The 9th Intervarsity Choral Festival: BRISBANE, 28 May-5 June

Camp Venue: Tallebudgera National Fitness Camp, Gold Coast
Participants: SUMS, QUMS, MUCS


QUMS Committee


5 June, Brisbane City Hall Conductor: Gordon Spearritt, Fritz Rice, Harold Badger, Charles Colman, Bruce Ackland, Hugh Brandon Program: Purcell Te Deum (combined); Byrd Mass for Four Voices (SUMS);Fauré Requiem (excerpts, MUCS); Josquin De Profundis (Psalm130), Victoria Pueri Hebraorum (SUMS); Gombert Le chant des oiseaux (MUCS); Ireland These things shall be (combined), Gaudeamus Igitur. Notes: Org: Noel Clark; horns and trumpets [Fauré] courtesy of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. Purcell and Fauré sung from memory. Review: Robert Dalley-Scarlett, “ ’Varsity Festival a ‘lesson to choirs’”, Courier-Mail, 6 June 1958, p.8. “The Inter-Varsity Choral Festival in the City Hall last night would have provided an object lesson to our senior choirs had they been present to profit from it. There were no outstanding voices among the singers. Admirable results, however, were obtained by a high degree of both concentration and musical intelligence.”


Proceeds of the festival went toward the £20,000 organ fund for the University’s as-yet-unbuilt Great Hall at St Lucia. Concert tapes sent to Festival Records for duplication on two discs. Photograph in Courier-Mail, 29 May 1958, p.1.

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