The 55th Intervarsity Choral Festival: PERTH, Friday 6 – Sunday 22 February, 2004

Patron: His Excellency Lieutenant-General John Sanderson, AC, Governor of Western Australia
University Patrons: Professors Millicent Poole (VC of Edith Cowan), Alan Robson, (VC of the Uni of WA), Lance Twomey (VC of Curtin Uni), and John Yovich (VC of Murdoch)
Chorusmaster: Andrew Wailes
Accompanists: Jodie Lockyer, Michael Winikoff
Camp Venue: Ern Halliday Recreation Camp, Hillarys
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Convenor: Joel Mendelson
Treasurer: Karl Aloritias
Secretary: Peter Wright
ConMan: Adam Birch
Librarian: Matthew Flett
Social Secretary: Dave Riley
Camp Officer: Scott Membry
PR/Publicity: Jodie Hunter
Assistant Publicity: Siobhan Hicks
Transport & Billeting: Kylie Kerin, Jocelyn Kuan
Other Committee Members: Craig Miskell, Mark Tearle
PUCS President: Kristen Davies

Section Leaders: Sarah Chan, Kristen Davies, Mark Egelstaff, Andrew Corkill


Saturday 14 February 2004, 6:30pm, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Conductors: Andrew Wailes, Bruce McAllister*
Programme: Carl Orff, O Fortuna (from Carmina Burana); Handel, Zadok the Priest; Sibelius, Finlandia*; Biebl, Ave Maria; Lauridsen, O magnum mysterium; Grainger, Irish Tune from County Derry*; Rachmaninov, Bogorodyitsye Dyevo, raduysya; Watts arr. McAllister, Rockingham*; Parry, Jerusalem*; Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man*; Sarah Hopkins, Past Life Melodies; Verdi, Overture to La Forza del destino*, Anvil Chorus (from Il Trovatore); Iain Grandage, Three Australian Bush Songs; Dvořák, Slavonic Dance Op. 46/8*; Pascanů, Chindia; Tye, Laudate nomen Domini.
Notes: With the Midland Brick Brass, conductor Bruce McAllister; and Jodie Lockyer, piano (Pascanů).


Sunday 15 February 2004, afternoon, Armadale
Conductors: Andrew Wailes, Bruce McAllister
Notes: With the Midland Brick Brass


Saturday 21 February 2004, 8pm, Perth Concert Hall
Conductor: Graham Abbott
Soloists: Lisa Harper-Brown (soprano), Fiona Campbell (alto), Aldo di Toro (tenor), Harry Peeters (bass)
Programme: Antonín Dvořák, Stabat mater, Op. 58
Notes: With the Prague Chamber Orchestra (supplemented by players of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra); for the Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF).
Review: Neville Cohn, ‘Hobo-inspired masterpiece', West Australian, 23 February 2004, p.10. "The next night a full house at the Concert Hall heard Dvorak’s Stabat Mater … with the Australian Intervarsity Choral Societies Association filling the organ stalls almost to overflowing … One cannot too highly praise the choral singing of the well-trained ensemble … Tenor Aldo di Toro has never sung better, and mezzo soprano Fiona Campbell was radiant both vocally and visually … Graham Abbott’s direction from the podium brought out the reverence and passion of this masterpiece."

Perth IV in 2004 has often been remembered for hosting easily the most artistically accomplished IV concert in recent memory, which was recorded for national broadcast by ABC Classic FM; for a particularly paganistic camp that hosted a spa of dubious cleanliness and a showing of the notorious porn film, Caligula; for the continuing tradition of winding down from IV at Rottofest (enlivened by the ABC broadcast of concert 2); for a more than usually acrimonious meeting of the Australian Intervarsity Choral Council (AIVCC); and for the ignominious end to the traditional game of Sogball.

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