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Classical Choral Workshop with Graham Abbott

Cherubini Requiem in C Minor

Graham Abbott has been Conductor-in-Residence at the Elder Conservatorium of Music Adelaide, Musical Director of Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus, Associate Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Musical Director of Melbourne Chorale, and in 1997 was Guest Chorus Master of the Chorus of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

He is a frequent guest conductor with all of the major Australian orchestras and opera companies, leading choral societies and numerous new and early music ensembles. Graham is also a respected speaker and broadcaster and was producer and presenter of Keys To Music on ABC Classic FM from 2003 – 2017.

The major work is Cherubini’s Requiem in C Minor, and will be performed with the Hobart Chamber Orchestra and friends. This rarely performed piece is one of the most highly regarded sacred works of its time. Written by Luigi Cherubini in 1816 and premiered in 1817 at a commemoration service for Louis XVI of France on the twenty-third anniversary of his beheading during the French Revolution, it was much admired by Beethoven and later played at his funeral.

Suggested viewing for those who are unfamiliar with the work:

In addition, a selection from the Old American Folk Songs by Aaron Copland will be prepared and performed as part of the Finale Concert.

This special package includes:

  • Major classical workshop with Graham Abbott
  • Music scores*
  • Performance of Cherubini’s Requiem in C Minor on Sat 13 July at 7.30pm, Federation Concert Hall
  • Performance of Old American Folk Songs at the Finale Concert on Sun 14 July, 1:30 to 3:45pm, Federation Concert Hall
  • Free entry to Singers’ Lounge for the duration of the festival.

*Scores will be posted from Nov 2018

The Requiem is scored for chorus only, therefore singers will be standing for the duration of the performance. When registering please advise if this could be an issue for you. 

For any queries contact Choral Producer Joan Wright:

9 July - 11:00am
Various locations in Hobart
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Super Early Bird prices from $264
Duration: Tues 9 - Sun 14 July

Full schedule

Super Early Bird (by 31 Dec)
Individual – $293
Group 10+ / Individual ANCA member – $279
Group 20+ – $264

Early Bird (by 9 April)
Individual – $311
Group 10+ / Individual ANCA member – $295
Group 20+ – $279

Full price
Individual – $345
Group 10+ / Individual ANCA member – $328
Group 20+ – $311

Includes booking and credit card fees.

* Cancellations received by 31 December 2018, refund of paid amount less 30% fee.
* Cancellations received by 9 April 2019, refund of paid amount less 60% fee.
* No refund for cancellations after 9 April 2019.

* Name changes are permitted, at the cost of $30 administration fee per change.

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