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The Marais Project Concert ‘Precious Colours’ Launches New Album

May 7, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

The Marais Project presents Precious Colours, a concert celebrating the release of its distinctive new album, Australian Monody.

The performers in Precious Colours,include couter-tenor Russell Harcourt, Susie Bishop, voice and violin; Jennifer Eriksson, viola da gamba; Catherine Upex, viola da gamba; and Tommie Andersson, theorbo, 9 course lute and 9-string classical-era guitar.

The repertoire for Australian Monody reaches from greats of the past like Henry Purcell, John Dowland, Marin Marais and colonial composer, Isaac Nathan, to works by living composers Carl Vine, Gordon Kerry, Alice Chance, and Michael Nyman. Marais Project singer, Susie Bishop, also contributes an original song. In all, there are three world premieres including a new movement written by music director and viola da gambist Jenny Eriksson, composed to close the Marais suite.