Remember Me: Sydney Philharmonia Choirs
- Date: Saturday, 27 April 2013, 2.00 pm
- Venue: Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre — 597 High St, Penrith, NSW
- Tickets: Tickets can be purchased by phone on (02) 9251 3115
A GARLAND OF MUSIC
At the end of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, a queen mourns loss of life and love – ‘When I am laid in earth’. It’s a soul-searing lament, with its haunting refrain, ‘remember me’. And in 2013 we remember the genius of Purcell, and of Britten who was so inspired by the powerful music of his predecessor.
Another thread runs through this program – the symbolism of flowers, so prevalent in English courtly
life. This theme is reflected in Britten’s Five Flower Songs, Ross Edwards’s lively Flower Songs and Paul
Mealor’s Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal. (You may recognise Mealor’s music: he made a special versionof it for the Royal Wedding of Prince William).
A wonderful company of performers brings this garland of music to life. Rising star Australian
mezzo-soprano Fiona Campbell performs her first complete Dido alongside some of Australia’s best
young and experienced soloists and our own Chamber Singers in this concert performance.
Featured non-Australian music: Purcell, Britten, Mealor
Featured Australian Works
||Flower songs : for 16 voices (SATB) and 2 percussionists (1987) by Ross Edwards|
— performed by Brett Weymark and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs
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