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Beneath the Surface: works for voice and string quartet


Beneath the Surface: works for voice and string quartet

  • Date: Sunday, 3 June 2018, 3pm
  • Venue: Chapel off Chapel — 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran, VIC
  • Tickets: Adults: $25 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 8290 7000

Event Details

What lies beneath the surface? Is it the words we never say, but always hope to one day utter? Or the tremor in our hands as our deepest emotions and fears threaten to erupt from within? Join us for an intimate afternoon of contemplation through contemporary and near-new chamber music, featuring the works of Osvaldo Golijov, Moya Henderson, local Melbourne composer Luke Severn and more.


How Slow the Winds (2001) – Osvaldo Golijov (ARG)
Beneath the Surface (2018) – Luke Severn (AUS) * World Premiere*
Opus 89 (1929) – Amy Beach (USA)
Kudikynah Cave (1987) – Moya Henderson (AUS)
Selections from Sea Chronicles (1998) – Paul Stanhope (AUS)


Kelsey Cotton (voice)
Natasha Conrau and Sarah Coghlan (violins)
Clare Gorton (viola)
Luke Severn (cello and composition)

Featured non-Australian music: Osvaldo Golijov, Amy Beach

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 8290 7000 or by email to chapel@stonnington.vic.gov.au

Featured Australian Works

Kudikynah cave : string quartet (1987) by Moya Henderson
— performed by Luke Severn, Clare Gorton, Sarah Coghlan and Natasha Conrau
Sea chronicles : five songs for soprano and string quartet (1998) [selection] by Paul Stanhope
— performed by Luke Severn, Clare Gorton, Sarah Coghlan, Natasha Conrau and Kelsey Cotton
 Beneath the Surface (2018) by Luke Severn — World premiere

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