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Bel a cappella | And the River Runs Away

20 April 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEST

$20 – $45
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“A diverse program of songs about love, water, and loss”

Join us for a diverse program of songs about love, water, and loss featuring the incredible pianistic skills of duet Josephine Allan and David Miller accompanying the choir in Hans Huber’s musical exploration of Goethe’s literary masterpiece ‘Aus Goethes Westöstlichem Diwan’, as we transport you into the world of Persian mysticism and philosophical contemplation as envisioned by the great German poet.

Jo and David also join Bel for Richard Rodney Bennett’s funny, whimsical and often cutting ‘Nonsense’. In addition, this program presents three world premieres of new Australian choral works composed for Bel in 2020 when we launched our first composition competition just before COVID stopped us in our tracks! We are looking forward to seeing you at Mosman Art Gallery for an enchanting afternoon of music.

Bel a cappella
Monica Buckland – conductor
Josephine Allan – piano
David Miller – piano

Johannes Brahms – Nachtwache II op. 104 no. 2
Robert A. Harris – April Rain Song
Kevin Barker* – Now Fades the Last Long Streak of Snow
Rani Arbo – Crossing the bar
Benjamin Britten – Carry her over the water
Donald Hollier* – Crossing the Bar
Hans Huber – Aus Goethes Westöstlichem Diwan
Johannes Brahms – Vineta op. 42 no. 2
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor – By the lone seashore
Judith Bingham – The Drowned Lovers
C.V. Stanford – The Blue Bird
Andrew Howes* – Moss Stone Cantic
Richard Rodney Bennett – Nonsense

* Bel Composition Prize 2020 – winner


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Mosman, NSW 2088 Australia
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