Whispers On The Wind: Grandage
- Date: Thursday, 2 March 2017, 6:30pm
- Venue: Salon - Melbourne Recital Centre — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
- Tickets: Standard: $39 | Concession: $29 (booking fees apply) — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333
A capella masterpieces inspired by birdsong
The Consort of Melbourne is a vocal ensemble that champions both historic and contemporary chamber vocal repertoire comprising a core membership of eight of Melbourne’s finest chamber singers under the direction of artistic director Steven Hodgson. Performing a capella with one singer per part, The Consort of Melbourne brings 1000 years of repertoire to life with an intimacy and verve that leaves audiences spellbound. Their programs include celebrated masterpieces heard alongside rarely-heard musical gems, exploring the full expressive potential of human voices combined.
Melbourne’s premier vocal ensemble performs a dazzling concert of a capella pieces inspired by birdsong. From Clément Janequin’s raucous Chant des oiseaux (Song of the birds) to Maurice Ravel’s sublime Trois beaux oiseaux (Three beautiful birds), this program flits from moments of delight and laughter to passages of poignant beauty in the blink of an eye. In the superb setting of the Melbourne Recital Centre Salon, hear how master composers throughout time have used glorious vocal harmonies to capture the colour and vitality of nature’s songsters.
Featuring the voices of: Katherine Norman, Kristy Biber, Miranda Gronow, Hannah Pietsch, Ben Owen, Douglas Kelly, Tom Goodwin and Jerzy Kozlowski. Directed by Steven Hodgson.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and The Consort of Melbourne
Éjszaka és Reggel
Trois chansons: Trois beaux oiseaux du paradis
Three Australian Bush Songs
Chant des oiseaux
Hort ich ein Kuckuck singen
Jacques Arcadelt/Orazio Vecchi
Il Bianco e dolce Cigno
Charles Villiers Stanford
Corpus Christi carol
Featured non-Australian music: Ligeti, Ravel, Janequin, Eccard, Ešenvalds, Jacques Arcadelt/Orazio Vecchi, Charles Villiers Stanford, Elgar, Warlock, Mendelssohn
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9699 3333
Featured Australian Works
||Three Australian bush songs : SATB choir (1999) by Iain Grandage|
— performed by The Consort of Melbourne
- Performer The Consort of Melbourne
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