Concerts

2019

The first concert for 2019 will be Howard Goodall's Eternal Light: a Requiem. This will be held on Sunday 28 April 2019, 2:30pm. It will be a beautiful work for around ANZAC Day.

Full details about the work and rehearsals are HERE. And flyer HERE.

Other dates this year:

14 July
6 October
1st or 8th December (yet to be confirmed)

 

Previous Concerts

2018

The last concert for 2018 was the Christmas Concert "A Crown of Roses" featuring carols by Tchaikovsky, Rutter, Handle and others.

This was a unique performance of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. Unique in that we were accompanied by a woodwind ensemble rather than an orchestra.   We  believe this was the first time this has occurred in Australia

Mozart Requiem

The Mikado

2017

The last concert for the year was the "In Bethlehem" carols concert.

In October we had a Bruckner/Rutter afternoon featuring John Rutter’s Gloria and Te Deum and Anton Bruckner’s Motets.

In July we staged a light concert "An American in Wooloowin" featuring various soloists.

Puccini's Messa di Gloria was performed in April.

2016

In December new conductor, Anton Kalisch-Smith, conducted the next concert, Angels on the Roof.

In October MAC presented a concert version of Gilbert and Sullivan's, H.M.S. Pinafore.

The concert in July featured the Karl Jenkins Stabat Mater, with choir and orchestra. Our guest conductor was Barbara Clifford.

MAC Classics Concert with guest Soprano - Morgan Jones. Included Madrigals, Gilbert and Sullivan, Folk Songs and some modern favourites.

2015

Handel's Messiah

Bits & Pieces Concert included Folk Songs of England, America & Australia, Naughty Madrigals, Classic Love Songs, Songs of humour with Sue Wightman (Folk-singer & Entertainer) and Morgan Jones (Soprano).

Comic one-act opera “La Serva Padrona” by Pergolesi, and a short cantata called “They called her Moses”, and assorted songs.

"Rejoice concert", featuring Glorias by Karl Jenkins & Francis Poulenc, Song of Athene by John Tavener, Alleluia by Eric Whitacre and Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland.

2014

Christmas Concert featuring Joy to the World by Karl Jenkins  and Fantasia on Carols by Vaughan Williams plus other carols. Virtuoso trumpet player, John Coulton

Gilbert and Sullivan afternoon - a concert version of Trial By Jury.

Sue, Sallie and Spencer with MAC

Peter Sculthorpe' Requiem for Choir and Didgeridoo.

2013

Our last concert for the year was a Christmas concert with the Redcliffe City Choir. The program included Karl Jenkins' Stella Natalis, a collection of 12 Christmas pieces. We were blessed to have the Sinfonia led by Spiros Santos, soloist Eleanor Holland and the wonderful John Coulton on trumpet. The concert also included three carols conducted by Emi Scott.

At the end of November we performed a Christmas concert at The Abbey, Caboolture.

We performed at the Sandgate Town Hall in October, as part of the Music By the Sea concert series. There were three very different choirs with different styles and we did a Baroque segment, featuring Vivaldi Magnificat, several Bach pieces and three choruses from Handel's Messiah. We were proud to be joined by Douglas James, a fabulous young tenor.

The annual concert at Murwillumbah was a resounding success, with an extra choir joining in this year.

Karl Jenkins The Armed Man with choir and orchestra at Grace Lutheran College in August. We were joined by the Grace College Choirs for the final 'Hymn'.

All Dvorak concert, with the major work being Dvorak Mass in D and other items interspersed was be held at the Chermside/Kedron Uniting Church in April.

2012

The two charity Christmas concerts at Weller on the Park, Chermside and at St Gerard Majella Church, West Chermside, were very well received.

The Remembrance Day Tribute - The Armed Man. (including other pieces) was a resounding success. Allan Hall was fantastic on the cello in the Armed Man and also the Spiegel im Speigel, along with Tertia Hogan on piano. And our soloist, Eleanor Varnes-Holland, was magnificent as always. We thank the Redcliffe City Choir, the Chillingham Singers and the Sinfonia for joining with MAC to make it a success.

In September the 5th 3-choirs Festival was held at Murwillumbah, featuring Hayden's Mass In Time of War

Another Quite Interesting Concert 2012 was held at the Holy Cross Church Hall. This was a light concert and featured soloists Dominic Walsh and Sue Wighton.

The MAC choir staged the Australian Premiere of Karl Jenkins' latest work The Peacemakers on Sunday 20th May. It was a resounding success. Thanks to all who supported this concert.

Karl Jenkins is the most performed living composer in the world. The Peacemakers, using text by Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Mandela, the Dalai Lama, and Albert Schweizter as well as Shelley, the Bible, Quran, Hinduism etc, is a work extolling peace. One line from Rumi (the 13th-century Persian mystic poet) sums up the ethos of the work: "All religions, all singing one song: 'Peace be with you'."

2011

We finished off the year with three Christmas concerts: Lessons and Carols at Holy Cross Church Wooloowin and a mixed program of mostly Christmas music at Sandgate Uniting Church and at St Gerard Magella Church.

Another Quite Interesting Concert was held on Sunday 13th November, featuring operatic choruses with guest artists. Thanks to soloists Eleanor Varnes, Cassandra Seidermann, Dominic Walsh, Paul Darvenzia, Sam Hartley, Brian Cleary and accompanist Barbara Clifford.

The concert in August was Folk Music held at the Kedron Hall.

In April the concert including Faure's Requiem and the Australian Premiere of Karl Jenkins' Gloria, together with the very pretty Arvo Part Spiegel im Spiegel, was a resounding success. Thanks to everyone who supported this.

A number of singers went to Murwillumbah again as part of a three choir concert.

The concert Singing with Strings at Aspley in April was a huge success. It featured a wide range of music styles - choir pieces, instrumental and soloists and was an enjoyable event both for the audience and participants.

2010
For the November concert the Choir performed The Old and the New featuring J. S. Bach's Magnificat and Arvo Part's Berliner Messe.

In August the choir presented a light concert with Old Man Moses as the major item.

In May our choir was part of the Three Choirs Festival at Murwillumbah.

The Anzac Day concert included Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man and Vivaldi's Gloria.

Recent concerts included an all-Puccini concert in December, Haydn's Te Deum together with Mozart's Coronation Mass in October, a light concert in costume featuring female names in July, and The Armed Man on Anzac Day as part of the 800 years celebrations of Franciscans.

2009
A concert with Only Puccini rounded off our year in December, together with three Christmas concerts.

Mozart's Coronation Mass and Haydn's Te Deum featured in October.

Women's antics was the theme of a light concert in August.

The Armed Man started our performance year on Anzac Day.