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
Philippe de Monte
Domini est terra
Il giardino di Afrodite
Cipriano de Rore
Hor che l’aria e la terra
In the shade of the willow
Trois chansons: Ronde
Unser lieben Frauen Traum
There was a tree
Litany of Earth and Sky
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 17 August 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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