The 12th Intervarsity Choral Festival: BRISBANE, 23 May - 1 June 1961

Camp Venue: Tallebudgera National Fitness Camp, Gold Coast


QUMS Committee
Secretary: Lindsay Kerr
Camp Officer: Dave Hawkins


8pm, 31 May, Brisbane City Hall
Conductor: Lewis Dawe; Gordon Spearritt; Antony Newman; Bryan Dowling; Gordon Spearritt; Bryan Dowling; Bob Donnelly; Donald Thornton
Program: Morley Now is the month of maying, Sing we and chant it, My bonny lass she smileth (AUCS); Josquin Ave Maria, Sweelinck Hodie Christus natus est (QUMS); Monteverdi Lasciate mi morire, Ohime se tanto amate, Bennet All creatures now are merry minded (SUMS Madrigal Group); Beethoven “Prisoners’ Chorus” from Fidelio, Mussorgsky “Coronation Scene” from Boris Godunov, Britten “Old Joe has Gone Fishing” from Peter Grimes (MUCS); Bach Come, Jesu, Come (combined); ?Merulo Quand’io pens’al martire, G. Gabrieli Quand’io ero giovinetto, Vecchi Fummo felici un tempo (MUCS); Britten Hymn to St Cecilia (SUMS); Vaughan Williams Festival Te Deum (combined).
Notes: Piano: Nola Young; Org: Noel Clark
Review: William Lovelock, “University choral night ‘encouraging’ “, Courier-Mail, 1 June 1961. “The singing at the twelfth Inter-Varsity Choral Festival … showed not only promise, but at times considerably accomplished performance … The fact that the festival continues and progresses shows the interest that is taken in actual music-making in our universities … While there were occasional weaknesses, the general standard of performance was good, and it was evident that all concerned had worked to the limit to achieve the best of which they were capable … The outstanding work of the evening – and it was really outstanding – was the Sydney University Musical Society’s performance of Britten’s ‘Hymn to St Cecilia’.”


QUMS performed Mikado at a camp concert. Articles: “University students in choral festival”, Bulletin, 31 May 1961; “Varsities hoist ‘flag’”, Courier-Mail, 22 May 1961; “Twelfth Inter-Varsity Choral Festival”, Music and Dance, vol.51, no.12 (June 1961), p.16.

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