A capella masterpieces inspired by birdsong
The Consort of Melbourne is a vocal ensemble that champions both historic and contemporary chamber vocal repertoire comprising a core membership of eight of Melbourne’s finest chamber singers under the direction of artistic director Steven Hodgson. Performing a capella with one singer per part, The Consort of Melbourne brings 1000 years of repertoire to life with an intimacy and verve that leaves audiences spellbound. Their programs include celebrated masterpieces heard alongside rarely-heard musical gems, exploring the full expressive potential of human voices combined.
Melbourne’s premier vocal ensemble performs a dazzling concert of a capella pieces inspired by birdsong. From Clément Janequin’s raucous Chant des oiseaux (Song of the birds) to Maurice Ravel’s sublime Trois beaux oiseaux (Three beautiful birds), this program flits from moments of delight and laughter to passages of poignant beauty in the blink of an eye. In the superb setting of the Melbourne Recital Centre Salon, hear how master composers throughout time have used glorious vocal harmonies to capture the colour and vitality of nature’s songsters.
Featuring the voices of: Katherine Norman, Kristy Biber, Miranda Gronow, Hannah Pietsch, Ben Owen, Douglas Kelly, Tom Goodwin and Jerzy Kozlowski. Directed by Steven Hodgson.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and The Consort of Melbourne
Éjszaka és Reggel
Trois chansons: Trois beaux oiseaux du paradis
Three Australian Bush Songs
Chant des oiseaux
Hort ich ein Kuckuck singen
Jacques Arcadelt/Orazio Vecchi
Il Bianco e dolce Cigno
Charles Villiers Stanford
Corpus Christi carol
This production is part of the following series:
The Consort of Melbourne is a professional vocal ensemble that champions both historic and contemporary chamber vocal repertoire.
Now in its sixth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.
Thursday 2 March 2017 6.30pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $39 ($29 Concession)
This concert is set in-the-round. Seating in the Salon is general admission.
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