Sydney Chamber Choir: Creativity + Loss
- Date: Sunday, 14 June 2015, 3pm
- Venue: The Great Hall, University of Sydney — Quadrangle, Sydney, NSW
- Tickets: Adults: $50 | Children: $40 | Concession: $40 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 1300 661 738
Sydney Chamber Choir is 40! And to celebrate we are presenting a concert that explores the ambiguous relationship between creativity and loss, viewed through the prism of music written in response to grief. Brahms’s German Requiem was inspired by the death of the composer’s mother and also perhaps by the death of his friend and rival Robert Schumann. Ave Regina Caelorum also had a strong personal connection with the composer Dufay, who wanted it sung at his own deathbed. Ligeti’s Lux Aeterna takes its text from the traditional Latin Requiem Mass, but reached an immense audience when it was featured in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. We also look forward with great anticipation to the performance of a newly commissioned work Above the Water by Australian composer Clare Maclean, with whom the choir has had a long and rich association.
Performers: Sydney Chamber Choir conducted by Nicholas Routley, Belinda Montgomery - soprano, Alexander Knight - baritone
Featured non-Australian music: Ligeti Lux Aeterna, Dufay Nuper Rosarum Flores, Ockeghem Salve Regina, Josquin Veni Sancte Spiritus, Brahms A German Requiem
Featured Australian Works
|Above the water : for SSAATTBB choir (2015) by Clare Maclean — World premiere|
— performed by Sydney Chamber Choir and Nicholas Routley
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