In a programme spanning six centuries, the Choir of St James’ will explore some of the stunning choral repertoire that has taken the physical world for its theme.
From the rugged landscapes which fostered Gregorian chant to the neoclassical settings that nurtured pastorales, in turn to the electric drama of opera and tempestuous atmosphere of Sturm und Drang symphonies, the raw beauty and fearsome power of the elements have always inspired composers. IThe penultimate concert in their series A Season of Song, these works prove that music itself surely can be said to be a force of nature.
POULENC Soir de Neige/ LAURIDSEN Madrigali: Six ‘Fire Songs’/ BRUMEL Missa Et ecce terrae motus/ PRITCHARD Benedicite (Australian premiere)
The performers: The Choir of St James’/ John Foster ~ trumpet/ Alistair Nelson ~ organ
Director ~ Warren Trevelyan-Jones
Tickets: $50/45; to book call (02) 8256 2222, visit www.cityrecitalhall.com or purchase at the door