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ACO: Pärt, Bach, Sculthorpe


ACO: Pärt, Bach, Sculthorpe

  • Date: Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 8pm
  • Venue: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $50-$142 | Concession: $80-$138 | Under 30: $49 | Student: $25 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 1800 444 444

Event Details

Richard Tognetti opens our 2019 Season with a program that will reach celestial heights. The famed Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir joins us in a celebration of Bach and Arvo Pärt. Ethereal and otherworldly, this is music by two towering composers searching for the very core of human meaning.

Bach’s sublime Lutheran motets interleave with Pärt’s mystical explorations of the Orthodox faith, before reaching the climax of the program: Pärt’s Berliner Messe.

Fellow Estonian Galina Grigorjeva’s In Paradisum, with its joyous call on the angels to lead souls into heaven, leads our own program into paradise, while Peter Sculthorpe’s Djilile, inspired by Indigenous song, makes a resonant Australian introduction to Pärt’s luminous Messe.


ARVO PÄRT Da pacem Domine
BACH Komm, Jesu, komm
BACH Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied
ARVO PÄRT Toccata from Collage on B-A-C-H
BACH Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden
BACH Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf
ARVO PÄRT Berliner Messe

Featured non-Australian music: Arvo Pärt, JS Bach, Galina Grigorjeva

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 1800 444 444 or by email to boxoffice@aco.com.au

Featured Australian Works

Djilile : for chamber orchestra (1996) by Peter Sculthorpe
— performed by Australian Chamber Orchestra

Featured artists

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