SCC Junior Performing Choir joins the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows onstage at the Conservatorium of Music for two performances of this children’s opera. The production is part of Out of the Shadows: Rediscovering Jewish music and theatre, which brings new life to rediscovered music and theatrical works by Jewish refugee artists.
Wilhelm Grosz was a successful composer, performer, and record producer until the rise of the Nazis. Fleeing Berlin for Vienna, he soon relocated his family to the safety of London in 1934. In Britain the composer was prevented from working by the Musician’s Union, so he wrote songs under the name Will Grant, composing Red Sails in the Sunset, Isle of Capri and a dozen more hits. Written in partnership with the popular children’s author Rose Fyleman, Grosz’s children’s opera Red-Riding-Hood is a witty, charming romp through the well-known fairy tale, with surprises around the corner. The Sydney Children’s Choir are accompanied by the SSO Fellows, directed by Christopher Harley and conducted by Joseph Toltz.
Composer: Will Grant (Wilhelm Grosz)
Words: Rose Fyleman
Orchestration: Roy Douglas
Director: Christopher Harley
Music Director: Joseph Toltz
Chorus master: Atalya Masi
Pianist: Owen Elsley