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Bel a cappella: Salve Regina

5 August 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEST

Tickets: Adult $45 | Senior/Pensioner $35 |18 and under $20

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Join Bel a cappella and Musical Director Anthony Pasquill for the second concert of their 2018 season Salve Regina. Francis Poulenc is considered to be among the most important composers of choral music of the 20th Century. Bel a cappella has presented most of his dazzling unaccompanied choral music over the years and is delighted to be performing his ‘Mass in G’, a work that demonstrates the fusion of playfulness and devotion which characterises Poulenc’s sacred music.

The program also includes works by Arvo Pärt, Hildegard von Bingen and Gregorio Allegri’s ‘Miserere’, known by most people for its soaring top C, sung by one soprano voice in a solo ensemble, and by the rich harmony of the larger choir, punctuated by simple plain chant.

Interpretations of ‘Salve Regina’ by Hermann Contractus and David Basden will also be performed alongside Australian Premieres of ‘Aeternam’ by Bernat Vivancos from his haunting Requiem, and ‘In paradisum’ by Galina Grigorjeva – a work which was commissioned by the international choir festival Tallinn 2013. In Grigorjeva’s In paradisum, a majestic and increasingly solid feeling of eternal peace prevails along with the joy for returning to the spiritual home.

“The singers of Sydney-based choir Bel a cappella are sterling representatives of the great tradition of amateur music making in this country and their season opener demonstrated outstanding ambition and commitment to composers old and new, international and home-grown.” — Clive Paget – Limelight Magazine


  • Gregorio Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus
  • Bernat Vivancos: Aeternam (Australian Premiere)
  • Francis Poulenc: Mass in G
  • Hildegard von Bingen: Spiritus Sanctus Vivificans
  • Arvo Pärt: Prayer after the Canon (from Kanon Pokajanen)
  • Galina Grigorjeva: In Paradisum (Australian Premiere)

and interpretations of Salve Regina by Hermann Contracts, Felice Anerio and David Basden



5 August 2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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St Augustine’s Catholic Church, Balmain
Eaton Street
Balmain, NSW 2041 Australia
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