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Australian Chamber Choir presents By The Waters of Babylon
26 August 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEST$20 - $40
Direct from a critically acclaimed European tour and Melbourne concerts, The Australian Chamber Choir journeys to Bowral and Sydney with the superb sounds of By The Waters of Babylon this August.
Founder and Director Douglas Lawrence has curated a program that brings together the newly commissioned works of Australian composers, Luke Hutton and Tom Henry alongside the compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750), Herbert Howells (1892–1983), Jacob Handl also known as Jacobus Gallus (1550 – 1591), Frank Martin (1890–1974), Richard Dering (1580–1630), William Byrd (1542/3–1623) and Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625).
From the heart-wrenching text of the title work relaying the exile of a people from their homeland, to the text for Tom Henry’s work, which has been written by Asylum seekers awaiting their cases to be assessed, The Waters of Babylon is a poignant, relevant thematic soundscape.
The Choir recently undertook a 3-week European tour of By The Waters of Babylon performing 16 concerts across Italy, Austria and Germany.
The voices of the 19 young singers are trained at the highest level. A lightning-crisp intonation rings continuously through a naturally blended sound. Darmstadt Echo, July 2017