Dynasty8 Chamber Choir

 

Spring Carol

 

 

Latest Concert announced – June 2017

 

REST – beautiful music in beautiful spaces

 Dynasty8 Chamber Choir was formed two years ago, under the direction of Elizabeth Swain OAM. They sing a broad repertoire of modern and ancient vocal music, and are based in the Byron Bay area. Dynasty8 includes local choir leaders Andrew Swain, Adrian Brett, Anita Kuhn and Janet Swain, as well as Kathryn Walker, Brigid Kramer and Barry Firth.

You are invited to join Dynasty8 Chamber Choir for a unique choral experience. You can unwind, take a break, luxuriate in a calm warm space as you listen to an hour-long programme of music ranging from 12th century Irish chant to gorgeous contemporary choral pieces

You will be free to move around quietly during the performance, sit or lie down and close your eyes, stretch and then be still, letting the sounds wash over and through you. Bring your favourite doona and cushions. Blankets, warm socks, mats and pillows will also be provided. Chairs will also be provided.

‘These concerts are a bit of an experiment,’ explained Liz Swain. ‘We wanted to bring this gorgeous music to a wider audience, who might enjoy a deep experience of the purity of the voice in a comfortable and restful environment. This music is actually designed for deep meditation, and we hope that people find some rest, rejuvenation and peace during and after the performance.’

‘Rest’ will be performed in two different spaces – 5pm on Friday afternoon 16th June at the Yellow Church in Mullumbimby, and 5pm Sunday afternoon 18th June at the Brunswick Heads Memorial Hall. Both places have lovely acoustics for choral music.

For enquiries and bookings email janet@songdynastymusic.com or buy tickets at www,trybooking.com

Cost is $15 or $10 concession.

Rest lowres

 

 

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Dynasty8 sings Bogoroditse, by Rachmaninoff. Live recording, 2016.

Dynasty8 Chamber Choir is an 8 voice ensemble of experienced singers, directed by Elizabeth Swain (Newington College, St Mary’s Cathedral Choir).

We sing mainly classical music both old and new, in beautiful spaces around the Byron Shire. We perform three or four times per year. We often prefer to sing barefoot!

Dynasty8 is Kathryn Walker, Janet Swain (sopranos), Brigid Kramer, Anita Kuhn (altos), Henry Pit, Barry Firth (tenors), Adrian Brett, Andrew Swain (basses)

For more information about this group please contact us – janet@songdynastymusic.com

2017 Concerts

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2016 concerts

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Next performance will be part of a multi faith church service at St Martin’s Anglican Church, on Sunday 25 September 2016 at 9am.

We will be singing with Dustyesky who will finish the service with a 15 minute concert.

Organ of Delight

Dynasty8 Chamber Choir is an 8 voice ensemble of experienced singers, directed by Elizabeth Swain (Newington College, St Mary’s Cathedral Choir).

Our next appearance will be as part of the Cape Byron Steiner School’s Winter Festival 2016, where we will be singing Britten’s haunting song “In the Bleak Mid Winter” and Morton Lauridsen’s gorgeous song “Sure on this Shining Night”.

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We sing mainly classical music both old and new, in beautiful spaces around the Byron Shire. We perform three or four times per year.

For more information about this group please contact us – janet@songdynastymusic.com

Elizabeth Swain is an accomplished musician in many areas. Her passion for classical music has enabled her to combine these and become a real musician’s musician. She has much to give in the field of musicianship, and I am sure that this will imbue any musical undertaking she embarks on here in the Northern Rivers. We are lucky she has moved here!

Nicholas Routley, musician, pianist, choir director Vox Caldera.

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