Cancelled: Venetian Splendour



Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise Venetian Splendour on Monday 26 October has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff during this time and difficult circumstances. We thank our community for its support during this challenging time.

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Event details

Celebrating its 30th birthday in 2020, Ensemble Gombert is Melbourne’s outstanding chamber choir, noted for its pure intonation and historical approach to choral sound and style.

Named after Nicolas Gombert, the Ensemble specialises in a cappella performance of Franco-Flemish music of the High Renaissance. No other city of Europe has appealed so long and so strongly to the romantic imagination as Venice, or La serenissima, as it has styled itself. A city uniquely wedded to the sea, a city of opulence, Venice has inspired artists of countless centuries to adorn its splendour in sight and sound.

For musicians Venice immediately conjures up the basilica of San Marco and its traditions of polychoral composition and performance with which the name Giovanni Gabrieli (nephew of Andrea) is inextricably linked. A student of the great composer Orlande de Lassus, Gabrieli returned to Venice to put his own stamp on the music of San Marco, and it is his music that chamber choir Ensemble Gombert champions in this concert.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Ensemble Gombert


Giovanni Gabrieli
Magnificat a 8
Hodie completi sunt a 8
Deus, qui beatum Marcum a 8
Jubilate Deo a 8
O Domine Jesu Christe a 8
O Jesu mi dulcissime a 8
O magnum mysterium
Deus, Deus meus a 10
Nunc dimittis a 14
Kyrie a 12
Gloria a 12
Sanctus a 12