Handel’s Messiah – Saturday 12 November 2011

Experience the splendor and majesty of one of the greatest works written by George Frideric Handel.

(You don’t need to sing you can just come to listen and enjoy)

Soloists Elizabeth Shearer, see Bronwyn Douglas, patient Robert Shearer and Joshua Burke will be accompanied by a chorus of local singers and chamber orchestra conducted by Rodney Clancy.

A limited number of Audience Tickets are now available at The Fabric Salon, 42 Vale Street, Cooma.

  • $25 Adults
  • $20 Concessions
  • $15 SMAC Members
  • $5 Children

Any tickets that might be left over will be sold at the door.

For Phone Bookings call 6452 3480

Sing Your Own Handel’s Messiah, Concert Details:

  • When: Saturday 12 November 2011 Rehearsals from 9.00 am, Evening Performance 7.00 pm
  • Where: St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, Commissioner Street, Cooma

The Soloist:
Elizabeth Shearer

Elizabeth Shearer has been studying voice for 9 years both privately and through the Queensland Conservatorium. She is currently undertaking her third year of a Bachelor of Music degree (Majoring in voice) under the direction of the acclaimed Professor Jan Delpratt.

Elizabeth has recently had roles in the Queensland Conservatoriums Production of two of Puccini’s one-act operas; Gianni Schicchi & Suor Angelica. She has also performed in the university’s production of Purcell’s Fairy Queen (2011), Massenet’s Cendrillon (2010), Handel’s Saul (2009), and the Val Machin Opera Scenes (2009, 2010). She has been a featured soloist at Albert St Uniting Church, soloist in the MTAQ highlights Queen St Mall (2010) and QPSR Carols On The Rails (2007).

She has performed as a member of chorus in Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, Mahler’s Second Symphony, Faure’s Requiem and Mozart’s Mass in C minor with the Brisbane Chorale and in an excerpt of Puccini’s Turandot as part of the Encounters Music Festival (2010).

Joshua Burke

Joshua Burke is a 3rd year student at the ANU’s School of Music and is studying under Rohan Thatcher. He is currently a scholar at the Wesley Uniting Church in Forest, ACT. As a student of the School of Music he has participated in the productions of Dido and Aeneas and the world premiere of Grimm and the Blue Crown Owl.
Joshua discovered his passion for singing when he got involved with his high schools A’Capella group and Barbershop Quartet. He wishes to continue his study of singing into the future

Robert Shearer

Robert Shearer is a gifted tenor and singing teacher. He commenced his studies in 1999, and has undergone extensive vocal training and music studies in some of Australia’s leading tertiary music institutions.
Robert received a Bachelor of Music (Performance) from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, studying there with Adele Nesbit. Since then he has completed a Master of Music in Voice and Opera at the ANU School of Music under the tutelage of Stephen Bennett, during which time he was a Wesley Scholar. He is currently a student of heldentenor Glenn Winslade.
Robert has a great affinity with English art song and 20th century classical music, especially the works of Britten, Le Gallienne and Rubbra.
In 2009 he furthered his studies in correct vocal production by participating in Neil Semer’s Australian Vocal workshop; this workshop also helped to give him a wider view of the performance of vocal music.
In addition to singing, Robert has been composing since 2005 with a number of orchestral and vocal works to his name.

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