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Grainger Celebration


Grainger Celebration

  • Date: Saturday, 2 July 2011, 7:30pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: $50/$40 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

The Consort of Melbourne

Musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music
Ensemble Liaison
Monash University String Sinfonia

Percy Grainger
Australian Up-Country Song
Irish Tune from County Derry
Tribute to Foster
I'm Seventeen Come Sunday
Shepherd's Hey and many more.

The Consort of Melbourne has developed a enviable reputation as a champion of the music of Melbourne's own Percy Grainger. This concert marks the 50th anniversary of the composer's death and includes a curated selection of his most beloved compositions as well as some newly rediscovered masterpieces. The concert, a unique collaboration with Ensemble Liaison and members of the  Australian National Academy of Music, presents a moving historical and musical tribute to one of the world's most original and passionate musical minds.

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

Featured Australian Works

Australian up-country song (unaccompanied mixed choir) (1928) by Percy Grainger
I'm seventeen come Sunday : SATB choir with orchestra by Percy Grainger
— performed by The Consort of Melbourne
Irish tune from County Derry : British folk-music settings, no. 5 (multiple choirs with orchestra) by Percy Grainger
Tribute to Foster : choir by Percy Grainger
— performed by The Consort of Melbourne

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