Intervarsity Choral Festival Gala : Festival Choir and Wind Symphony
- Date: Friday, 17 July 2009, 8pm
- Venue: Stanley Burbury Theatre — University Centre, Sandy Bay Campus, Churchill Avenue, Hobart, TAS
- Tickets: Adults: $30Children: $25 Concession: $25 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 6234 5998
Intervarsity Choral Festival comes to Hobart for the first time in ten years! Join us for a gala concert celebrating sixty years of intervarsity choral festivals. A rare opportunity to hear Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Festival Overture with massed voices and wind symphony, as well as Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances and Tippett’s sublime Negro Spirituals from 'A Child of Our Time'. The concert will feature the world premiere of Matthew Orlovich’s setting of Roland Robinson’s poem 'The Blue Gum Forest', commissioned for the 60th Intervarsity Choral Festival. Don Kay’s Northward the Strait, commissioned for the Bicentenary and performed in 1989 as a choral suite of four poems by Gwen Harwood, will be heard for the first time with Harwood’s originally commissioned six poems, re-orchestrated for soprano, baritone, chorus and wind symphony. Two of the Harwood poems are previously unheard and unpublished! Don’t miss this 'once in a decade' concert.
Performers: 60th Intervarsity Festival Choir, Hobart Wind Symphony, conductors Simon Reade & June Tyzack, baritone Christopher Richardson and soprano Amy Richardson.
Featured non-Australian music: Tchaikovsky - '1812 Festival Overture'; Borodin - 'Polovtsian Dances'; Tippett - Negro Spirituals from 'A Child of Our Time'.
Featured Australian Works
|Northward the Strait : choir (1987) by Don Kay — World premiere|
|The Blue gum forest (satb choir with solo bass) (2009) by Matthew Orlovich — World premiere|
— performed by June Tyzack and Christopher Richardson
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