖?                                     16.Balakiref, Cui, Borodin, Mus-
 5.What is a Full Close                                                                                              15.Fantasia, Fantasy, Fugue
                                                                                                                     14.Flute, French Horn
 6.What type of instrument is a Fife?               6.Old wooden wind instrument
                                                                                                                     13. Fidelio, Faust
                                                    5. Perfect cadence
 7.What is a Fortepiano                             shape of chord                                                   12.Faure, De Falla, Field
 8.Where in a piece might you find a Fermata?       4.Musical shorthand, numbers placed under bass notes, denoting   11.Very loud
 9.What is Form?                                    3. A recorder                                                    10. B E A D G C F
                                                                                                                     9. Design or shape of a piece
 10.Name the Flats in correct order
                                                    2. lively dance from Spain & S.France
                                                    1. F maj 1 flat, F min 4                                         8.At end of a section or piece
 11.What is meant by Fortissimo?                                                                                     instrument
 12.Name a composer whose name begins with F                                                           Answers       7. The original pianoforte keyboard




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