Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
- Date: Sunday, 26 July 2009, 5pm
- Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch Hall — Melbourne Recital Centre, Cnr Southbank Boulevard & Sturt Street, Southbank, VIC
- Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333
From the 16th century to the current day, this program by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus ranges from exquisite musical prayers of lamentation and appeal to Bach’s profoundly joyous motet for double-choir, Singet dem Herrn. In a co-commission between the MSO Chorus, Sydney Chamber Choir and London’s Elysian Singers, Paul Stanhope’s Exile Lamentations is a powerfully expressive setting of Biblical texts and the poems of exile by Palestinian writer Jabra Ibrahim Jabra.
Performers: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Jonathan Grieves-Smith, conductor, Siobhan Stagg, soprano, Warren Trevelyan-Jones.
Featured non-Australian music: Schubert, Purcell, Lassus, Poulenc, Mendelssohn, Britten, Bach
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9699 3333
Featured Australian Works
||Exile lamentations : three choruses for SATB choir (2008) by Paul Stanhope — Australian premiere|
— performed by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Jonathan Grieves-Smith
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