This concert promises a cathartic experience, tapping into music’s power to communicate heartfelt emotion, from the fervent expression of joy to intense sorrow. The Chamber Singers shine in this intimate but powerful program of music inspired by faith and human experience.
PLEASE NOTE: This event does not take place at Sydney Opera House.
At The Neilson, Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay Arts Precinct | View Seat Map | Sydney Philharmonia Choirs | Classical Music
Thursday 12 October, 7:30pm
Saturday 14 October, 2pm
|Ticket||Description & price|
|A Reserve - full view seating||$75|
|B Reserve - side & rear view seating
Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection. Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times
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Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times. Children aged 0-23 months at the time of a performance may be seated on a parent’s lap free of charge. All children occupying a seat or aged 2 year/s of age or older must hold a valid ticket.
“It’s not often that the composer of a new work gets a standing ovation, but then every new work isn’t like James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater”
The musical richness of Christian tradition meets an inspirational vision of faith in this intimate concert at Sydney’s newest arts precinct at Walsh Bay.
Australian composers Matthew Orlovich, Daniel Brinsmead and Andrew Anderson offer fervent and heartfelt expressions of joy, celebration and simple devotion. Arvo Pärt’s signature bell-like style is represented by two of his most popular instrumental meditations.
At the heart of this concert is music by James MacMillan, whose sublime anthem “Who Shall Separate Us?” was heard in the funeral service for Elizabeth II. His setting of the Stabat Mater is a fiercely impassioned evocation of Mary’s grief at the foot of the cross, finding soaring moments of extraordinary beauty and consolation in the heart-breaking drama of this most sorrowful of Christian texts. The Stabat Mater might be a 13th-century litany but in MacMillan’s hands it becomes a deeply personal and devastatingly immediate account of a mother’s anguish.
Andrew ANDERSON I Sing in My Heart*†
Arvo PÄRT Festina lente
Arvo PÄRT Fratres
Matthew ORLOVICH Joyful, Joyful!†
Daniel BRINSMEAD Cantate Domino*†
James MACMILLAN Stabat Mater**
† From 100 Minutes of New Australian Music Project
** Australian premiere
Brett Weymark conductor
Sydney Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra
Presented by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs
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