Earth Songs

Consort of Melbourne

Details

Celebrated masterpieces heard alongside rarely-heard musical gems

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.

A celebration of musical landscapes, Earth Songs travels from sleepy gardens to terrifying woods at night, and from the red centre of the Australian continent to green meadows in England. The Consort of Melbourne brings to life the pictures that composers have painted of earthly settings, real and imagined.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and The Consort of Melbourne

PROGRAM

Stephen Leek
Red Earth

Philippe de Monte
Domini est terra

Ildebrando Pizzetti
Il giardino di Afrodite

Cipriano de Rore
Hor che l’aria e la terra

William Byrd
Terra tremuit

Einojuhani Rautavaara
In the shade of the willow

Maurice Ravel
Trois chansons: Ronde

James MacMilian
So Deep

Max Reger
Unser lieben Frauen Traum

Gustav Holst
There was a tree

Dan Walker
Litany of Earth and Sky

Series

This production is part of the following series:

The Consort of Melbourne

The Consort of Melbourne is a professional vocal ensemble that champions both historic and contemporary chamber vocal repertoire.

Local Heroes 2017

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.

Venue