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Victoria with a Twist III


Victoria with a Twist III

  • Date: Saturday, 27 August 2011, 7.30pm
  • Venue: St Mary's Cathedral (Sydney) — 2 St Mary's Rd, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $40.00 | Concession: $30.00 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611) is rightly regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Renaissance period, and this concert marks the 400th anniversary of his death on 27 August 1611. This concert sees two of the finest choirs in Australia team up, as St. Mary’s Cathedral Choir joins forces with the Choir of St. James’. They will present a concert of some of Victoria’s best known works, performed together with more contemporary works inspired by the music of Victoria and paired with more contemporary settings of the same texts. The program will include Victoria’s spectacular Missa Pro Victoria (scored for nine voices), together with Hombres Victoria, Victoria, a newly commissioned piece by young Australian composer Joseph Twist (b.1982) written in homage to Victoria’s fascinating ‘Battle Mass’, sharing thematic associations of war and combat, also incorporating Victoria’s musical ideas into the context of a completely new twenty-first century composition. The program will also include some of Victoria’s greatest motets paired with contemporary settings by Henryk Górecki and Morten Lauridsen.

Featured non-Australian music: de Victoria, Górecki, Lauridsen

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by email to music@sjks.org.au

Featured Australian Works

Hombres Victoria, Victoria! : choir by Joseph Twist
Lamentation of Jeremiah : SATB choir by Joseph Twist
Versa est in Luctum : choir by Joseph Twist

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