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Bel a Cappella’s Of a Rose Sing we, Celebrates Several Premieres

December 10, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Vocal ensemble Bel a cappella conducted by Monica Buckland features a world premiere and two  Australian premieres, all by Australian composers, in its program Of a Rose Sing we. 

Concert program:

Australian Premieres: Nabd (Heartbeat) by Shireen Abu-Khader/ Gaudebat et Ridebat! by British-Australian composer, Katharine Parton.

World Premiere: An Acknowledgement of Country written for Bel a Cappella by Australian composer Chris Sainsbury

This deeply meaningful piece evokes the ancient carvings of the high rock sandstone platforms of our coastline.

Magnificat settings by Schütz and Mathias form the cornerstones of this beautiful program for Advent celebrating Mary, together with rose-themed works by composers from different Christian traditions.

The program: Chris Sainsbury Acknowledgement of Country*/ Michael Praetorius Es ist ein Ros’/John Tavener Annunciation/John Joubert       There is no rose/ Kerensa Briggs   A tender shoot/ Cheryl Frances-Hoad There is no rose/ Melanie DeMore          Blessed be!/ Alison Willis        There is no rose/ Heinrich Schütz German Magnificat/ Michael Praetorius/Jan Sandström Es ist ein Ros’/ Benjamin Britten Rosa mystica/ Herbert Howells            A spotless rose/ Shireen Abu-Khader Nabd (Heartbeat)**/ Katharine Parton Gaudebat, ridebat**/ William Mathias          A May Magnificat



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Eaton Street
Balmain, NSW 2041 Australia
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