The Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral – Songs of Solitude and Solace


The Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral, directed by Thomas Wilson, with organist Oliver Brett, present Songs of Solitude and Solace, a litany including some of the most uplifting, impassioned and introspective gems of the choral canon.
The Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral is Australia’s only fully professional Cathedral Choir, renowned for its rich tone and vast repertoire, especially Renaissance polyphony. The 24 boy choristers and 12 professional lay clerks will interrupt their busy weekly schedule of eleven sung services to present this special concert. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear one of Australia’s great choirs singing stunning music in a perfect setting. 

The programme:
In the Christian Calendar 14 September is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The Cross is both the instrument of the Passion and Death of Jesus, and the device through which was bought the promise of Christian redemption. Central to the Christian narrative, the Cross has inspired a vast treasury of evocative music. A selection is presented here using the ancient Litany of the Holy Cross as a framework. 
MARTIN, F                Kyrie, eleison (Mass for double choir)
PURCELL                  Jehova, quam multi sunt
LOTTI                        Crucifixus
MALCOLM               Scapulis suis
ALBINONI                The Beatitudes
LANGLAIS                Mors et resurrectio (Organ)
BRAHMS                   Geistliches lied
MARTIN, M              Sitivit anima mea
TALLIS                       Salvator mundi
PALESTRINA           Agnus Dei (Missa brevis)
PURCELL                  Hear my prayer
BRUCKNER              Christus factus est
TODD                        Stay with me, Lord

Tickets:  $50/45; to book call (02) 8256 2222, visit www.cityrecitalhall.comor purchase at the door.

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