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Choir

The Joy of Choral Music (1 day)

9:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday 22 June 2019
Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sydney, Newtown

From Handel’s Messiah to Orff’s Carmina Burana, choral music has always thrilled and inspired us. This course provides a guide to understanding and enjoying Western choral music, with a look at its history and its most common forms, including the Mass, the Requiem, the oratorio and the cantata. For beginners and experienced listeners alike.
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Music Theory Classes for Adults

Music Theory Classes for Adults

Grades 1-2: Thursdays 10:30 am - 12:30 pm from 1 August 2019 (8 weeks)
Grade 2: Saturdays 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 1 and 8 June 2019 (2 days)
Grade 3: Mondays 10:30 am - 12:30 pm from 29 July 2019 (8 weeks)
Susan Deas Music, Leichhardt

These intensive courses will take you through the grades of AMEB Musicianship, with added course material showing you how the theory applies to both classical and contemporary music. Learn the secrets of music, and how to use them. The courses provide an excellent background to the understanding of music for adults who are learning to sing or play a musical instrument, and lay foundations for future courses in higher grades. Learn new skills or refresh old ones.
More information   Grades 1-2   Grade 3


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A Beginner’s Guide to the Orchestra (8 weeks)

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Wednesdays from 31 July 2019
Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sydney, Newtown

The sound of a great symphony orchestra in full flight is one of the most thrilling sounds in all of western classical music. This course explores the instruments of the orchestra and the variety of sounds they can achieve, and examines the growth and development of the symphony orchestra. It also explores the kind of music written for the orchestra, by examining some of the greatest composers and compositions of all time. No prior musical knowledge is necessary.
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Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky: Turmoil and Triumph (1 day)

9:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday 10 August 2019
WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst St Sydney

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky created some of the most well-loved music of the classical repertoire, including Swan Lake, the Nutcracker Suite and the 1812 Overture as well as his wonderful symphonies and concertos. Yet the composer was haunted by self-criticism and the criticism of others all his life. This course examines the troubled life of this great composer and the passionate, intense music which came from his struggle. No prior musical knowledge is necessary.
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Turner painting: The Fighting Temeraire

An Evening in the Romantic Period (1 evening)

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Friday 30 August 2019
WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst St Sydney

Composers in nineteenth century Europe wrote is some of the most beautiful and dramatic of all classical music. Examining the music of the Romantic period in its historical and social context, we look at the works of composers such as Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert, Liszt, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Tchaikovsky.
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Calendar of future events

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