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  • Date: Sunday, 16 May 2010, 6pm
  • Venue: Fitter's Workshop — Wentworth Avenue, Next to Canberra Glassworks, Kingston, ACT
  • Series: This event is part of the Canberra International Music Festival 2010 series
  • Tickets: $39 / $35. Festival passes available — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 6275 2700

Event Details

Once considered more valuable than gold, MYRRH explores this ancient, amber-coloured fragrance through music for 100 voices and brass. Ross Edwards’s Eternity receives only its third performance since it was premiered at the 1974 Adelaide Festival. Equal parts sound installation and artistic ritual, it is a golden meditation on sound itself. John Tavener’s final cycle from his masterwork, The Veil of the Temple, premiered in 2003 to universal acclaim, will receive its Australian premiere in the stunning acoustic of The Fitters Workshop – revealing its Stradivarius-like golden sound.

Performers include:The Song Company, VOX, Oriana Chorale, Igitur Nos, The Resonants, Radford College Chamber Choir, Burgmann Anglican School Choirs, Woden Valley Youth Choir (dir. Alpha Gregory), Canberra Camerata, Louise Page (soprano), Catherine McCorkill (clarinet). Conductor: Roland Peelman. 

Featured non-Australian music: Tavener

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 6230 5880 or by email to info@cimf.org.au

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Eternity : SATB choir with chamber ensemble (1973) by Ross Edwards

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