Wonder : a celebration of contemporary Australian music
- Date: Saturday, 3 June 2017, 7:30pm
- Venue: Llewellyn Hall ANU School of Music — School of Music, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
- Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 132849
Join the Canberra Choral Society and the National Capital Orchestra for this stimulating orchestral and choral showcase. Be early for Carl Vine’s pre-show talk, then enjoy a stunning all-Australian program.
The National Capital Orchestra, led by brilliant young conductor Leonard Weiss, present Graeme Koehne’s vibrant Tivoli Dances to set the scene. Then Canberra Choral Society, under the artistic direction of multi-skilled Dianna Nixon, will join with the National Capital Orchestra to perform Carl Vine’s Choral Symphony. Vine’s setting of these ancient texts seems to come from deep in the earth and float to the heavens.
After interval, the forces combine again in Matthew Hindson’s It Is Better To Be Feared Than Loved, a fiery and meticulous setting of Machiavelli’s famous words from Chapter 17 of The Prince.
The concert concludes with the hopefulness of Carl Vine’s glorious setting of Walt Whitman’s beloved poem Wonders, featuring Penelope Mills and Christopher Hillier who sang the solos for the world premiere in September last year.
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website
Featured Australian Works
||Choral symphony : for choir, organ and orchestra (1996) by Carl Vine|
— performed by National Capital Orchestra, Canberra Choral Society Chorus and Leonard Weiss
|It is better to be feared than loved : for SATB choir and orchestra (2014) by Matthew Hindson|
— performed by Leonard Weiss, Canberra Choral Society Chorus and National Capital Orchestra
||Tivoli dances : full orchestra (2005) by Graeme Koehne|
— performed by National Capital Orchestra and Leonard Weiss
|Wonders : for soprano, baritone, 2 choirs and orchestra (2016) by Carl Vine|
— performed by Penelope Mills, Chris Hillier, Canberra Choral Society Chorus, Leonard Weiss and National Capital Orchestra
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