The 11th Intervarsity Choral Festival: MELBOURNE, 25 May-3 June 1960

Camp Venue: Burnside Presbyterian Camp, Anglesea


MUCS Committee
Joint Secretaries: Elizabeth Britten, Tony Ransome


2 June, Wilson Hall, University of Melbourne
Conductor: Fritz Rice; Graeme Russell; Anthony Newman; Hugh Brandon; George Logie-Smith
Soloists: David Macfarlane, John Ternouth, Bryan Dowling
Program: God Save the Queen, Gaudeamus Igitur; Bach Jesu, Meine Freude (SUMS); Farnaby Simkin said that Sis was fair, Dowland Say Love if ever thou didst find, Bennet Thyris, sleepest thou? (QUMS Madrigal Group); Byrd Sacerdotes Domini, Terra Tremuit, Wilbye Sweet honey-sucking bees (SUMS Madrigal Group); Purcell O Lord God, how many are they that hate me (Psalm 3), Finzi God is Gone Up (QUMS); Josquin Mille regretz, Costeley Arreste in peu, Debussy Yver, tu n’este qu’un villain (MUCS), Tony Hewitt-Jones Seven Sea Poems (combined). Notes: Org: Roger Marks. Violin: David Woolley. Astra String Orchestra.
Review: Dorothy Penfold, “Fine singing by choir”, Sun, 3 June 1960, p.11. “In the comradeship of song, Sydney, Queensland and Melbourne university choirs, madrigal and musical societies met at the Wilson Hall last night. Bach’s Jesu Meine Freude, sung in German by a choir of about 60 voices [from SUMS] … set a high standard in their opening number … [It was] sung with the requisite reverence, finely-controlled volume of tone, neat attack and release and conspicuously good intonation. Singing by the other groups was also of a high standard.”


QUMS performed Chu Chin Chow at a camp concert.

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