Help us raise money for the Verdi Requiem
Few choral works have captured the public imagination in the way that Verdi’s Requiem has. The soaring, lyrical melodies, and the work’s extraordinary dramatic and emotional intensity, contribute to its status as one of the great icons of Western music.
In order to defray the considerable costs of using the wonderful Llewellyn Hall—the only venue in Canberra that can do justice to the work—we are looking for generous people like you to sponsor us.
You could take out a corporate or individual sponsorship, or you could sponsor our Singing Cyclist.
Corporate and individual sponsorship
Opportunities exist for both corporate sponsorship and individual donations.
Sponsor the Singing Cyclist
Michael, a member of The Llewellyn Choir, is raising money for our performance of Verdi’s Requiem. He will do this through a sponsored bike ride. Michael aims to ride up to 2500 km between mid-February and mid-May, and is seeking sponsors who will donate a specified amount per km. For example, if you donate 1c per km you will pay no more than $25 (depending on how close Michael gets to 2500 km), or if you donate 2c per km you will pay no more than $50, and so on. Alternatively, you can agree on a fixed amount.
Welcome to The Llewellyn Choir
Welcome to the website of The Llewellyn Choir, one of Canberra’s leading and longest-running choral groups. Our repertoire is based on the classical choral repertoire with orchestral accompaniment; it also includes lightly accompanied smaller pieces drawn from a wide range of sources.
We have ties with the ANU School of Music and Canberra Youth Music, and provide performance opportunities for their graduates and other young professional musicians. We also have links with Les Alizés Chorale in New Caledonia and exchange visits every two years.
We perform 3-4 times a year, and rehearse on Tuesday nights at the ANU School of Music, from 7.30 to 9.30pm.
We are always looking for new members. Find out how to join.
Praise for The Star of Bethlehem
"Beautifully performed by all, it was especially notable for its dramatic and atmospheric opening and closing movements. Soprano Rebecca Collins sang gloriously in the second and eighth movements and Rohan Thatcher’s fine, resonant baritone was heard to good effect in the fourth movement."
And for Wassails and Lullabies:
"This challenging and unusual work proved to be the highlight of the concert. Its haunting medieval rhythms and harmonies were well sung by the choir and there was excellent work on percussion by Steve Fitzgerald and Veronica Bailey."
- Len Power, City News, 18 December 2016
Read the full review here
And now for Verdi's Requiem
On to our next offering: Verdi's Requiem on 20 May 2017. We invited experienced Canberra singers to join us in presenting this wonderful work, and the response was overwhelming. So it's going to be a great concert with a choir of 150 voices and the Llewellyn Sinfonia. More details on the Next Concerts page.
We are always looking for new members. Find out how to join
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