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Sydney Philharmonia Choirs | Carmina Burana Reviews


Limelight Magazine – Steve Moffatt
“This was a magnificent performance by Mills and the stars of the day, the massed voices of the SPC.” Read review

J-Wire – Fraser Beath McEwing
“The return of the opening ‘O Fortuna’ bars made a triumphant finale, bringing the capacity audience to its feet for a long, standing ovation.” Read review

Sydney Arts Guide – Annabelle Drumm
“Huge applause filled the hall at the close of the performance with the beginnings of a standing ovation. We love our Philharmonia Choir and are so grateful to see them enjoying themselves and vibrating the walls and ceiling with their music. It was an outstanding performance by all.” Read review

Sydney Morning Herald – Peter McCallum
“Stealing the show, however, was a dark tour-de-force by tenor Kanen Breen in a jaded cross-dressing cabaret on Olim lacus colueram, which recalled the work’s uncomfortable Weimar Republic origins.” Read review


Saturday 22 May 3pm
Sydney Town Hall

Deborah CHEETHAM & Matthew DOYLE Tarimi nulay – Long time living here†
Peter SCULTHORPE Sun Music – for voices and percussion
John PETERSON The earth that fire touches
Carl ORFF arr. Wilhelm KILLMAYER Carmina Burana arranged for voices, two pianos & percussion
† Commissioned as part of our 100 Minutes of New Australian Music centenary project in 2020.

Brett Weymark conductor
Penelope Mills soprano
Kanen Breen tenor
José Carbó baritone
Symphony Chorus

Catherine Davis piano
Claire Howard Race piano
Sydney Philharmonia Percussion Ensemble