The Australian Chamber Choir Returns to Sydney

The Australian Chamber Choir
The Australian Chamber Choir

The Australian Chamber Choir returns to Sydney after an acclaimed European tour and Melbourne concerts

Founder and Director of the choir, Douglas Lawrence OAM, has curated a program By The Waters of Babylon that brings together the newly commissioned works of Australian composers, Luke Hutton and Tom Henry alongside the music of older masters like J S Bach, William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, Richard Dering and Jacob Handl also known as Jacobus Gallus, and newer composers like Frank Martin  and Herbert Howells.

The Australian Chamber  Choir undertook a 3-week European tour with By The Waters of Babylon performing 16 concerts across Italy, Austria and Germany. From the heart-wrenching text of the title work relaying the exile of a people from their homeland, to the text for Tom Henry’s work, which has been written by asylum seekers awaiting their cases to be assessed, The Waters of Babylon is a poignant, relevant thematic soundscape.

The programme:

• An Wasserflüssen Babylon Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
• Fürchte dich nicht Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
• Ich lasse dich nicht Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
• Magnificat Herbert Howells (1892–1983)
• Nunc Dimittis Herbert Howells (1892–1983)
• Pater noster Jacob Handl also known as GALLUS (1550–91)
• Super flumina Babylonis Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
• Fern Hill Luke Hutton (1989)
• Uncertain Journeys (2017) Tom Henry (1971)
• Full Fathom Five Frank Martin (1890–1974)
• Factum est silentium Richard Dering (1580–1630)
• Ave verum corpus William Byrd (1542/3–1623)
• Almighty and everlasting God Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625)

Tickets: $45/$40/$20


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