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Duruflé’s Requiem

24 May 2024

This event takes place off site at St. Philip’s Church

Classical Music

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs virtuosic Chamber Singers present inspiring music by Renaissance composer Orlando di Lasso together with French composer Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem – a work that blends Gregorian plainchant with the sensual melodies of a Modern. 

Please note: this event is not held at the Sydney Opera House.

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Duruflé’s Requiem

Take a moment to step inside the neo-gothic sandstone church near Wynyard station – St Philip’s on York Street – and be transported to another world. 

Three short Renaissance religious works by Flemish composer Orlando di Lasso are the perfect entrée for Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem. This work from 1947 is grounded in achingly beautiful chants to which he adds his modern French musical voice, steeped in mysticism and sensual harmonic lines, played this time on the St Philip’s organ by the brilliant David Drury. Duruflé did not write a lot – but what we have has been crafted into exquisite perfection.

The intimacy and kaleidoscopic stained glass of St Philip’s on York Street makes an utterly beautiful setting for this short Friday night concert.


Orlando di LASSO
Adoramus te
Ave verum corpus
Timor et tremor 



Sam Allchurch Conductor
Chamber Singers
David Drury Organ

Presented by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

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