Local Soprano Josie Ryan to Feature in Sydney Chamber Choir’s Winter Nights

After the sell-out success of last year’s “Winter Nights”, the Sydney Chamber Choir returns to the Neilson at Walsh Bay with a whole new selection to thrill and seduce you.

Drink and dine harbourside before, during, or after one of two Saturday, 29 June 2024 performances of the Sydney Chamber Choir’s latest intoxicating cocktail of velvety choral music—with a jazz band in tow!

Sydney Chamber Choir presents Winter Nights
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Greenwich local Soprano Josie Ryan is a member of the Sydney Chamber Choir.

Josie Ryan holds a Master’s degree in Early Vocal Music and Historical Performance Practice from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and is currently undertaking PhD studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Previously an ensemble singer with numerous European groups, Josie is now a featured soloist with Australian ensembles, including Salut! Baroque, The Marais Project, The Sydney Consort, Sydney Chamber Choir, and the choirs of St James’ King Street and St Mary’s Cathedral.

She has been a frequent performer with Cantillation and Pinchgut Opera since their founding.

Josie has been the soprano of Josie and the Emeralds since its inception in 2011.

She has also toured with the Australian Brandenburg Ensemble and Orchestra and featured with them in the Sydney Festival season of Rembrandt Live, a theatre piece directed by John Bell, at the Art Gallery of NSW.

Josie has also featured as a soloist in the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s 2020 online content and with the Song Company in performances and recordings, including the roles of Victory, Knowledge of God, Discretion and Patience in Hildegard of Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum. Josie also enjoys working as a conductor and vocal coach with singers of all ages and experiences.

Josie told ITC:

“I am a regular singer at St Michael’s Catholic Church, and people might know me from the Sunday evening mass, which I lead nearly every weekI grew up singing in St Michael’s School choir longer ago than I care to remember.

I’m looking forward to the upcoming Sydney Chamber Choir concert at The Neilson because last year was such a stunning success.

I can’t wait to share the beautiful space and exciting program with another audience.

I have sung in the hall a few times since then, and I am even more aware of how special the venue is.

Come along and be blown away! And hurry because I know tickets are going very quickly indeed!”

Take a walk on the harbourside and let the music warm your heart… Fireside!

Booking Details

Sydney Chamber Choir presents FIRESIDE

Saturday, 29 June, 5.00 pm and 8.00 pm

The Neilson, ACO Pier 2/3 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

Tickets and information: www.sydneychamberchoir.org/fireside

Programme Highlights

Waldemar Åhlén Sommarpsalm (Summer Hymn)

Edvard Grieg Ave Maris Stella

Ēriks Ešenvalds Only in Sleep

René Clausen Tonight Eternity Alone

J.S. Bach arr. Swingle Prelude no 9 in E from the Well-Tempered Clavier

Hans Lang, arr. Björk and Crellin – It’s Oh So Quiet

Lennon/McCartney arr. Crellin – Norwegian Wood

Louiguy/Edith Piaf, arr. Crellin – La vie en rose

Mia Makaroff Butterfly  &  Mitä kaikatat, kivonen? (Why are you complaining, grindstone?)

Ruth Moody, arr. Crossin – One Voice

Jan Sandström Det är en ros utsprungen (Lo, how a rose e’er blooming)

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