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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus

  • Date: Sunday, 26 July 2009, 5pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

From the 16th century to the current day, this program by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus ranges from exquisite musical prayers of lamentation and appeal to Bach’s profoundly joyous motet for double-choir, Singet dem Herrn. In a co-commission between the MSO Chorus, Sydney Chamber Choir and London’s Elysian Singers, Paul Stanhope’s Exile Lamentations is a powerfully expressive setting of Biblical texts and the poems of exile by Palestinian writer Jabra Ibrahim Jabra.

Performers: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Jonathan Grieves-Smith, conductor, Siobhan Stagg, soprano, Warren Trevelyan-Jones.

Featured non-Australian music: Schubert, Purcell, Lassus, Poulenc, Mendelssohn, Britten, Bach

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Featured Australian Works

Exile lamentations : three choruses for SATB choir (2008) by Paul Stanhope — Australian premiere
— performed by Jonathan Grieves-Smith and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Featured artists

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