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JS Bach’s Magnificat in D

30 March – 1 April 2023

In the Concert Hall

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Classical Music

One of the world’s great choral conductors, Stephen Layton, brings Bach’s soaring masterpiece to life.

Exhilarating & Beautiful

Bring together a choir of exquisite voices, an orchestra and Bach, and the outside world fades away. The Magnificat is a transformative experience, featuring more than 100 performers on stage for a work of immense beauty.

This music is bright and exhilarating, with soaring brass and gorgeous choral singing. It delights with its bold contrasts and cascades of light and colour – a work to nourish the spirit and renew a sense of wonder.

Stephen Layton is one of the world’s great choral conductors, best known as conductor of the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, and a specialist in realising the radiant brilliance of Bach’s work.

PÄRT Trisagion*
JS BACH Magnificat in D
EŠENVALDS Passion and Resurrection

*Saturday 1 April performance only

Stephen Layton conductor
Amy Moore soprano
Chloe Lankshear soprano 
Stephanie Dillon mezzo soprano 
Christopher Watson tenor 
David Greco baritone 
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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