Saturday May 28th // 7.30pm
CITY RECITAL HALL 

 

Artists

Sydney Chamber Choir

Jonathan Grieves-Smith
Conductor

Orchestra of the Antipodes

 

Repertoire

Handel
Dixit Dominus

Vasks
Prayer (Australian Premiere)

Bach
Christ Lag In Todesbanden

Grandage
New Work (World Premiere)

 

From the inmost places of the human heart, music that fills the heavens with song.

Handel’s Dixit Dominus is a dazzling hymn of joy and praise, blending the virtuoso choral writing of his native Germany with the passion and drama of Italian opera.

Bach’s cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden is a richly solemn journey from darkness to resplendent light, exploring the mystery of life and death itself in intricate counterpoint and soaring melody.

Pēteris Vasks’ Prayer is an ecstatic invocation of the power of love to overcome misery and despair. Drawing on prayers of Mother Teresa, it takes us into the streets of Calcutta to find courage and hope. Never before performed in Australia, it will be paired with a new work by Australian composer Iain Grandage: a prayer yet to be discovered.