March 24: English Countryside
June 9: Goethe's Mignon and Harper poetry
August 18: Living Australian Composers
October 20: Brahms
2019 christmas gathering
SYDNEY ART SONG SOCIETY
Artistic Director - Wendy Dixon
Patron - David Miller AM
Sydney Art Song Society Inc. was conceived at an after performance relaxation at the home of Andrew and Sonia Mitterdorfer. Peter and Eleanor Gilkes, Linda Foulsham and I trouble shooted the idea of a group that would offer performance and learning opportunities for amateur singers and also encourage singers to develop a strong working relationship with the many brilliant accompanists residing in Sydney. From that beginning we have we running for 13 years now.
Basically the format for each year is three 90 minutes sessions, one masterclass and a Christmas gathering.
The 90 minute sessions are presented by a specialist in that particular subject (Artistic Director included). The masterclass is a day long session run by David Miller, who also gives his patron gift to all the SASS members by playing for the Christmas gathering.
Every session has a pianist who rehearses with and coaches each singer prior to the day.
Every singer has the opportunity to learn four new pieces of art song repertoire each year, to perform them at the sessions and also to sing 10 minutes of the year's repertoire at the Christmas gathering.
Anyone is welcome to join and sing OR to come and enjoy an afternoon of music with passionate and committed artists.
I should add that we always take an early supper together after each session - everyone brings a plate - and thereby help to maintain an encouraging, supportive atmosphere in SASS.