Sunday 17 November 2019
PLEASE NOTE: NO DVD BEFOREHAND
2.00pm: Christmas concert with Rebecca MacCallion and Daniel Macey, and pianist Dr Bradley Kunda
Followed by Christmas party - Join us for song, wine, food, raffle prizes and Christmas cheer.
Each member attending is asked to bring a plate.
St Columba's Centre, 53A Ocean Street (cnr Forth Street), Woollahra
- a short walk from the Goethe Institut
- the 389 bus passes the Centre
- there is a level entrance in Forth Street.
Members $40 / Guests $45 / Students fulltime $20
(We don't take bookings - just pay at the door on arrival.)
Wagner Society in NSW sponsored Rebecca MacCallion and Dr Bradley Kunda at the Berlin Opera Academy 2019. They will be moving to Berlin in January, 2020.
Rebecca MacCallion holds a Bachelor of Music from the Australian National University, and is currently a sponsored Young Artist with Pacific Opera. Her 2019 season has included performing the roles of Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni for the Berlin Summer Opernfest, Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and La Sorella Infermiera in Puccini’s Suor Angelica with Pacific Opera. Previously, Rebecca appeared in various supporting roles in the Sydney Philharmonic Choirs’ 2018 production of Candide at the Sydney Opera House (directed by Mitchell Butel). Recital credits include a solo concert in the Art Gallery of NSW’s Resonate series, broadcasts in ABC Classic FM’s Sunday Live series, and a recital for the Project Cancíon Español (Spain). Rebecca is a recipient of The Australia-Britain Society Award for Voice, and grants from the Wagner Society in NSW and the Friends of the ANU School of Music. She holds a Master’s degree in speech and language pathology from the University of Sydney.
Daniel completed the Advanced Opera Diploma at the Sydney Conservatorium in 2013. In Australia he has performed as Sandy in Peter Maxwell Davies’ The Lighthouse, Conte and Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, Marcello in La Boheme, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Re di Scozia in Ariodante, and Michele in Il Tabarro, Harlekin/Wigmaker in Ariadne auf Naxos, conducted by Simone Young, and most recently, sang Der Vater in Hansel und Gretel with Pacific Opera.
He has also been working with Opera Australia in their chorus and School's Touring Company since 2014, and is singing his first role, Morales, in the upcoming 2020 Opera Australia tour of Carmen. Daniel has also performed internationally; Conte in Le Nozze di Figaro (Hawaii Performing Arts Festival), Guglielmo and Sagrestano in Cosi fan Tutte and Tosca (Greve Opera Academy, Italy), and Papageno in The Magic Flute (Connecticut Lyric Opera).
Daniel won the Wagner Society in NSW Best German Lied Award at the Sydney International Song Prize 2019 with this Beethoven cycle.
DR BRADLEY KUNDA
Bradley Kunda is a Doctor of Music Performance from the Australian National University. After a career spanning more than ten years as one of Australia’s foremost classical guitarists, he is currently pursuing a master’s degree in collaborative piano at the prestigious Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and has recently served as trainee pianist for the New Zealand Singing School and an apprentice répétiteur at the Berlin Opera Academy. Bradley has already enjoyed collaborations with several outstanding Australian singers including Christine Douglas (former principal artist, Opera Australia), Nicholas Jones (young artist, Opera Australia), and numerous talented singers within the Pacific Opera Young Artist Program. Bradley is also an established composer and experienced teacher and student development professional. Represented as an Associate Artist of the Australian Music Centre, he is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK). His recordings appear on the ABC Classics, Tall Poppies, and Soundset Recordings labels.