Carlson Chorale

The Carlson Chorale pictured after the Ryde Eisteddfod win. L-R Adjudicator Pamela Herring, Ryde Eisteddfod Chairman Edna Wilde OAM, Sarah Woolley, Kathryn Jenkins, Lesley Wilson, Marilyn Murray, Jenny Holmes, Carole Handley, Beth Treseder, Rosalind Carlson (with shield), Julie Watts, Corinne Lodewijks, Rhys Kitto, Rosanne Jackson, Elizabeth Willis.

Arcadia resident Rosalind Carlson has shown not the slightest signs of slowing down in her 80th year, steering her female choir, the Carlson Chorale, towards first places in both the Sydney and Ryde Eisteddfods recently.

At the end of May the Carlson Chorale won Section 104 Small Voice Ensemble (Any Age) at the Sydney Eisteddfod held at the Concourse, Chatswood. With a mark of 93, the adjudicator Mr. Simon Kenway noted “Beautiful Musical Singing. Bravi tutti!!”

This win was followed at the end of July by wins at the Ryde Eisteddfod in Section 105 the Philip and Peggy Woods A Capella Choir and Section 106 the Ryde City Council Choral Award.

Adjudicator Mrs. Pamela Herring said the Chorale gave a “rounded recital program of excellent choral works.”

The Carlson Chorale will be performing at “The Hills are Alive” concert at 3 pm at the R.J. Philips Performance Centre at the Hills Grammar School Dural on Sunday the 5th November. Enquiries Christine Henderson – [email protected] or 0417 722 716.

The Carlson Chorale’s annual concert will be held on Sunday 19 November at 3 pm at the Mt. St. Benedict Convent Chapel, corner of Hull and Pennant Hills Roads, Pennant Hills. Enquiries Rosalind Carlson, 02 96531066.

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