A Celtic Inspired Noël! Noël! From The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

When:  From 14-Dec-13 to 18-Dec-13, at 5 pm and 7 pm Saturday 14th December; 7 pm Wednesday 18th December.
Where:  The City Recital Hall, 2, Angel Place, Sydney
 

 

Maximilian Riebl. Image by and courtesy of Steven Godbee.

Maximilian Riebl. Image by and courtesy of Steven Godbee.

Noël! Noël! the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s annual Christmas concert is in its 15th year. The series has become a seasonal fixture with concerts in churches and concert halls in and around Sydney, as well as in Wollongong.

“In  Noël! Noël! we blend the ancient with the modern in our arrangements and also instrumentally,” says Artistic Director Paul Dyer. Each Noël! Noël! has a unique theme and this year, Dyer has drawn his inspiration from Celtic traditions. His 2013 programme will include “stunningly beautiful hymns of the 16th century, a Welsh lullaby, Irish melodies, Scottish Ayres and a song by Secret Garden. The Medieval cornetto will sound alongside the modern saxophone; the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra will perform alongside the Australian Brandenburg Choir. Paul Dyer will direct the concert from the harpsichord.

As is often the case, this year’s soloist is drawn from within the ranks of the choir. For 22 year old counter-tenor Maximilian Riebl, it is his 7th season with the ensemble. Born in Melbourne, Max has lived in Vienna where he undertook vocal training at the Vienna Music School. He is presently performing in the Belvoir Street production of Hamlet with Robyn Nevin and Toby Schmitz.

The  Programme:

Wesley (arr. Chance) Hereford (O Thou who Camest from Above)

Gibbons Hosanna to the Son of David

Farrant Lord for thy tender mercy’s sake

Traditional When She Came Ben She Bobbed/ Gilliam Callum

Matteis Ciaconna/Ground after the Scotch Humour

Anonymous The Wexford Carol

Arlen/Harburg (arr. Dyer/Chance) Over the Rainbow

Traditional Welsh (arr. Thomas) Suo Gân

Traditional Irish. (arr. Leonard) Is Fada Liom Uaim Í

Anonymous/Holst (arr. Chance) My Dancing Day

Javits/Springer (arr. Thomas) Santa Baby

Berlin (arr. Rathbone) White Christmas

Gruber/Mohr Stille Nacht (Silent Night)

Wade (arr. Willcocks) O Come All Ye Faithful

Loveland/Graham Raise Your Voices

Bookings and tickets:

Brandenburg Box Office (02) 9328 7581 or book online at www.brandenburg.com.au

All church concerts are General Admission.

Mon 9 Dec PARRAMATTA St Patrick’s Cathedral 7.30pm/Adult $68 / Under 30 $45 booking fees may apply

Tue 10 Dec CREMORNE St Peter’s Anglican Church 7.00pm/ Adult $78 / Under 30 $60 booking fees may apply

Wed 11 Dec WOLLONGONG St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral 7.00pm/Adult $58 / Under 30 $34 booking fees may apply

Fri 13 Dec NEWTOWN St Stephen’s Anglican Church 7.00pm/ Adult $68 / Under 30 $45 booking fees may apply

Mon 16 Dec PADDINGTON St Francis of Assisi 7.00pm/Adult $78 / Under 30 $60 booking fees may apply

Tue 17 Dec PADDINGTON St Francis of Assisi 7.00pm/ Adult $78 / Under 30 $60 booking fees may apply

Read our review of A Brandenburg Christmas: http://soundslikesydney.com.au/reviews/a-brandenburg-christmas-the-cd/9978.html

 

 

 
Posted on November 27, 2013 @ 16.49
 

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