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The Little Match Girl Passion

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Hans Christian Andersen’s renowned fable & a personal passion

The Song Company combines a near-forgotten historic masterpiece with a recent Pulitzer Prize-winning score in a poignant program which marks the Easter season.

David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion sets Hans Christian Andersen’s renowned fable as a highly personal passion, with its incorporation of biblical texts and crowd responses from Bach’s St Matthew Passion.

This melancholic pairing of Demantius’ pathos and Lang’s sobering narrative takes audiences to the heart of the Easter sacrifice.

The Song Company is one of Australia’s leading vocal ensembles. Since their formation in 1984, The Song Company has developed under the leadership of Artistic Director Roland Peelman. The group’s repertoire spans vocal music from the 10th century through to present day and is unique in its stylistic diversity.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and The Song Company

PROGRAM

The Little Match Girl Passion

DEMANTIUS
St John Passion

BRYARS
Gallus et Agnus

LANG
The Little Match Girl Passion

Reviews

Their rendition was perfect, revealing a structural insight of utmost clarity, bringing back history unexpectedly fresh and alive.

Sachsische Zeitung

Series

This production is part of the following series:

The Song Company

The Song Company presents their 2014 concert season: A Burning Desire.

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