Brilliant Brahms

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  • Location: Noosa Bicentennial Hall, Sunshine Beach 4567 Queensland


German Requiem
Song of Destiny
Double Concerto for Violin and Cello

Presented in association with Noosa Longweekend

The three works in this concert are a tribute to Brahms the musical perfectionist and to his brilliance in conveying deep human emotion and an optimistic message for mankind.

Johannes Brahms German Requiem has been described as a “most profound and overtly emotional composition. A work of melting radiance.”

And now you have the opportunity of hearing this most beautiful and popular classical choral piece in an afternoon of masterworks by one of the world’s finest composers.

Conducted by Adrian King, Noosa Chorale and the Sunshine Coast Sinfonia will perform the Requiem and The Song of Destiny, a short, beautiful work of hope and consolation for the living. Soloists in the Requiem are Gaynor Morgan and baritone Patrick Donnelly.

Gaynor is one of Australia’s leading sopranos. As a concert soloist Gaynor has performed at major concert venues throughout the UK. Like Gaynor, baritone Patrick Donnelly is celebrated for his operatic, oratorio and concert soloist repertoire. He has performed at major opera houses and concert halls in the UK, Italy, France, Germany and Spain.

A plus for the program is the majestic Brahms Double Concerto featuring Rachel Smith (violin) and Louise King (cello).

Rachel has been a member of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra since 1997 and has held the position of Principal First Violin since January 2008. She has also performed with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.  

Louise King is a modern and baroque cellist who has worked extensively throughout the UK, Europe, Egypt and Asia with the BBC Philharmonic, the Hallé Orchestra and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. She has built up an enthusiastic following as a soloist since moving to the Sunshine Coast in 2003. She enjoys working with community orchestras and as a recitalist, chamber musician, recording artist, master class presenter, adjudicator and teacher

In 2002 Noosa Chorale sang Handel’s oratorio Judas Maccabaeus at the inaugural Noosa Longweekend and was voted among the festival’s top four events. International pianist Piers Lane was in the audience and he described the performance as “fantastic and exciting”.

This year’s showcase concert is a special tribute by the Chorale to the festival’s 10th anniversary. It will be a musical experience to delight Chorale fans old and new.  

Brilliant Brahms

Sunday 26 June
Bicentennial Hall
Sunshine Beach
$38, Conc $33

Bookings: online at, (07) 5455 4455

Noosa Chorale :
PO Box 284 Noosaville 4566, Noosa Heads
07 5474 0334
Noosa Chorale

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Noosa Bicentennial Hall, Sunshine Beach

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