Sydney University Graduate Choir presents La Belle Epoque
3:00pm 21st May 2017 - 5:00pm 21st May 2017
Venue Name: The Great Hall, Sydney University
Venue Address: Sydney
Event Type: NSW/ACT
Cost: $50 Adult/$45 Full Pens./$25 Full time students and children u. 16
Choir(s): Sydney University Graduate Choir
Booking Phone Number: 02 9351 7950
Sydney University Graduate Choir presents La Belle Epoch
Sunday 21 May 2017, 3pm
La Belle Epoque was a golden age of French creativity. The Sydney University Graduate Choir is delighted to present a performance of choral music of this era, accompanied by full orchestra and the organ of the Great Hall, Sydney University.
The program showcases the moving Requiem by Saint-Saëns, Franck’s Psalm 150, and the justly famous Pavane by Fauré – here performed in a choral version created by the composer.
A highlight of the concert will be a performance of composer Christopher Bowen’s, Démocratie.
It was prescient for a 20 year old poet from the 19th century to write a work that reflects the tensions and drama of our current world politics. Arthur Rimbaud’s prose-poem Démocratie is a powerful and imaginative setting for acclaimed Australian composer, Christopher Bowen, to set to music. Christopher Bowen invites the listener into a world of witty satire and political provocation.
This performance marks Christopher Bowen’s 25th anniversary as Music Director of the Choir.
WHEN: 3:00pm, Sunday, 21 May 2017
WHERE: The Great Hall, Sydney University
Music Director: Christopher Bowen OAM
Elke Hook (Soprano)
Barbara Jin (Alto)
Andrew Goodwin (Tenor)
Simon Lobelson (Bass)
Organist: Peter Kneeshaw
Démocratie - Christopher Bowen
Requiem - Camille Saint-Saëns
Psalm 150 - César Franck
Pavane - GabrielFauré
$45 Full Pensioners (Not seniors cards)
$25 Full time students and children under 16 years.
TICKETS: Seymour Centre Box Office – ph 02 9351 7950 or https://www.seymourcentre.com/events/event/la-belle-epoque/
What else is on?
Choral Assembly Hall, Conservatorium High School