An elite ensemble of sixteen singers from within one of Australia’s finest a cappella vocal groups, Bel a cappella, takes centre-stage this Sunday as part of the popular Prelude in Tea series at North Sydney’s Independent Theatre.
Bel a consort give their premiere performance of 2019 with Tomás Luis de Victoria’s Requiem, written in 1603 and published in 1605. This masterpiece is one of a handful of large-scale works which enjoys mainstream appeal in the 21st century. For many, it represents what Renaissance polyphony is, what it sounds and feels like, and how expressive it can be. Motets by Clemens non Papa and Lobo will also feature.
The newly formed Bel a consort is a group of consort singers from within Bel a cappella and their Artistic Director Anthony Pasquill.
During 2019, members of both ensembles will be performing works by James MacMillan, Gustav Mahler, Veljo Tormis, Arvo Pärt, Alfred Schnittke, Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst, Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Alice Chance in concerts throughout Sydney.
A Prelude in Tea is a Sunday afternoon concert series featuring a scrumptious afternoon tea served from 2:30 followed by a 3:30 concert from some of Australia’s best and most exciting small ensembles.
BEL A CONSORT: VICTORIA REQUIEM 1605
Requiem – Tomás Luis de Victoria | Ego flos campi – Clemens non Papa | Versa est in luctum – Alonso Lobo
Tickets: $49 adult, $32 concession/under 30, $22 student, $17 child
Bookings (02) 9955 3000 or www.theindependent.org.au