"...all the works were...impressive in concept and execution. ...they sang superbly."
"...the choir sang proudly, and the long a cappella section in [Respighi's Lauda per la Nativita del Signore] were excellently delivered."
"Conductor Karl Geiger has ensured they can turn a shapely phrase with the best and they are not short on tonal polish and sprightly rhythm either."
Graduate Singers, or ‘Grads,’ is one of Adelaide’s finest choirs (The Advertiser, 2016) and has been a dynamic member of the vibrant local choral music scene for 40 years. Grads has received critical acclaim as an exponent of fine choral music and enjoys a reputation for high standards of excellence throughout every aspect of presentation and performance.
Grads is committed to presenting high quality, accessible and diverse concerts, keeping the choral tradition alive and fresh. Grads prides itself on its versatility, being equally at home with large-scale choral standards as with intimate chamber works.
With strong ties to the local music community, Grads regularly collaborates with organisations and artists both established and emerging. Grads consists of some of Adelaide’s most experienced choral singers, many of whom frequently sing in the Adelaide Symphony Chorus and other major choral productions.
In addition to presenting its own concert series, Grads maintains a busy schedule of freelance engagements. Recent highlights include a sold-out Lunchtimes at Elder Hall Anzac Day Concert (2014), and numerous performances with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra including the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular (2015), Last Night of the Proms (2016), and Scotland the Brave (2017).
Past directors include conductor and vocalist Timothy Marks, founder and director of Adelaide Chamber Singers Carl Crossin OAM, and conductor and ABC Classic FM presenter Graham Abbott.
Karl Geiger, Director of Music
Karl Geiger is a pianist, organist, accompanist and conductor. A graduate of both the University of Melbourne and the Elder Conservatorium of Music (University of Adelaide), he has been involved in choral music his whole musical life, having sung in and played for many choirs.
An active accompanist, Karl was the inaugural winner of the Diana Harris Prize for Accompanying and was the winner of the 2010 Geoffrey Parsons Award for Accompaniment. He has had considerable experience as a vocal accompanist and orchestral continuo player (harpsichord and organ).
In addition to his position as Director of Music of Graduate Singers, Karl is the choral accompanist at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, accompanied the First Concert Choir of Young Adelaide Voices from 2010 until 2016, and regularly works with the Adelaide Chamber Singers and the Adelaide Symphony Chorus.
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