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MCO: Dixit Dominus

Event

MCO: Dixit Dominus

  • Date: Sunday, 28 November 2021, 2:30pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: Premium: $137/$127 | Adult: $67 - $116 | Concession: $56 - $102 | Under40 (ID req.): $40 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

A feast for lovers of Handel and an uplifting end to our musical year.

When MCO Artistic Director William Hennessy and Polyphonic Voices Director Michael Fulcher came together to plan the next instalment in their collaboration, Handel’s exhilarating Dixit Dominus was right at the top of the list. With its vigorous orchestral writing and ornate, virtuosic vocal score, this thrilling Baroque landmark is rarely performed professionally in Australia. It’s a spectacle not to be missed.

Adorning the centrepiece, a concerto by Handel, Corelli’s Christmas concerto, the premiere season of Melbourne composer Matthew Laing’s Pantomime and a delicious Poulenc transcription.

Program

HANDEL Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 5 HWV323
POULENC Four Prayers of St Francis of Assisi
(arr. lower strings)
CORELLI Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 8
Fatto per la notte di Natale
LAING Pantomime (2020)
HANDEL Dixit Dominus HWV232

Featured non-Australian music: Handel, Poulenc, Corelli

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Pantomime : string orchestra (2020) by Matthew Laing
— performed by William Hennessy and Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Featured artists

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