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To be sung on water


To be sung on water

  • Date: Saturday, 21 November 2015, 11am and 5pm
  • Venue: Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: Adult $60 | Pensioner / Seniors / Child / Student: $55 | Concession $49.50 (booking fees apply)

Event Details

The Utzon Room is the perfect backdrop for a concert that celebrates vocal music inspired by water. As well as two world premieres by Australian composers Rosalind Page and Luke Byrne, hear the sublime vocal music of Whitacre, Delius and Vaughan Williams. Be surprised by the possibilities of choral music with Stars by the lauded Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds, a piece that employs water-tuned glasses for celestial effects.

To add to this intimate program in the Utzon Room, our dynamic and charismatic Music Director, Brett Weymark, invites you to join him after the performance for a drink.

ORLOVICH Tides of Ocean
ARR. JAMES ERD Shenandoah
PAGE Time and Water (world premiere)
DELIUS Two Unaccompanied Part Songs: To be sung of a Summer night on the water    
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Just as the tide was flowing- No.3 from 5 English folk songs    
BARBER To be sung on water
MONTEVERDI Ecco Mormorar L’Onde
WHITACRE Water Night
ESENVALDS A drop in the ocean
SCHUTZ Vasto Mar
BINGHAM The Drowned Lovers (reworking of Bluebird by Stanford)
BYRNE Desert Sea (world premiere)

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 9251 2117
 or by email to enquiries@sydneyphilharmonia.com.au

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Desert Sea : SATB choir and percussion (2015) by Luke Byrne — World premiere
— performed by Sydney Philharmonia Chamber Singers, Brett Weymark and Luke Byrne
The Pool : choir by Dan Walker
— performed by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and Brett Weymark
Tides of ocean : for mixed voices (SATB) a cappella (1998) by Matthew Orlovich
— performed by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and Brett Weymark
Time and water : choir by Rosà Lind Page — World premiere
— performed by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and Brett Weymark
 Desert Sea by Luke Byrne — World premiere

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