Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht, performed by the Thomanerchor of Leipzig. Composer Franz Xaver Gruber set the lyrics of Joseph Mohr to music in 1818, in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg in Austria. UNESCO declared this carol an intangible cultural heritage in March 2011.
Check out this trailer of Dream 13 (minus even) from Max Richer’s album Sleep, which he will perform through the night at the Sydney Opera House as part of Vivid Sydney. Click here to read more about the experience and booking link.
Remember As It Is in Heaven and Les Choristes? Two popular movies that told the tales of life as a choral singer. There is a new movie about choral singers to be released nationally on April 23rd. Boychoir is about a troubled eleven-year-old boy at a prestigious American East Coast music school who clashes with the school’s demanding choir master played by Dustin Hoffman….
Vincenzo Bellini, prolific composer of bel canto opera was born on November 3rd 1801. (D 1835 of amoebic dysentery). This is a wonderful performance of Casta Diva by Renée Fleming in the Palaces of the Czars.
Angela Hewitt is to give two major performances in Sydney under the auspices of Music Viva at The City Recital Hall. Her repertoire will include J S Bach’s Art of Fugue BWV 1080 and the Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903. Listen to her perform the Prelude and Fugue in D minor from…