Highlights

Opera in the Roses

November 20, 2015
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We have spoken previously of the Choir performing in world renowned venues. No venue is aesthetically more beautiful than the stunning gardens at Cruden Farm – the venue for Opera in the Roses, a fundraising luncheon held for the Royal Children’s Hospital Neonatal Unit.

On Friday 20 November […]

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2015 New Zealand Tour

September 30, 2015
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Each year we like to share our concert tour experiences. Sadly, we missed reporting last year’s escapade so to bring you up to date . . . A group of 42 choristers and support staff of seven – all geared up to showcase a little of our Aussie talent – flew out […]

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Nicholas Carter

September 15, 2015
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Nicholas Carter has been appointed as Principal Conductor of Adelaide Symphony Orchestra from 2016, a role he will take on in addition to his current role as Kappelmeister of Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Nicholas is, at age 29, the fi rst Australian born conductor of a major Australian Symphony […]

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Fundraising

September 10, 2015
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NBCA is a not for profit organisation and yes, we are selfconfessed fundraisers. Fundraising has provided the choristers with reverse cycle air conditioning, ergonomic chairs and a new piano to name a few things – these items are outside of general revenue but offer an element of comfort to […]

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Elementary Junior Concert

September 2, 2015
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The constant fl ow of talent crossing our path never ceases to amaze – the young seven and eight year old boys who enter the training choirs emerge confident skilled choristers, ready to take their place in the Performing Choir. However, in the meantime, performance opportunities are offered to […]

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Mid-Year Concert

July 25, 2015
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After six months of intensive work learning eighteen songs from memory and the Britten opera The Golden Vanity, the boys took to the stage to perform on July 25. The programme included Bible Songs for Young Voices by Gregg Smith and some Mary Poppins favourites to conclude the […]

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Auditions for NBCA Choristers

June 20, 2015
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Finding prospective choristers is becoming more difficult. There are so many extra-curricular activities available to children these days. Gone are the days when children played sport on Saturday and enjoyed one or two alternative activities during the week – the choices today, combined with the logistics of maintaining […]

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Britten War Requiem

June 15, 2015
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With many centenary celebrations for the Great War being held during 2015, it was only fitting that the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra had Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem on its programme for this year. This work was inspired by the First World War poet Wilfred Owen, and is paired […]

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Vale – Harold Bird OAM

May 29, 2015
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The Choir Community was saddened to learn of the passing of Harold Bird OAM.

Harold was the Choir Manager in the early, formative years of the organisation along with Kevin Casey, Lyn Brereton-Casey and his wife Yvonne Bird; he gradually set the foundations for the Choir as […]

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MSO Mahler Symphony NO.3

March 26, 2015
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The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra again invited the choir to take part in their season this year, in particular Mahler’s Third Symphony. The mention of Mahler always brings adjectives like grand, epic, and ambitious to mind so the boys were enthusiastic to accept the challenge thrown at them […]

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