Lliane Clarke
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Lliane is a writer, editor, publisher, director/producer and communications professional with a passion for the creative arts. She created and has directed the writing and performance project Voices of Women Incorporated since 2018. Currently Communications Executive at NIDA, she has also been the General Manager of the New Music Network, Communications Manager for regional choral and creative organisation Moorambilla Voices, and President of award-winning choir Leichhardt Espresso Chorus, where she continues to enjoy singing as a Soprano.

Sydney Chamber Choir provides food for thought on a wintry night

Just before the long weekend that celebrates Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday, Sydney Chamber Choir put its Kings and Queens in a row with a concert exploring composers with the Royal seal of approval. On a dark and wintry Sydney night,…

 
Willoughby Symphony’s Eternity concert took the audience on a ‘rhapsodic journey’

The heart and the alternate reality In an inspiring Sunday afternoon at The Concourse, the epic ferocity of a symphony orchestra in full flight, a passionate and instinctive cello soloist and a magnetic contemporary choral requiem were brought to life…

 
Sydney Chamber Choir programme joyfully celebrated the power of the voice

Sam Allchurch took his audience to heart and taught them a thing or two about singing in his first subscription concert as Music Director for Sydney Chamber Choir in 2019. Music on Music was billed as a celebration of singing as…

 
Around the sun with Song Company

As we take our seats and open up the program for The Song Company’s Four-Colour-Season concert at Darling Quarter we are immediately hurled into confusion. What’s this? There are song names and word extracts and names of seasons and months…

 
Coro Austral celebrate Love, Loss and Remembrance

On the eve of their Cuban tour, Coro Austral, conducted Artistic Director Margot McLaughlin, presented a concert pillared by the Mass For the Dead by Portuguese composer Manuel Cardoso. The clear acoustics of the Redfern Town Hall and its simple…

 
Sydney Chamber Choir | A slice of Sydney’s choral and vocal talent was on show on a beautiful winter’s day at Sydney University’s Great Hall

The University of Sydney’s Great Hall set the scene on a sparkling winter’s Sunday afternoon for Sydney Chamber Choir’s Saint Nicolas program. The afternoon’s repertoire took the audience on a journey from Hildegard von Bingen’s Selections from Canticles of Ecstasy…

 
Bravo and congratulations to everyone at Con Opera for La Calisto

La Calisto by Francesco Cavalli is a beautiful opera in three acts, ripe for fun and games. Characters hide and overhear things they shouldn’t, dresses are taken on an off, and cross dressing is de rigeur! It’s all typical of…

 
Ayşe Goknur Shanal and Andrea Katz present Les Chemins De l’Amour

From the moment that Ayşe Goknur Shanal entered the Utzon Room at Sydney Opera House we were transported through song from a sparkling autumnal Sydney Harbour, to the shores of Italy, Spain, Argentina and France. Les Chemins de l’Amour brought…

 
Pacific Opera’s Race for the Sky showcases our emerging singers

What do you do? You’ve spent three to four years working hard on your voice to perform some of the greatest music in the world to the best of your ability. Then what? Sydney is lucky to have Pacific Opera…

 
ThoroughBass Cock Crow brings Rosemary Dobson’s poetry to concert format

The concert is intimate and personal. The blend of poetry and strings is a fine choice, as the attack of the keyboard reflects the accuracy of the chosen poetic words.

 
From the first intake of breath the exquisite vocal machine of Song Company overawed

The intimate and crisp acoustics of the Independent Theatre were perfect for a concert of such beauty and spirituality.

 
Sally Whitwell on the beach with Cog in the Machine

This freshly commissioned work for the VOX Christmas show produced a fast and fantastical musical journey by an award-winning composer.

 
Omega Ensemble: Beethoven’s Genius

Omega’s Artistic Director David Rowden created an afternoon of wonder and intensity in the selection of this program of two early 19th century works

 
The Idea of North lead an evening of love, bosanova, barbershop and jazz

The Idea of North lost no time in warming up the audience with their sense of humour, incredible musicianship and innovative choices.

 
Brandenburg’s Vivaldi Unwired was a tour de force sensual journey through the brilliance of the baroque and back

What I experienced was a challenge to think twice and then some – about my expectations of the both Antonio Vivaldi and the ABO itself. Brandenburg’s Vivaldi Unwired was a tour de force sensual journey through the brilliance of the baroque and back

 
Ironwood with Anneke Scott: Stolen Beauties

Never predictable and always surprising with a tight program, this exceptional chamber orchestra has again delighted with this concert series

 
Opera in the Pub. Go! Bravo Opera Bites, bravo

If you ever get a chance to see Opera Bites in a pub, or anywhere for that matter, go! The singers are passionate about their craft and deliver fun and compelling classic operatic repertoire.

 
40 composers create astounding and mesmerizing music with 4 bar works combined

What is the world record for the greatest number of composers in one piece? According to Liz Jigalin it’s 40, and the Music Box Project has just broken it. The effect is astounding and mesmerizing.

 
The Sound of Burning Water: a stunning hour of solo percussion

A journey through ‘thirty years of solo percussion gems’. Backdropped by visual digital earth abstractions by Andrew Wholley, and electronic sound by Ilia Bezroukov, the audience were asked to let go and be suspended in a mindspace that listened, and listened again.

 
The Sydney Consort: The Mannheim School

The Sydney Consort: The Mannheim School – a special journey through the period, each piece showcasing aspects of the school itself.

 
ThoroughBass: Men of Moment

I never knew St Luke’s Mosman was such a wonderful space to be in with its minimal modern architecture and simple blue and gold semi circular chancel at the end. The women of Thoroughbass presented “Men of Moment” at St…

 
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