The 7th Intervarsity Choral Festival: SYDNEY, 25 May-31 May

Camp Venue: YMCA Camp, Yarramundi via Richmond
Participants: MUCS, QUMS, SUMS, TUCS


SUMS Committee
Secretary: Marge Horton


8pm, 28 May, Sydney Town Hall Conductor: Hugh Brandon; Charles Colman; Harold Badger; Donald Britton; Hugh Brandon; G. Faunce Allman
Soloists: Darke: Helen Millar, Richard Shepheard Program: God Save the Queen, Gaudeamus Igitur; Stanford Three Motets Op.38, Arnold Laudate Dominum (QUMS); Morley April is in my mistress’ face, Carlton Like as the gentle heart, Dowland Flow not so fast ye fountains, Weelkes Lady the birds right fairly (SUMS Madrigal Group); Handel The King shall rejoice (MUCS); Darke An hymn of heavenly beauty (MUCS); Farmer A little pretty bonny lass, Morley Clorinda false, Dowland O, what hath overwrought, Wilbye Love me not for comely grace (QUMS Madrigal Group); Bach Singet dem Herrn (combined). Notes: Program opened with an organ solo by David Barkla (Bach Toccata in C). Org: David Barkla, Keith Murree Allen; Piano: Jean Vidulich Review: Wolfgang Wagner, “Inter-Varsity Festival”, Canon, vol.9, no.12 (July 1956), p.372. “There is a great difference between singing for one’s own pleasure and giving pleasure by one’s singing to others. Certainly University choirs are primarily formed for the student’s own enjoyment, but on this occasion … graduates and undergraduates entertained a large and appreciative audience in really engaging nuance … Under the experienced and in emergencies always resourceful direction of G. Faunce Allman, the choirs managed a creditable performance of this intricate and difficult work [Bach’s Sing Ye to the Lord].”


SUMS sang excerpts from King Arthur at a camp concert. Photograph of QUMS in stocking caps, “Off to sing in Sydney”, Courier Mail, 24 May 1956, p.3. Article by Annette Hill and Judith Green, “Doin’ what comes natch’rally – with the choir down south”, Semper Floreat, 18 June 1956, p.7.

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