Fauré Requiem and works by Debussy, Ravel, Saint Saëns and Fauré

This concert combines Fauré’s sublime Requiem, one of the best-loved of all choral works, with shorter secular pieces from the French repertoire. Debussy’s sensitive settings of 15th century poems by Charles d’Orleans contrast with Ravel’s exquisite Trois Chansons, where both…

 
Melbourne Bach Chamber Choir: Breath, Music for Choir, Brass & Winds

The works in this concert revisit the ancient tradition of combining voices with brass and wind instruments. Anton Bruckner’s great Mass in e minor (1866, revised later), composed for 8-part choir, winds and brass, references Gregorian chant and Palestrina. Also…

 
In Memoriam – Mozart Requiem

Mozart’s timeless Requiem is the centrepiece of this concert of works written on similar themes, beginning with Mozart’s expressive Passion aria for soprano, Kommet her, ihr frechen Sünder (1779). JS Bach’s cantata Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen (whose opening later became…

 
Melbourne Bach Choir: Brahms & Szymanowski

Melbourne Bach Choir and Orchestra continue their tradition of Good Friday concerts with this imaginative programme, featuring an outstanding cast of soloists. Following the success of OA’s recent production of King Roger by Polish composer Karol Szymanowski, his rarely performed…

 
Gloria | Melbourne Bach Chamber Choir

Hear glorious music for Advent and Christmas, featuring the premiere of Calvin Bowman’s, The Bells, for choir and organ. The Melbourne Bach Chamber Choir will perform choral works from the 17th to the 21st century, including magnificent polychoral works for…

 
Melbourne Bach Choir | Requiem

Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem, based on traditional Gregorian chant, was written in homage to Gabriel Faurés exquisite setting of the Mass for the Dead. Our performance of Duruflé’s 1948 version for choir, soloists, cello and organ is complemented by miniature masterpieces…

 
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