Melbourne’s outstanding chamber choir specialising in a cappella performances of Franco-Flemish music of the High Renaissance.
This is a program of choral music by Australian composers, all of whom write originally and individually, but in a traditional vein. The concert takes its name from the major work, a Mass by Sydney composer Brooke Shelley, who modelled her composition on a High Renaissance Mass based on the chanson Mille regretz (A thousand regrets).
Vaughan McAlley’s De profundis also harks back to the Renaissance in its compositional technique, while Calvin Bowman’s double-choir settings of four of John Donne’s Holy Sonnets is more Romantic in its musical language. Joe Twist’s How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land? takes its name from a verse of Psalm 137, but it is essentially a setting of the poem A Song of Hope by Oodgeroo of the Noonuccal tribe.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Ensemble Gombert
Messe sans regretz
How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?
Death be not proud
Monday 16 September 2019 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $39 ($29 Concession)
This concert is set in-the-round. Seating in the Primrose Potter Salon is general admission.
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