The 38th Intervarsity Choral Festival: ADELAIDE, 22 August–6 September 1987

Chorusmaster: Timothy Sexton
Accompanist: Heather Chatterway, Stefan Ammer
Camp Venue: Roseworthy Agricultural College
FIBS: THING (Terrifically Handy Intervarsity N...? Guide)


Convenor: Ali Jonas
Secretary: Carol Rhode
Treasurer: Andrew James Scott
ConMan: Jonathon Ridnell
Publicity: Jennifer Jones
Librarian: Judith Maitland
Camp Officer: Andrew Young
Transport/Billeting: Anna Booth
Social Sec: Joanne Lee
Archives/Minutes: Paddy McGee
Fundraising: Robyn Ridnell


30 August, St Peter’s Cathedral
Conductor: Peter Deane
Soloists: Tessa Miller, Hilary Weiland, David Blight, Alan McKie
Program: Brahms Clarinet Trio, Vaughan Williams Mass in G minor
Review: Harold Tidemann, “Golden tapestry of sound”, Advertiser, 1 Sept. 1987, p.10. “a musical treat of the highest order … seldom has such beautiful singing been heard here … A perfect blend of voices was achieved in the well-balanced choir and the floating effect of the rise and fall of tone was heavenly.”


5 September, Bonython Hall, University of Adelaide
Conductor: Peter Deane
Director: Richard Trevaskis
Soloists: Tessa Miller, Guila Tiver, William Bamford, Timothy Sexton, Tasso Bouyessis, Jaii Beckley, Andrew James Scott
Program: Selections from Carissimi Jephte, Purcell Dido and Aeneas, Mozart Marriage of Figaro, Bizet Carmen, Verdi Il Trovatore, Verdi Force of Destiny, Bernstein West Side Story, Loesser Guys and Dolls, Lloyd Webber Cats
Notes: “Music and the Stage”
Review: Raymond Chapman-Smith, “Mixed bag of opera bits has its lighter side”, Advertiser, 7 Sept. 1987, p.19. “This was not your usual Intervarsity Choral concert. It had the expected, slightly desperate team spirit, but the format was very different, along the lines of Busby Berkely goes to the opera – on a shoestring … The choir, with many of its members so obviously unaccustomed to bopping, took on the appearance of a mass demonstration by Young Talent Time audition rejects. With the serious business over the performers devolved into a chaotic camaraderie. They’d had a good time, the audience had had a good time – as only kith and kin can. The choir heaped a frenzy of adoration on their worthy conductor and then we all tried to get out of Bonython Hall.”

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