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Sydney Chamber Choir: Time & Place


Sydney Chamber Choir: Time & Place

  • Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019, 3pm
  • Venue: Verbrugghen Hall — Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Cnr Macquarie St and Bridge St, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: Adult: $40 - $60 | Concession: $35 - $55 | Student: $25 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

A journey around the world and across the centuries.

English by birth, Canadian by adoption, Irish by extraction and Scottish by absorption, Healey Willan’s lush choral harmonies explore the surprisingly sensual language of the Bible’s Song of Songs.

Paul Stanhope’s I Have Not Your Dreaming is a tribute to the Indigenous Australian poet Oodgeroo Noonuccal. Young Australian composer Ella Macens draws on the rich singing tradition of her Latvian heritage in Stāvi Stīvi, Ozoliņ. Passion, tenderness and loss shape the delicate beauty of Clare Maclean’s A West Irish Ballad.

René Clausen takes us out onto the mysterious expanses of the open sea in Tonight Eternity Alone; Morten Lauridsen’s rhapsodic Nocturnes travel inward to reveal the deepest secrets of the night.

And at the heart of the program, two powerful meditations on the inescapable truth of time: David Conte’s Invocation and Dance, which follows the poetry of Walt Whitman in a celebration of nature’s cycles of death and renewal, and Jonathan Dove’s exquisite song cycle The Passing of the Year.

Sam Allchurch


Jonathan Dove - The Passing Of The Year
Healey Willan - Fair In Face
Healey Willan - I Beheld Her, Beautiful As A Dove
Healey Willan - Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One
Paul Stanhope - I Have Not Your Dreaming
Ella Macens - Stāvi Stīvi, Ozoliņ (Stand Strong, Oak Tree)
Clare Maclean - A West Irish Ballad
René Clausen - Tonight Eternity Alone
Morten Lauridsen - Nocturnes
David Conte - Invocation And Dance

Featured non-Australian music: Jonathan Dove, Healey Willan, René Clausen, Morten Lauridsen, David Conte

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 1300 661 738

Featured Australian Works

A West Irish ballad : SATB choir (1988) by Clare Maclean
— performed by Sam Allchurch and Sydney Chamber Choir
I have not your dreaming : for SSAA choir (2005) by Paul Stanhope
— performed by Sam Allchurch and Sydney Chamber Choir
Stāvi Stīvi, Ozoliņ (unspecified choir) by Ella Macens
— performed by Sam Allchurch and Sydney Chamber Choir

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