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Sydney Philharmonia Choirs | Baroque Treasures

24 August 2024 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEST

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“…powerful and immaculate…” – ClassikON

The Baroque era gave us splendid architecture and magnificent art. It also inspired glorious music that resonated under the gilded domes and painted ceilings of Italy’s great chapels, that echoed from balcony to balcony in St Mark’s, Venice.

We invite you to step back to this visionary age when music evoked powerful emotions with striking and dramatic musical imagery – even in church!

This transcendent program featuring our Chamber Singers and an ensemble of period instruments begins with Domenico Scarlatti’s intense, almost graphic setting of the Stabat Mater – inviting empathy with the very real grief of Mary at the foot of the cross. It’s followed by expressions of faith and joy, and a fervent mass setting by Monteverdi. Through it all you’ll hear the voices of the Chamber Singers, weaving together in 4, 8, 10 or more parts. A choir, yes, but also an ensemble of individual virtuosos working as equals-in-harmony as they move you to ecstasy, and tears, in this celebration of the Italian Baroque.

“Brett Weymark teased a magnificent performance out of his singers and players…” – LIMELIGHT

PROGRAM:

SCARLATTI Stabat Mater

CALDARA Cruxifixus

CARISSIMI Dixit Dominus

MONTEVERDI Messa A 4

GABRIELLI Hodie Completi Sunt

LOTTI Crucifixus

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Date:
24 August 2024
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEST
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Snow Concert Hall
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Snow Concert Hall
40 Monaro Crescent, Red Hill, 2603
Canberra, ACT 2603 Australia
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