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Classics in Callan Park

23-Feb-2017                 

Our chamber choir, Ristretto, is performing at Classics at Callan Park on Sunday 26 March. This free concert (4pm - 7pm) also features The Metropolitan Orchestra performing Handel's Messiah. And Ristretto will perform highlights Andrew Howe's From Hell to Heaven (inspired by Callan Park). This free concert is presented by Leichhardt Council and Sydne..

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Calling Inner West Kids

01-Nov-2016                 

Join the Carols on Norton Kid's Choir for Christmas 2016. Do your kids love to sing? Would they like to sing in the Carols on Norton Children's Choir (http://www.espressochorus.com.au/ChildrensChorus) in the fabulous concert in Pioneers Park? They can! It's all FREE, sponsored by Leichhardt Council and conducted by award-winning children's edu..

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Dubbo Concert: 12 pm 25th Sept

06-Jul-2016                 

Dubbo Performance of "Callan Park" In 2016 30 Espresso Chorus members are looking forward to travelling to Orange, Coonabarabran, Baradine and then to Dubbo to join the young singers and other musicians associated with the Moorambilla Voices project. In addition to some wine tasting, fun on the bus, and watching in awe the enormous talent of these young..

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Make a Noise! Public Percussion...

11-Nov-2015                 

Become part of the FREE 'Make a Noise!' Public Percussion workshops for women and girls. BYO percussion instrument or drum to an awesome workshop-come-rehearsal with conductor Michelle Leonard (http://www.espressochorus.com.au/musicians-1/michelle-leonard) and the women of leading Australian percussion ensemble Taikoz (http://www.taikoz.com) The..

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APRA/AMCOS awards finalist

20-Jul-2015                 

Today we welcomed the exciting news that Dan Walker (http://www.espressochorus.com.au/musicians-1/dan-walker)'s Mass of Deliverance, commissioned by Leichhardt Espresso Chorus in 2014, is a finalist in the APRA/AMCOS Art Music Awards for Choral Work of the Year. (http://apraamcos.com.au/awards/2015-awards/art-awards-2015/vocalchoral-work-of-the-yea..

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LEC stars in Outback Choir

12-Nov-2014                 

On November 30th at 7.40pm ABC premieres a new documentary "Outback Choir" about Moorambilla Voices and our Artistic Director Michelle Leonard. Leichhardt Espresso Chorus is proud to support Moorambilla Voices and is featured in this national documentary. Come and watch a live screening with us at the Forum Cultural Centre on Sunday 30 November. For ..

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'G' is for GOSH! We sold out!

27-Oct-2014                 

We've had many a sell out concert, but this one was different. The combination of brilliant programming, a stunning venue and top class musicians lead to our first ever concert to sell out nearly a week before the performance. It was forty years ago that John Rutter wrote his vibrant and uplifting Gloria for choir, brass, organ and ..

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Espresso Chorus in Limelight

24-May-2014                 

Sally Whitwell writes about her new work commissioned by Leichhardt Espresso Chorus for our upcoming 'S' concert. Limelight Magazine has printed Sally's recent blog post, a thoughtful monologue about making classical music relevant. Read the article here…Limelight Magazine (http://www.limelightmagazine.com.au/Article/386167,sally-w..

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Vocal Works Weekend Workshop

31-Jan-2014                 

Our first event for 2014 is VOCAL WORKS WEEKEND WORKSHOP, which is taking place in the stunning acoustics of Marrickville Town Hall on Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and March 2. It's a rare chance for export vocal tuition by three outstanding professionals - our own Michelle Leonard, renowned vocal coach Manuela Ochakovski and internati..

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Keep Calm and Carol On

20-Oct-2013                 

Kids! Like to sing to an audience of over 3,000 people? Join the Carols on Norton Children's Choir. Rehearsals begin 28th November at 5pm at The Forum. It's free for all children, presented by Leichhardt Espresso Chorus and Leichhardt Council and sponsored by MarketPlace Leichhardt. For more information click here... (http://ww..

