Bendigo Chamber Choir

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Christmas Concert—23 November 2008

Conducted by Edmund Beilharz OAM
with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra (leader Jean Lehmann) and guest soloists

When and where

Sunday 23 November 2008, 2:30 pm
Bendigo Town Hall, Lyttleton Terrace, Bendigo.


  • Orlando di Lasso (1532–1594) Adoramus Te, Christe
  • Tomas Luis de Victoria (~1548–1611) Ne Timeas Maria
  • Jacob Handl (1550–1591) Ecce Concipies
  • Hans Leo Hassler (~1564–1612) Dixit Maria
  • Michael Praetorius (1571–1621) Omnis Mundis Jocundetur
  • Dietrich Buxtehude (1637–1707) Das Neugebor’ne Kindelein (with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra)
  • Georg Frideric Handel (1685–1759) Zadok the Priest (with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) Cantata BWV 82 Ich Habe Genug (Bendigo Chamber Orchestra and guest soloists)
  • Benedetto Marcello (1686–1739) Concerto for oboe and orchestra in D minor (Bendigo Chamber Orchestra and guest soloist)
  • Benjamin Britten (1913–1976) A Shepherd’s Carol words by W H Auden
  • Peter Sculthorpe (1929–) Morning Song for the Christ Child
  • John Tavener (1944–) A Christmas Round and Today the Virgin

We are sad to announce that this is the final concert of our musical director of 12 years, Edmund Beilharz OAM, and the leader of the Bendigo Chamber Orchestra, Jean Lehmann, who are both retiring. They have contributed a huge amount both behind and in front of the scenes. From the bottom of our hearts, and on behalf of all of the audience that we have reached with your leadership and help over the years, thank you, Edmund and Jean!

Information and Tickets

Enquiries about the concert: info[at] or call Edmund 03 5435 3869

Tickets: from Capital Theatre 03 5434 6100 or at the door

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Workshop for Choir Singers—14 September 2008

When and where

Sunday 14 Sep 2008 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

St Andrews Church Hall  Myers St  Bendigo

You will learn about and practise

  • Vocal health
  • The natural volume of our voice
  • Relaxing the body while singing
  • ‘Sleeping breath’
  • Giving your voice space through correct posture
  • The ‘calling’ technique
  • Getting more out of your voice with less effort
  • Harmony and rhythm—with a Georgian flavour
  • Balancing voice resonance & overtones for a full-bodied sound

Presenters and format

The workshop has 2 presenters, specialists who will advance our skills in voice, harmony and rhythm. Participants divide into 2 groups. The presenters each run a 90 minute session with each group. At the end of the workshop the presenters direct a ‘big sing’ for the whole group.

Voice production and health (how to sing)

Presenter: John Lander
Getting more out of your voice with less effort; vocal health; ‘sleeping breath’; relaxation of the body; the ‘calling’ technique; the natural volume of our voice; giving your voice space through correct posture; balancing voice resonance and overtones in a choir for a full-bodied sound.

Harmony and rhythm (what to sing)

Presenter: Dr Nino Tsitsishvili
Developing our sense of harmony and rhythm—with a Georgian flavour.

Who may attend

Anyone may attend who sings in a choir or who wants to sing in a choir.

Information and tickets

Enquiries: or David 0408 053 990

Tickets: $40 from Capital Theatre 03 5434 6100

Tickets may be available at the door if there is space in the workshop.

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Winter Concert—22 June 2008

Conductor: Edmund Beilharz OAM

with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra (leader: Jean Lehmann)

When and where

Sunday 22 June 2008, 2:30 pm
Bendigo Town Hall


  • Lionel Power (~1375–1445) Sanctus and Benedictus
  • William Byrd (~1539–1623) Teach me, O Lord
  • Claudio Monteverdi (1576–1643) Beatus Vir (with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra)
  • Henry Purcell (1659–1695) Thy Word is a Lantern
  • Georg Frideric Handel (1685–1759) The King shall Rejoice (with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) Suite #3 in D Major for Orchestra (Bendigo Chamber Orchestra)
  • Benjamin Britten (1913–1976) Te Deum

Information and tickets

$20, $15, Tickets at door or Capital Theatre 5434 6100
Please join us for afternoon tea after the performance.

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