'Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.' Victor Hugo
Next Gig: Slam Messiah with River City Voices
RIVER CITY VOICES recently featured in a national advertising campaign. Parramatta Times write-up here.
GLOBAL MOMENTUM: We partnered with the Global Alliance of Queer Choirs & GALA Choruses to launch 'Global Momentum', an online concert series showcasing what queer choirs around the world are doing. View here.
GAQC also launched a Collaborations Handbook - a free resource to help make sure your next tour, collaboration or partnership is respectful, inclusive, and a fabulous time.
ANNOUNCING MASTERCLASSES IN OPERA CONDUCTING with MAESTRO CARLO MONTANARO - July 2022. Read more.
Third time lucky, we hope - Blackheath Choral Festival moved to August 2022. Sarah remains as the Festival Choir director. Read the Blue Mountains Gazette article.
Mel recently put together this morning sweetener for Connect Mac Park with the Rosemont String Quartet:
And we're over a year into THE KLEIN-ARKINSTALL PROJECT: development of a new opera about a young woman living and performing with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, with an all-female creative team. Read more here.
We're arts & event professionals with 30 years' combined experience in the industry. Penicka-Smith Arts & Event Management is our way to bring together Mel's dynamism, eye for detail & quick thinking, with Sarah's vision, creativity, & communication. Together we have worked with community choirs, orchestras, & choral festivals, produced chamber & children's operas, led international choir tours, & provided consultancy services to amateur & professional organisations. Click the links to find out more about our partnership & our professional pursuits.