Sydney based chamber choral ensemble Bel a cappella celebrates Mother’s Day with a special treat of beautiful music entitled Ancient Lands, in the stunning acoustic of St Augustine’s, Balmain.
Artistic and Music Director Anthony Pasquill’s style of programming is renowned for creating an exciting combination of both unknown compositions and some signature works in the choral repertoire that always delights both singers of Bel and their audiences. This concert is no exception.
In Ancient Lands, Bel a cappella perform Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Missa a cappella, undoubtedly one of Rautavaara’s finest works, alongside Australian composers Kate Moore – Eclipsed Vision and Joseph Twist – Hymn of Ancient Lands, a work which expresses Australia’s passion for traveling overseas and exploring many different lands, combined with a deep sense of belonging and respect for our own unique and magnificent landscape.
Also in the concert are works by renowned choral composers including Ešenvalds (featuring Josh Hill on Marimba), Gesualdo, Whitacre, plus Alice Chance’s setting of Revd Lenore Parker’s prayer God of Holy Dreaming. Many of these works were performed by Bel just a few weeks ago in the Bowral Autumn Music Festival to great critical acclaim.