Photography by John Feely
Is that Sydney Philharmonia’s Chamber Singers? Taking a break from motets and magnificats, they’re presenting a cabaret-style concert of classic popular songs from the 1920s and 30s. Think Fats Waller, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers and more – in sophisticated upbeat arrangements with the cool sound of piano, bass and reeds.
But this is more than a concert… Conductor Brett Weymark has wrapped the musical program in the stories and ephemera of Sydney between the wars – a city plunging between a spirit of optimism and the challenges of the Depression. Don’t miss this one.
Two intimate shows in Sydney and Parramatta.
Friday 30 August at 8pm
Sydney Opera House Utzon Room
Saturday 31 August at 8pm
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
American songbook standards presented cabaret style with choir and jazz trio
Brett Weymark conductor