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The Wellspring

Event

The Wellspring

  • Date: Saturday, 22 May 2010, 4pm
  • Venue: Fitters' Workshop — Wentworth Avenue, Next to Canberra Glassworks, Kingston, ACT
  • Series: This event is part of the Canberra International Music Festival 2010 series
  • Tickets: $39 / $35. Festival passes available — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 6275 2700

Event Details

What is it about the music of Ross Edwards that is so deeply moving and causes listeners to respond so powerfully? This portrait concert brings together his most magical and poetic works including the premiere of his latest new work, Sacred Kingfisher Psalms, co-commissioned with the Edinburgh Festival, Ars Musica Australis / Father Arthur Bridge and the Song Company. Joining it will be the premiere of the new version of his Sparks and Auras, the 1st performance of his Mass of the Dreaming for solo voices and the now legendary work he wrote for the beginning of the new millenium, heard and seen by millions across the world - Dawn Mantras.

Featuring The Song Company, and the New Zealand String Quartet. Conducted by Roland Peelman.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 6230 5880 or by email to info@cimf.org.au

Featured Australian Works

Dawn mantras : vocal ensemble (2008) by Ross Edwards
— performed by The Song Company
Mantras and Alleluyas : vocal ensemble by Ross Edwards
— performed by New Zealand String Quartet and The Song Company
Mass of the Dreaming : vocal ensemble by Ross Edwards — World premiere
— performed by The Song Company
Sacred kingfisher psalms : for mixed choir (2009) by Ross Edwards — World premiere
— performed by Roland Peelman and The Song Company
String quartet : string quartet (1969) by Ross Edwards
— performed by New Zealand String Quartet

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