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Spem in Alium with the Gesualdo 6 and The Giovanni Consort

posted 5 Jun 2020, 19:51 by Thomas Friberg   [ updated 5 Jun 2020, 20:10 ]

Friday 14th February 2020, Winthrop Hall

I first met Owain Park in Eton while on my first Eton Choral Choral course in the UK on 12th July 2008. We were in the same 'consort' group. Having sung with a couple of the members of the Gesualdo Six over a decade earlier in the Rudolfus choir and National youth choir of Great Britain, it was nice to see that they were following their passion for music and making it to an international touring level. It was great to see how far Owain had come from there. If felt like he had taken many of the best qualities of the directors I know we'd both worked with and rolled them in to his own brand of calm, professionalism and deep appreciation for the music he was creating with other people.

This spem was my favourite to date, singing with friends across three choirs. This was my 4th attempt at it (1st with Rodolfus, next with i Fagiolini, the Tallis Scholars and now with Gesualdo Six) and it was nice to 100% nail all of the tricky phrasing, notes and rhythms and have the confidence to listen while singing and experience the performance as a spectator as well as a singer.

I think this concert might be my last for a while. With things picking up at work, it feels like a full circle has been made and that it's time to focus a little more on my professional career and maybe also take that to an international touring standard.

Bach's Christmas Oratorio with St George's Cathedral Consort

posted 12 Nov 2019, 01:07 by Thomas Friberg   [ updated 12 Nov 2019, 01:08 ]

7:30pm, 13th December 2019

The cream of WA musicianship, conducted by Artistic Director Joseph Nolan, performs a Christmas favourite. Exquisite soloists sing with the Orchestra of St George and the highly acclaimed St George's Cathedral Consort, to raise your Christmas spirit with the spine-tingling music of Bach.

This event is held at Perth Concert Hall.

Joseph Nolan Conductor
Sara Macliver Soprano
Fiona Campbell Mezzo
Paul McMahon Tenor
Andrew Foote Baritone

Verdi Requiem with WASO and St George's Cathedral Consort

posted 12 Nov 2019, 01:05 by Thomas Friberg

7:30pm 29th and 30th November 2019, Perth Concert Hall

From the WASO website:

Operatic in its earth-shaking intensity.
Since his first appearance with WASO in 1999, Asher Fisch has forged a powerful connection with the Orchestra. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his debut we go back to where it all began as Asher conducts Verdi’s transcendent and monumental Requiem.

Operatic in its earth-shaking intensity, Verdi’s great sacred masterpiece is staggeringly beautiful, dramatically exhilarating and heartfelt in its outpouring of human grief and devotion.

Join Asher Fisch, four world-class soloists plus the massed voices of three choruses for an incomparable concert experience.

VERDI Requiem

Asher Fisch conductor
Siobhan Stagg soprano (2019 WASO Artist in Association)
Stefanie Irányi mezzo soprano
Paul O’Neill tenor
Warwick Fyfe baritone
WASO Chorus
St George’s Cathedral Consort
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Rejoice in the lamb with The Giovanni Consort

posted 12 Nov 2019, 01:00 by Thomas Friberg   [ updated 12 Nov 2019, 01:02 ]

7:00pm, Saturday, 23 November 2019, St Mary's South Perth

A celebration of music from the United Kingdom. Conducted by Kate McNamara, the choir will examine repertoire from a variety of composers that demonstrates why British Choral music is still held in such high regard.

Here's a sample of what's coming up in the concert:

All Souls at St Mary's South Perth

posted 12 Nov 2019, 00:57 by Thomas Friberg   [ updated 18 Nov 2019, 21:44 ]

4pm 3 November

We presented Faure's Requiem during this solemn service. Here are some video captures of some of my solos from the requiem:

Macbeth with the WA Opera as Apparition and chorus member

posted 11 Nov 2019, 20:07 by Thomas Friberg

7:30pm, 19th, 22nd, 24th and 26th October 2019, His Majesty's Theatre, Perth

A gripping telling of Shakespeare’s classic boasts one of Verdi’s most renowned scores. Experience Macbeth as you’ve never seen it before. Lord Macbeth was a loyal General who had sworn allegiance to the King of Scotland but when a group of witches reveal a prophecy that he will one day be King, he and Lady Macbeth become consumed by greed and their callous actions lead to a never-ending circle of lies.


The Giovanni Consort Album launch as Videographer

posted 11 Nov 2019, 20:00 by Thomas Friberg

28th September 2019

I had the pleasure of making this debut album for the Consort happen as organiser, digital director and videographer. Here is a playlist to bring you in to the room of the launch event for this album which is also now available on Spotify and all the usual music streaming services.

Guildford Songfest with The Giovanni Consort

posted 11 Nov 2019, 19:57 by Thomas Friberg

13th and 15th April 2019

[link] The Consort will be performing 3 short sets over the period of the conference. While the times and details of our involvement is yet to be announced, have a look at the Choralfest 2019 website for some insight in to the main schedule.

Giovanni in the Ballroom as videographer

posted 11 Nov 2019, 19:54 by Thomas Friberg

4pm 11th August 2019

My first time capturing a whole concert with multiple angles and cameras. Here's a playlist from the concert:

Christmas in July with The Giovanni Consort

posted 11 Nov 2019, 19:52 by Thomas Friberg

7pm 25th July 2019

Here's a 5 minute introduction to this concert, bringing some Christmas cheer to our cold Perth July. Since I was singing, it wasn't possible to catch much of the performance on video.

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