WHAT'S ON

2019 PROGRAM










DATEEVENTVENUE
Saturday
17 Aug
2019

2pm
THE SPRIG OF THYME
by John Rutter



Including:
  • John Rutter's delightful The Sprig of Thyme
  • Some other short musical pieces
  • Pieces scored for mixed, female and male voices
  • Piano accompanist
  • Other instrumental accompanists
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Figtree Anglican Church
4-10 Gibson's Rd
FIGTREE NSW 2525

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Ticket prices
General$30
Concession$25
Group of 10+$20
Under 16$10


Saturday
7 Dec
2019

2pm
MESSIAH
by G.F. Handel


More detail soon

Wollongong
Town Hall

Cnr Crown & Keira Sts
WOLLONGONG NSW 2500



OTHER RECENT PERFORMANCES:

DATEEVENTVENUE
Saturday
4 May
2019

2pm
J.S. Bach
ST. MATTHEW PASSION


Including:
  • mixed chorus
  • 4 soloists
  • organ accompanist
  • abridged version of this great work
  • some choruses feature double choir
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The Church on the Mall
116 Crown St.
WOLLONGONG NSW 2500





Saturday
8 Dec
2018

2pm
SAINT-SAENS CHRISTMAS ORATORIO

Including:
  • mixed chorus
  • 5 soloists
  • organ, harp and strings
  • program to include Christmas carols

For more detail
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The Church on the Mall
116 Crown St.
WOLLONGONG








Saturday
5 May
2018

2pm
A MODERN REQUIEM
by John Rutter


Including:
  • soprano soloist
  • mixed choir
  • chamber ensemble - flute, oboe, timpani, glockenspiel, harp, cello and organ

For more detail
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The Church on the Mall
116 Crown St.
WOLLONGONG








Saturday
9 Dec.
2017

2pm
HANDEL'S MESSIAH
ICS & Associate Artists

Including:
  • 70+ Choir and 4 soloists
  • Organ and orchestral ensemble
  • Hallelujah chorus to raise
    the Town Hall roof!

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Wollongong
Town Hall

Cnr Crown & Kembla Sts
WOLLONGONG











MORE ABOUT CONCERTS

THE SPRIG OF THYME

Illawarra Choral Society Musical Director Meryl Jackson-Kew will conduct John Rutter's arrangement of 11 British and Irish traditional folk tunes. They range from the melodic ‘Afton Water’ to the lively Tyneside workers’ song, ‘The Keel Row’. The songs are variously scored for mixed, women’s or men’s voices. This delightful work will be complemented by a program of other short musical pieces.

Meryl Jackson-Kew - Musical Director ICS   Click here for biog.
Brenda Thomson - Piano Accompanist ICS   Click here for biog.

ST. MATTHEW PASSION

St Matthew Passion is a sacred oratorio composed in 1727 by Johann Sebastian Bach. This deeply moving work is both sorrowful and powerful. Musical Director Meryl Jackson-Kew will conduct the Illawarra Choral Society as a double choir with four guest soloists and organ accompanist.

The work begins with a dramatic chorus of the double choir with a soprano ripieno soaring over the top. With gripping drama, it retells the compelling story of the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus.

Bach’s Passion ends with the sublime chorus:

“In tears of grief, dear Lord, we leave thee
Hearts cry to Thee, O Saviour dear
Lie Thou softly
Lie Thou softly, softly here”

Meryl Jackson-Kew - Musical Director ICS   Click here for biog.
Brenda Thomson - Piano accompanist ICS   Click here for biog.
Heather Moen-Boyd - Organist   Click here for biog.
Sarah Ampil - Soprano soloist   Click here for biog.
Rebecca Hart - Alto soloist   Click here for biog.
Christopher Bogg - Tenor soloist  
Joseph Kim - Bass soloist   Click here for biog.

SAINT-SAENS CHRISTMAS ORATORIO

Saint Saens' Christmas Oratorio is a romantic work that is not often performed. The Illawarra Choral Society and soloists will sing it in the beautiful acoustics of the Wesley Church on the Mall in Wollongong. The concert will also feature Christmas music from different periods. We hope our audience will join us in singing some well known Christmas carols.

Meryl Jackson-Kew - Musical Director ICS   Click here for biog.
Brenda Thomson - Piano accompanist ICS   Click here for biog.
Heather Moen-Boyd - Organist   Click here for biog.
Sarah Ampil - Soprano soloist   Click here for biog.
Jessica Harper - Mezzo-Soprano soloist   Click here for biog.
Rebecca Hart - Alto soloist   Click here for biog.
Oscar Balle-Bowness - Tenor soloist   Click here for biog.
Jae Kwon (Joseph) Kim - Bass soloist   Click here for biog.
Andrea Johansen - First Violin
Amber Newell - Second Violin
Susanne Cross - Viola
Elle Spicer - Cello
Paulina Smirnov - Harp

A MODERN REQUIEM by John Rutter

Under the baton of Meryl Jackson-Kew, the Illawarra Choral Society presents this beautiful modern Requiem by John Rutter. Our soprano soloist is Sarah Ampil. We are also joined by organist Heather Moen-Boyd and a chamber ensemble. Requiem will be performed in the second half of our concert and the first half will feature some short works by the choir and musicians. More detail soon

Meryl Jackson-Kew - Musical Director ICS Click here for biog.
Heather Moen-Boyd - Organist Click here for biog.
Sarah Ampil - Soprano soloist

HANDEL'S MESSIAH Dec 2017

Handel's Messiah is one of the best known and loved choral works. Going to a performance of it is an important and uplifting part of many people's Christmas season. The Illawarra Choral Society performs it every second year in the Wollongong Town Hall with its magnificent organ. The choir will continue the tradition on Saturday December 9 at 2pm. The Messiah will be performed by the choir and guest soloists, organ and orchestra, directed by Meryl Jackson-Kew

Meryl Jackson-Kew - Musical Director ICS Click here for biog.
Heather Moen-Boyd - Organist Click here for biog.
Jessica Harper - Soprano soloist Click here for biog.
Angela Hogan - Mezzo-soprano soloist Click here for biog.
Blake Parham - Tenor soloist Click here for biog.
Joshua Salter - Baritone soloist Click here for biog.
Shaun Warden - Concertmaster Click here for biog.








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