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.
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
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.com, or purchase at the door.