St Ives Uniting Church
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St. Ives Uniting Church has had a vital program of significant events over the years which have shaped our development and reached out to both church members and the community.

These have included education, artistic displays, musical events and concerts.

Images and flyers from some of these events have been included in the following links:

Details of the 2017 Series as follows:

Concert 1: Dramatic coloratura Greta Bradman

was held on Sunday May 21 2017

Greta Bradman has been described as "one of the foremost sopranos of her generation".

She is a recitalist, concert and stage performer and international recording artist for Decca Classics. This year she made her debut with Opera Australia as Mimi in La Boheme. She has sung with many prestigious orchestras, companies and ensembles, and was the 2015 Limelight Artist of the Year. Her debut album with Decca Classics was recorded in 2015, "My Hero", with Richard Bonynge conducting the English Chamber Orchestra. The album has become the highest ever charting Australian classical album on the pop chart, and debuted at Number 1 on the classical chart. Last year she performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, completed a My Hero Australian concert tour, and starred in the popular "Opera in the Vineyards".

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Concert 2: Jazz singer extraordinaire, Hetty Kate and her quartet.

was held on Sunday June 18 2017

Sublime Paris-based jazz vocalist Hetty Kate has made a name for herself in Australia and internationally, from the hottest jazz clubs to the biggest jazz festivals around the world, performing classics and curios from the Great American Songbook. Hetty and her outstanding band of piano, double bass and drums, weave a magic web of beautiful vintage music, perfect for reminiscing, dreaming and singing along. We enjoyed re-imagined songs of love and loss (from her recent album releases such as "In the Still of the Night", "The Thrill is Gone", and "Cry me a River" (from her acclaimed CD for ABC Jazz, Dim All The Lights), alongside classics that you know and love from the era of swing. James Morrison remarks that Hetty has a "a stage presence only matched by the clarity of her voice" and included her as the featured soloist for his latest international sell-out symphonic concert "The A to Z of Jazz" - which toured Asia, Australia and New Zealand in 2014 - 2015.

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Concert 3: The Sydney Welsh Choir

was held on Sunday July 23 2017

The Choir were back by popular demand! Bringing the rich tapestry of loved music, with the stirring songs of the vocal tradition of Wales. Songs, lullabies, up-tempo music and familiar hymns they provided another memorable afternoon of entertainment, with brilliant soloists and plenty of humour! The choir, under the baton of Maestro Viv Llewellyn, has sung at all major performance venues in Sydney, as well as making frequent overseas tours, where they have performed at York Minster, Canterbury and Winchester Cathedrals, as well as cathedrals in the USA, France and Italy. Since 1990 the choir has returned on a number of occasions to its roots in Wales, with performances in historic castles, cathedrals and concert halls there, as well as in many countries along the way. The choir is much sought-after for special performances on Anzac Day, St. David's Day and charity events. St. Ives Uniting Church was delighted to welcome members back for another exciting performance.

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Concert 4: Our Number One performer,

Pianist Simon Tedeschi with

Sydney Symphony Principal Violist Roger Benedict

was held on Sunday August 20, 2017

Australia's best-loved pianist, Simon is our most regular and popular performer. He returned this season with the brilliant Principal viola player from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Roger Benedict, in a program of classics. Following his performances of Rachmaninov with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Simon was delighted to return with a concert of Romantic Classics to sweep you off your feet.

Joined by Roger Benedict, Sydney Symphony's Principal Viola and Artistic Director of the SSO Fellows, Simon and Roger performed Schubert's ever-popular Arpeggione Sonata and songs from Winterreise, as well as works by Brahms, Schumann and Hans Gal, from Roger's critically acclaimed album, "Voices in the Wilderness" (Melba Recordings). An afternoon with two of our finest musicians and some of the most beautiful and romantic music ever written for piano and viola.

The Magic of Music 2017 Flyer

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Click on the following link for Stations of the Cross images (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011)

Click on the following link for Stations of Creation Advent Concert program.


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