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Earth Songs - The Consort of Melbourne

Event

Earth Songs - The Consort of Melbourne

  • Date: Thursday, 17 August 2017, 6:30pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: Standard: $39 | Concession: $29 (booking fees apply) — Tickets can be purchased by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

Celebrated masterpieces heard alongside rarely-heard musical gems

The Consort of Melbourne is a vocal ensemble that champions both historic and contemporary chamber vocal repertoire comprising a core membership of eight of Melbourne’s finest chamber singers under the direction of artistic director Steven Hodgson. Performing a capella with one singer per part, The Consort of Melbourne brings 1000 years of repertoire to life with an intimacy and verve that leaves audiences spellbound. Their programs include celebrated masterpieces heard alongside rarely-heard musical gems, exploring the full expressive potential of human voices combined.

A celebration of musical landscapes, Earth Songs travels from sleepy gardens to terrifying woods at night, and from the red centre of the Australian continent to green meadows in England. The Consort of Melbourne brings to life the pictures that composers have painted of earthly settings, real and imagined.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and The Consort of Melbourne

Program

Stephen Leek Red Earth
Philippe de Monte Domini est terra
Ildebrando Pizzetti Il giardino di Afrodite
Cipriano de Rore Hor che l’aria e la terra
William Byrd Terra tremuit
Einojuhani Rautavaara In the shade of the willow
Maurice Ravel Trois chansons: Ronde
James MacMilian So Deep
Max Reger Unser lieben Frauen Traum
Gustav Holst There was a tree
Dan Walker Litany of Earth and Sky

Featured non-Australian music: Philippe de Monte, Pizzetti, de Rore, Byrd, Rautavaara, Ravel, MacMilian, Reger, Holst

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Featured Australian Works

Elegy written in a country churchyard : SATBarB choir (1996) by Dan Walker
— performed by Steven Hodgson and The Consort of Melbourne
Red earth : for SATB a cappella choir (1997) by Stephen Leek
— performed by Steven Hodgson and The Consort of Melbourne

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