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Songs of Farewell | Sydney Philharmonia Chamber Singers
11 November 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm AEDT
An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating indefinitely
Tickets $60 plus booking fees
On the 11th of November we recall the sacrifice made by men and women in protecting us, a time for contemplation of the grandest themes of life and death.
Music has always played a role in occasions of shared sorrow, both as a means of expressing it, and as a consolation. Choral music is an especially powerful vehicle for the music of remembrance, a collective singing on behalf of humankind.
Our Chamber Singers mark Remembrance Day with works that confront tragedy and offer hope.
Radiant acapella masterpieces by Herbert Howells, Herbert Parry and Nigel Butterley are profoundly personal responses to loss, redemption and eternity. Howells’ Requiem found the universe in his private grief – the death of his young son.
Interleaved between the traditional words of the requiem, are psalms which offer peace and hope. Parry’s Songs of Farewell make the global tragedy personal, with six exquisite settings of verses about life, death and eternity.
It was also one of his final and finest masterpieces. We are excited to commission a new work in this program which will complement this music of reflection.
- PURCELL Hear my prayer
- BUTTERLEY The True Samaritan
- HOWELLS Requiem
- HARRIS Bring us O Lord
- PARRY Songs of Farewell
- Brett Weymark conductor
- Chamber Singers