Australian Brandenburg Orchestra: Noël! Noël!
- Date: Saturday, 6 December 2014, 5pm & 7pm
- Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre — Cnr Southbank Boulevard & Sturt Street, Southbank, VIC
- Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online
This immensely popular series is not just carols but a mischievous affirmation of life that fuses the modern with the ancient.
The angelic voices of the Brandenburg Choir combine with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra on period instruments to present a sound that is simple, pure and completely joyous. The result will leave you uplifted. It is absolute bliss.
Paul Dyer loves to surprise us each year with this wonderful series. Along with the serene beauty of the strings, we hear the gorgeous sound of a single soprano, medieval hymns infused with contemporary sounds and much more, as Paul takes us on a magical journey to round off the year. Some music you will be intimately familiar with, some you will hear for the very first time.
Noël! Noël! with its timeless and ageless appeal is the perfect gift to share with family and friends.
These concerts include: Gregorian chant, medieval carols, French and German hymns, English Christmas songs and many favourites such as Christmas Night; O Come All Ye Faithful; Once in Royal David’s City; and Stille Nacht. This is music that is rich and fun.
Young Sydney composer Alice Chance has arranged two stunning solo vocal pieces for the Brandenburg Choir. One is a hit from the best-selling Swoon Collections (from ABC Classic FM breakfast), the Ave Maria which was originally attributed to Baroque composer Caccini (but we now know was written in 1970 by Russian composer Vavilov). The second is the emotional powerhouse “Ebben! ne andrò lontana” from the opera La Wally, an aria made famous in the '80s by the cult classic of French cinema, Diva.
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