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The Art of Monody


The Art of Monody

  • Date: Sunday, 16 May 2021, 3pm
  • Venue: Mosman Art Gallery and Community Centre — Cnr Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Rd, Mosman, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $40 | Children: $20 | Concession: $30 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 0412 459 156

Event Details

The title of this concert refers to a new work written for the group by Australian composer, Gordon Kerry, titled ‘Christchurch Monody.’ A setting of texts from the books of Ecclesiastes from the Old Testament, Christchurch Monody was, according to Kerry ‘A response to several recent appalling acts of violence.’ Also on the program is a suite by Marin Marais, arias by the Italian master, Monteverdi as well as two songs by Isaac Nathan, the early 19th century father of Australian music – a quite special coupling. Tommie Andersson’s arrangement for gallichon (bass lute) of pieces from Handel’s ‘The Musical Clock’ also features as does Llew and Mara Kiek’s version of ‘The Streets of Forbes’. Commissioned by Eriksson several years ago, this folksong tells the story of the infamous Australian bushranger, Ben Hall.

Featured non-Australian music: Music by Handel, Marin Marais & Monteverdi

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 0412 459 156 or by email to philippogson@theleadingpartnership.com.au

Featured Australian Works

Christchurch Monody (female voice with chamber ensemble) by Gordon Kerry — World premiere
— performed by Marais Project
Sarabande : solo viola da gamba by Paul Cutlan — World premiere
— performed by Marais Project
The Streets of Forbes (female voice with chamber ensemble) by Llew Kiek and Mara Kiek
— performed by Marais Project
 The Aboriginal Mother; The Aboriginal Father by Isaac Nathan

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