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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus

  • Date: Saturday, 22 August 2009, 8pm
  • Venue: City Recital Hall — 2 Angel Place, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $45, children: $25, concession: $40 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 8256 2222

Event Details

This concert marks the Sydney debut of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus. From the 16th century to the current day, this program 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 (02) 8256 2222 or by email to tickets@cityrecitalhall.com

Featured Australian Works

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

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