SYDNEY CHAMBER CHOIR – 2014 PROGRAM
WELCOME TO OUR 2014 SEASON
Fresh from our successful Asia tour, Sydney Chamber Choir presents an exciting season of choral masterpieces from across the centuries and around the world.
We started the year with the incomparable and inspiring guest conductor Richard Gill, directing our Easter concert, Fauré Requiem, with The Metropolitan Orchestra and soloists Belinda Montgomery and Alexander Knight.
In June, the music of American choral super-star Eric Whitacre was centre-stage in an imaginative and colourful program, Cloudburst, inspired by nature and the elements, featuring the virtuosic talents of Sydney percussionist extraordinaire Claire Edwardes.
And to cap the year off in suitably quirky and wonderful style, ARIA Award-winning jazz vocal quartet The Idea of North will be joining us for an exploration of the music of Icelandic pop princess Bjørk, via a journey of music from the icy climes of Scandinavia. Let your hair down and celebrate all things off-beat, strange and beautiful.
Across all three programs, our commitment to new Australian music is as strong as ever, with newly-commissioned works by eminent composers Mary Finsterer, Stephen Adams and Dan Walker taking pride of place.
Put the dates in your diary for our unmissable 2014 season. You won’t regret it!