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Sydney Philharmonia Choirs | Fauré Requiem 2pm *SOLD OUT*

31 October 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AEDT

As restrictions begin to lift, we are excited to bring you a live concert in the vaulted space of St Andrew’s Cathedral.

In putting this concert together, our choices have been practical: we’re featuring music for small choir and just four instrumentalists – music that will allow us all to keep our distance. Music we know and love.

But, as our conductor Brett Weymark points out, the constraints have resulted in a program that is satisfying and consoling. Imagine: from silence a single line emerges singing of charity, love and gathering together to forget the frictions in our lives and experience true joy. That’s the Latin prayer of Duruflé’s Ubi caritas. Then the sheer beauty of Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine – a song of hope in which we literally ‘break the silence’. And we reprise Fauré’s Requiem, not in its grand symphonic version, but in an arrangement that restores its original conception as something intimate and restful. If 2020 has left you feeling drained and exhausted, then Fauré’s Requiem will restore your spirit and heal your soul.


DURUFLÉ Ubi caritas
FAURÉ Cantique de Jean Racine
FAURÉ Requiem 
(arr. for chamber ensemble by David Hill)


Brett Weymark conductor
Sydney Philharmonia Chamber Singers and VOX
Guest treble soloist from St Andrew’s Cathedral Choir
Ross Cobb* 
organ, Fiona Ziegler violin, Anthea Cottee cello, Owen Torr harp
* courtesy St Andrew’s Cathedral



31 October 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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St Andrew’s Cathedral
Sydney Square, Corner Bathurst and George Streets
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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