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Alice Chance - Featured Composer


Alice Chance is a fast-emerging young composer with a passion for choral singing and writing. The Leichhardt Espresso Chorus has commissioned a number of works from her, including Christmas Carols Three Kings and Prayer for Harmony and the Aesop’s Fables Suite (2013). 


Alice’s work has also been performed by ensembles such as Sydney Youth Orchestras (where she was a composer in residence in 2012) and the Australian Youth Choir.  She has performed her own Viola da Gamba (a baroque predecessor to the cello) composition, O Pastor Animarum at the Sydney Opera House as part of the HSC 2011 ENCORE series – this piece has also been performed by The Marais Project and broadcast on national radio.

In 2013, Alice was the composer in residence at the Moorambilla Festival in Coonamble. She has also been Composer in Residence for The Sydney Children’s Choir.


During 2013, her works were premiered by The Sydney Conservatorium Early Music Ensemble, Waverley College Junior School, Maribella Women's A Capella and the MLC School Chamber Choir on their tour of the USA. During her second year of a Bachelor of Music Composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music she was recently awarded the 2012 Ignaz Friedman Memorial Prize for academic merit in Composition.


You can listen to some of Alice's recent compositions on her Soundcloud page. Her work is featured in the 2014 ABC documentary Outback Choir and in the 2015 film Wide Open Sky. In 2016, Alice was composer in residence for Sydney Children's Choir and an associate artist with Barangaroo NSW, creating several new works including a sound installation. 


Alice is currently completing her Honours at Sydney Conservatorium of Music where she was awarded the 2012 Ignaz Friedman Memorial Prize for academic merit in Composition.



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