Chant d'Amour et de Mort Close-Up Recital with Amy Moore & Antony Pitts
7:00pm 22nd September 2020 - 7:00pm 24th September 2020
Event Type: Concert
Choir(s): The Song Company
The Song Company returns to the stage with French composer Olivier Messiaen's epic song cycle, Harawi featuring Principal Artist Amy Moore Artistic Director Antony Pitts.
Don't miss out as there are limited tickets available to each performance due to social distancing rules. Existing ticket holders to Bathurst and Newcastle have first priority and will be contacted in the next few days to confirm your booking.
Chant d'amour et de mort
Amy Moore, soprano
Antony Pitts, piano
Olivier Messiaen: Harawi
Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 7:00PM
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
Thursday, 24 Sep 2020, 7:00PM
Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle
Magical, mysterious, evocative, transcendental, virtuosic.
These adjectives begin to describe Harawi – Messiaen's epic and rarely-performed song cycle.
Both music and poetry were written by French 20th Century composer Olivier Messiaen while his wife Claire Delbos was suffering from serious mental illness. Harawi is infused with a fantastical mix of Peruvian ritual, the grandest and catchiest of post-Wagnerian melodies, and a calm, deep faith in the Eternal.
Watch Amy and Antony rehearse one of the movements from the cycle, Amour oiseau d'étoile on our YouTube channel here.