The 10th Intervarsity Choral Festival: SYDNEY, 26 May-5 June

Camp Venue: Yarramundi and Castlereagh YMCA camps, Richmond; Hawkesbury Agricultural College
Participants: SUMS, QUMS, MUCS, NEUCS, TUS

COMMITTEE Convenor: Tony Strong
Secretary: Barbara Nearsmith
Treasurer: Dindy Vaughan
ConMan: Tony Newman
Publicity: Jane Vaughan, Dindy Vaughan
Transport/Billeting: Jenny Marshall
Transport/Billeting: Henry Henchman


8pm, 4 & 5 June, Great Hall, University of Sydney Conductor: Gordon Spearritt, George Logie-Smith, Fritz Rice; Antony Strong, Gordon Spearritt; Fritz Rice Soloists: David Branagan; Margaret Mayne, Yvonne Minton, Dick Shepheard, Barry Strong Program: God Save the Queen; Morley Now is the gentle season, Weelkes O care, thou wilt despatch me, Byrd Though Amaryllis dance (QUMS Madrigal Group); Moeran Songs of Springtime, Berger Brazilian Psalm (MUCS); Bach Be not afraid (SUMS); Rubbra Leave prolonging thy distress, So sweet is thy discourse to me, The revival, Kodály Norwegian Girls (SUMS Madrigal Group); Bruckner Graduale, Greig God’s Son that Set me Free, In Heav’n above (QUMS); Vaughan Williams Mass in G-minor (combined); Gaudeamus Igitur Notes: Concert repeated at Wesley College, University of Sydney, 8pm, 5 June. Review: M.L. [Martin Long], “Varsity Choral Festival”, Sydney Morning Herald, 5 June 1959. “Although the annual Intervarsity Choral Festival austerely describes itself as non-competitive, there is always the temptation to enliven the necessarily austere program by trying to pick a winner. Out of the three university choirs taking part in the 10th festival … the choir of Queensland University still seemed on last night’s showing to hold the lead that it had established in previous years, although Sydney’s choir – especially on the score of intelligent musicianship – edged dangerously close … [In the combined work, the choir] produced some splendidly sonorous climaxes, and, even more effective, soft but richly scored passages in which the tone was beautifully controlled and integrated.”


SUMS performed HMS Pinafore at a camp concert. Article marking ten years of IV, “Intervarsity Choral Festival”, Canon, vol.12, no.11 (June 1959), pp.359-60. See also “Rocked and rolled through soot & sin”, Farrago, 16 June 1959; “Holiday Chorale”, Pix, 13 June 1959, pp.12-13.

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