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Andrew Ford: Missa Brevis
- Date: Sunday, 13 December 2015, 9:30am (Eucharist)
- Venue: St John's Cathedral, Brisbane — 373 Ann St, Brisbane, QLD Tickets: This is a free event
Dedicated 'to all who seek asylum', Andrew Ford's Missa Brevis is based on the Spiritual 'Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child', first sung in the 19th century by African slaves 'a long way from home' (here's Odetta's famous version on Youtube). In the 21st century the sentiment seems apt for refugees on the run from persecution, terrorism and war. The work was commissioned by St John's Cathedral, Brisbane, St Stephen's Cathedral, Brisbane, St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, St George's Cathedral, Perth and Fr Arthur Bridge for Ars Musica Australis.
The Missa Brevis will be sung for the first time at the 9.30 Eucharist on 13 December (the third Sunday in Advent) at St John's Cathedral, Brisbane, with the others cathedrals to follow early in 2016.
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (07) 3835 2222
Featured Australian Works
|Missa brevis : SATB choir with organ (2015) by Andrew Ford — World premiere|
— performed by St John's Cathedral Choir (Brisbane), Graeme Morton and Andrej Kouznetsov
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