Sydney Chamber Choir: Lux Aeterna - Completed
at The Great Hall
Sunday, 24 June 2012 from 12:00 AM + Add to calendar24/06/2012 00:0024/06/2012 00:00Australia/SydneySydney Chamber Choir: Lux AeternaSydney Chamber Choir: Lux Aeterna Sunday, 24 June 2012 from 12:00 AM (Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney) Organiser Sarah 1300 661 738 Address The Great Hall University of Sydney NSW 2006 Australia Event web page: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/7057/sydney_chamber_choir_lux_aeterna.aspxThe Great Hall
University of Sydney NSW 2006
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“At the darkest moment comes the light.” - Joseph Campbell
Out of the shadows of post-war Europe and inspired by ancient Requiem chants shines some of the twentieth century’s most radiant and ethereal music. In this concert, Duruflé’s exquisite motets and masterful Requiem are presented alongside Ligeti’s astonishing Lux Aeterna and Messiaen’s luminous O Sacrum Convivium.
Peter Sculthorpe’s transcendent Lullaby, a re-imagining of a Torres-Strait Island song, lies at the heart of this great Australian composer’s own Requiem. Michael Yezerski (composer of music for the feature film The Black Balloon) takes a different approach, starting from the Jewish equivalent of the requiem, the Hebrew Kaddish. This new work for voices and cello, commissioned by Sydney Chamber Choir, will receive its world premiere at this concert.
Conductor: Thomas Wilson
Guest Artists: Amy Johansen (organ), Julian Smiles (cello)
Duruflé: Four motets on Gregorian themes
Messiaen: O Sacrum Convivium!
Ligeti: Lux Aeterna
Sculthorpe: Requiem for cello alone [selections]
Sculthorpe: Lullaby (Canticle) from Requiem
Yezerski: New Work for choir and cello