A Word From The President…

I’d like to congratulate everyone involved in our Vivaldi and Mozart concert this past weekend! From choristers to committee, musicians to Musical Director, the University of Sydney Union to the welcoming Elders of Hunter Baillie Presbyterian Church, everyone put in loads of effort and our concert was a great success. Once again, I am incredibly proud of SUMS.

Special thanks go to our fabulous chamber orchestra, as led by the amazing Fiona Ziegler. With such beautiful strings and woodwind and brass and organ, and such skilled musicians behind them supporting and balancing the choir, it’s no wonder that our combined sound was so impressive!

Further thanks go to our incredible soloists: Joanna Cole, Sally-Anne Russell, Richard Butler, and Daniel Nicholson. It was an honour to work with all of you, and you each brought a very special element to our concert. Hopefully SUMS will have the honour of working with each of you again in the future.

And of course, final thanks go to every one who attended our concert. We couldn’t keep performing without the continued support and patronage of a happy audience. We hope that you enjoyed the concert as much as we did, and are very grateful for the kind words of appreciation some of you have already shared with us.

I’m also very proud to announce that SUMS is now starting rehearsals for our next concert, Carolfest 2013, our 55th Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols. This year will feature some stunningly beautiful carols, as well as the return of Sydney University Organist Amy Johansen, also known for her position as Honorary Carillonist at the University. If you’ve ever been a member of SUMS, you will know just how momentous an event this is, and how excited we are to have Amy Johansen on board for this concert. If you’re as excited as we are about this, now might be an ideal time to consider joining us for another concert. We’d love to see you at rehearsals (details can be found here!) or in the audience at the Great Hall come concert day (December 7th; more concert details coming soon!).

Once again, thank you all for your interest and involvement in SUMS. You all give me such pride.

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