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Voices of the Italian Baroque

16 August 2024

This event takes place off site at St James’ King St

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

Classical Music

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs' virtuoso Chamber Singers shine in a glorious program of Baroque choral music. Experience the intricate textures and expressive power of these Italian masters in the resonant acoustic of St James', King St.

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

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Voices of the Italian Baroque

The Baroque era gave us splendid architecture and magnificent art. It also inspired glorious music that resonated under the gilded domes and painted ceilings of Italy's great chapels, that echoed from balcony to balcony in St Mark's Venice.

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs invites you to step back to a visionary age when music evoked powerful emotions with striking and dramatic musical imagery — even in church!

This transcendent program begins with Domenico Scarlatti's intense, almost graphic setting of the Stabat Mater followed by expressions of faith and joy, and a fervent mass setting by Monteverdi. Through it all you'll hear the Chamber Singers, weaving together in 4, 8, 10 or more parts as they move you to ecstasy, and tears, in this celebration of the Italian Baroque.

Presented by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

Program

Domenico SCARLATTI Stabat Mater
Antonio CALDARA Crucifixus a 16 voci
Giacomo CARISSIMI Dixit Dominus
Claudio MONTEVERDI Messa a 4 voci, SV 190
Giovanni GABRIELI Hodie completi sunt dies Pentecostes 
Antonio LOTTI Crucifixus a 8 voci

Artists

Brett Weymark conductor
Chamber Singers
Sydney Philharmonia Baroque Ensemble

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