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Espresso Kids Choirs

17-Jun-2013                 

After the stunning success of it’s children’s choir for Carols on Norton, Leichhardt Espresso Chorus launched a regular kids choir under the artistic direction of prominent music educator Michelle Leonard. We kicked off in term 2 and are about to perform in our first concert (/performance/aesops-fables). We have several choirs for v..

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Tenors and Basses Wanted!

11-Jan-2013                 

We are always looking for tenors and basses! If you crave local fame and fortune, not to mention camaraderie and great music in your life then join us – we’d LOVE to have you. While we currently have limited opportunities for sopranos and altos, the exception to this is women who bring along a tenor or bass! For more information, see our Join Us ..

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Carols on Norton up for Award

09-Nov-2012                 

Carols on Norton has been shortlisted for the 2012 ArtsHub Awards. You can vote for Carols on Norton to win in its category: Contribution to the Australian community by a group, organisation or company. To vote for us, click the badge below and then choose "Carols on Norton" in the drop-down box for category 7. (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/artsHub..

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Choir in residence - Moorambilla

16-Sep-2012                 

This week 70 singers from LEC will travel to Baradine and Coonamble to participate in the seventh Moorambilla Festival. LEC has participated in all seven festivals as choir-in-residence. The Moorambilla Festival was created and is directed by LEC’s Artistic Director and Festival Artistic Director Michelle Leonard. Coonamble is her home to..

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National award for Moorambilla

15-Aug-2012                 

LEC congratulates Moorambilla Voices and the Moorambilla Festival for recently receiving the National Award for Excellence in a Regional Area at the 2012 APRA/AMCOS Australian Music Centre Art Music Awards. This follows on from a highly successful year in terms of peer and industry recognition. In September 2011 the Moorambilla Festival (http://www.moora..

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Hear us at the Opera House

23-May-2012                 

LEC will take part in the Australian premiere of the Ask the Sky and the Earth concert at the Sydney Opera House on 16 July 2012. Featuring a large symphony orchestra and chorus, this grand work conveys the human story of the Chinese Cultural Revolution of the 1960s. Ask the Sky and the Earth is unique in that grapples with this difficult history wh..

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Hear a world premiere in June

09-May-2012                 

LEC will perform the world premieres of three new songs at our concerts in June 2012. Commissioned by friends of the LEC and recently written by Sally Whitwell (http://www.espressochorus.com.au/musicians-1/sally-whitwell), these songs all celebrate long-term friendship. They are: Twisting Up (text by Marie Tulip) Some Future Time (texts by Sapp..

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Margie Moore OAM

29-Jun-2011                 

Margie Moore was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2011 Australia Day Honours for service to the arts through music education. The award recognises her role in developing the Sydney Symphony Orchestra education and musician training program and her contribution to the Orff Schulwerk Association for creative music education and movement ..

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Congratulations Moorambilla!

04-May-2011                 

The Moorambilla Voices organisation has won a prestigious award at the 2011 Art Music Awards presented by the Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA) and the Australian Music Centre (AMC). Moorambilla Voices won the NSW award for Excellence by an organisation. The award was presented at a gala event held at the Sydney Theatre, Walsh Bay on Tu..

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Christmas songs for sale - just $2

17-Dec-2010                 

LEC is proud to bring you downloadable Christmas songs for sale by the track. There are eight fresh new songs to get you into the seasonal spirit! The songs are all new works that were written for us by local composers and were premiered at Carols on Norton (/Carols) during the last 5 years. All were recorded at our Carols@HighNoon concert on 28 Novembe..

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Music In Communities Awards

01-Jun-2008                 

The Music Council of Australia rewards music making activities and projects. The Leichhardt Espresso Chorus as 'Choir in Residence' at the Moorambilla Festival (http://www.espressochorus.com.au/Admin/www.moorambilla.org.au) has been recognised in the 2008 Music in Communities Awards for its mentoring program of rural children and adult choirs. Moorambi..

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