What’s on 2019 > Time & Place


Verbrugghen Hall
Sydney Conservatorium of Music


A journey around the world and across the centuries.

English by birth, Canadian by adoption, Irish by extraction and Scottish by absorption, Healey Willan’s lush choral harmonies explore the surprisingly sensual language of the Bible’s Song of Songs.

Paul Stanhope’s I Have Not Your Dreaming is a tribute to the Indigenous Australian poet Oodgeroo Noonuccal. Young Australian composer Ella Macens draws on the rich singing tradition of her Latvian heritage in Stāvi Stīvi, Ozoliņ. Passion, tenderness and loss shape the delicate beauty of Clare Maclean’s A West Irish Ballad.

René Clausen takes us out onto the mysterious expanses of the open sea in Tonight Eternity Alone; Morten Lauridsen’s rhapsodic Nocturnes travel inward to reveal the deepest secrets of the night.

And at the heart of the program, two powerful meditations on the inescapable truth of time: David Conte’s Invocation and Dance, which follows the poetry of Walt Whitman in a celebration of nature’s cycles of death and renewal, and Jonathan Dove’s exquisite song cycle The Passing of the Year.


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Sam Allchurch

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Jonathan Dove
The Passing Of The Year

Healey Willan
Fair In Face

Healey Willan
I Beheld Her, Beautiful As A Dove

Healey Willan
Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One

Paul Stanhope
I Have Not Your Dreaming

Ella Macens
Stāvi Stīvi, Ozoliņ
(Stand Strong, Oak Tree)

Clare Maclean
A West Irish Ballad

René Clausen
Tonight Eternity Alone

Morten Lauridsen

David Conte
Invocation And Dance