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Ensemble Gombert


Ensemble Gombert

  • Date: Thursday, 2 October 2014, 6pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: $38/$28 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Noted for its pure intonation and historic approach to choral sound and style, Ensemble Gombert is Melbourne’s outstanding chamber choir. Named after Netherlandish composer Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495–1560), the Ensemble specialises in a cappella performance of Franco-Flemish music of the High Renaissance.

Estonian composer Arvo Pärt takes centre stage in this program with three works in three languages (Latin, German and Church Slavonic) based on or around the Song of Mary, universally known as Magnificat. The program is introduced by a short work from a compatriot and complemented by the last significant choral work of English composer Edmund Rubbra, and Australian Calvin Bowman’s settings of John Donne, composed for Ensemble Gombert in 2008.

Featured non-Australian music: Sisask, Pärt, Rubbra

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Death be not proud : choir (2008) by Calvin Bowman
— performed by Ensemble Gombert

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