The Song Company: 30th anniversary concert
- Date: Thursday, 9 October 2014, 7pm
- Venue: Sydney Grammar School — College St, Darlinghurst, NSW
- Tickets: $25 — Tickets can be purchased online
The Song Company celebrates 30 years with an anniversary concert reflecting the wide range of its repertoire. Taking a 2000-year-old ritual, the ensemble will perform a composite mass where each movement is written by a different composer. This anniversary year started with the premiere of a new mass by Australian composer, Gerald Brophy in West Australia’s historic Guildford chapel, and will conclude with the greatest Mass of all, Bach's B Minor Mass.
The anniversary celebration concert to be held at Sydney Grammar School at 7pm on Thursday 9 October will feature Gregorian chant and music by Palestrina and Rachmaninov, along with movements of the mass by Australian composers Koehne, Edwards, Walker, Cronin, and Gerald Brophy featuring acclaimed didgeridoo player and composer, William Barton.
The individual components of the mass will be interspersed by brief words from various past participants in The Song Company’s 30 year history – an opportunity to reminisce and laugh as we reflect on the company’s journey so far, and anticipate its successful future.
The performance also marks the retirement of long-standing bass, Clive Birch who will leave The Song Company after 25 years with the ensemble. We all wish Clive very best wishes for the next phase of his musical life and thank him warmly for so many years of wonderful singing.
Join us to relive memories and look forward to the future with many of The Song Company’s past singers, staff and board members.
Featured non-Australian music: Palestrina, Rachmaninov
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website
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