Contrasting works by Jenkins and Puccini
Heidelberg Choral Society and Orchestra are proud to present the Australian Premiere performance of Karl Jenkins’ major new work, Symphonic Adiemus. This iconic work for choir and unusual percussions will be contrasted with the popular Messa di Gloria of Giacomo Puccini.
Symphonic Adiemus, which received its first UK performance in London in late 2017, is a challenging and innovative work, drawing on and extending earlier works which have all been world-wide favourites. Through his use of invented language, unusual rhythms and extensive and rarely-heard percussion Jenkins pushes the boundaries of new music development.
Unashamedly operatic, the young Puccini’s Messa di Gloria reflects the influence of Puccini’s hero, Verdi, and provides a foretaste of his later major works. The joyous themes which run throughout the work complement the exuberant nature of Jenkin’s work, and provide an orchestral contrast which will make this a concert not to be missed.
Presented by Heidelberg Choral Society and Orchestra
Symphonic Adiemus – for choir and orchestra
Messa di Gloria – for choir, orchestra and soloists
Sunday 18 November 2018 4pm
Duration: 2 hours 15 mins (incl. interval)
Standard $75 ($65 Concession)
Primary School Student $25
Please note for this event the Stage Extension will be in use and the front row will be Row A (not Row AA).
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