The Marais Project presents ‘if…’ featuring countertenor Russell Harcourt.
A diversity of music will be on the menu for The Marais Project final 2021 performance, fresh from a 5-month lockdown.
The concert also serves as an opportunity for the musicians to finalise preparations for their December 2021 recording session. ‘We were incredibly lucky to be awarded a Create NSW grant to help us complete a recording largely of Australian songs,’ says Jenny Eriksson founder and artistic director of The Marais Project. ‘We literally span two hundred years from the 1830s – with two songs by the Colonial composer, Nathan Isaac – through to works by Carl Vine, Gordon Kerry and Alice Chance. Susie Bishop and I have also written pieces and Tommie Andersson has been active in making some superb arrangements.’
Also on the program is a suite by Marin Marais, and two vocal works by Purcell – that will also feature on the new release. ‘We are so happy to have Russell Harcourt join us’, Eriksson enthused. ‘He is the first countertenor to work with The Marais Project and brings such energy and musicality to everything he does. And then there is his magnificent voice!’
Artists: Russell Harcourt, countertenor; Susie Bishop, voice & violin; Tommie Andersson, lutes and guitar; Jenny Eriksson & Cathy Upex, viola da gamba
Tickets $30/20 children & students $10