Time & Place
3:00pm 10th November 2019 - 5:00pm 10th November 2019
Venue Name: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Venue Address: Cnr Bridge & Macquarie Sts, Sydney NSW 2000
Event Type: Concert
Cost: $40-$60 Concessions, student prices available
Choir(s): Sydney Chamber Choir
Booking Phone Number: 1300 661 738
English by birth, Canadian by adoption, Irish by extraction and Scotch by absorption, Healey Willan’s lush choral harmonies explore the surprisingly sensual language of the Bible’s Song of Songs.
Paul Stanhope’s I Have Not Your Dreaming is a tribute to the Australian poet Oodgeroo Noonuccal. Young Australian composer Ella Macens draws on the rich singing tradition of her Latvian heritage in Stāvi Stīvi, Ozoliņ. Passion, tenderness and loss shape the delicate beauty of Clare Maclean’s West Irish Ballad.
René Clausen takes us out onto the mysterious expanses of the open sea in Tonight Eternity Alone; Morten Lauridson’s rhapsodic Nocturnes travel inward to reveal the deepest secrets of the night.
And at the heart of the program, two powerful meditations on the inescapable truth of time: David Conte’s Invocation and Dance follows the poetry of Walt Whitman in a celebration of nature’s cycles of death and renewal, and Jonathan Dove’s exquisite song cycle The Passing of the Year.
Sam Allchurch Conductor