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SUNDAY 21 JUNE, 3.00pm
Verbrugghen Hall
Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Do not stand at my grave and weep...

Award-winning composer and former Sydney Chamber Choir Music Director Paul Stanhope returns to lead the choir in the world premiere performance of his Requiem, the centrepiece of a program exploring themes of mortality, hope, ritual and commemoration.

It’s a conversation between old and new: the sumptuous Spanish Renaissance polyphony of Tomás Luis de Victoria; the contemporary compositional voices of Mary Finsterer and Arvo Pärt, distilling ancient techniques into clean and elegant reflections. In the hands of Danish composer Carl Nielsen, a simple chorale explodes into a rainbow of brilliant variations. James MacMillan’s Miserere is a choral tour de force, taking up dual notions of solemnity and virtuosity. Stanhope’s Requiem for solo soprano and tenor, choir, winds, harp and percussion is a major new work which juxtaposes settings of the Latin Mass for the Dead with poetry by Emily Dickinson, Oodgeroo Noonuccal and Mary Elizabeth Frye.

 

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PAUL STANHOPE 
CONDUCTOR

SYDNEY CHAMBER CHOIR

SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FELLOWS

GENEVIEVE LANG 
HARP    

JESS CIAMPA 
PERCUSSION

BELINDA MONTGOMERY 
SOPRANO

RICHARD BUTLER 
TENOR

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TOMÁS LUIS DE VICTORIA
VERSA EST IN LUCTUM 

MARY FINSTERER
WHEN SOFT VOICES DIE

ARVO PÄRT
MISSA SYLLABICA 

CARL NIELSEN
MIN JESUS, LAD MIT HJERTE FAA 

WIND QUINTET: THEME WITH VARIATIONS 

JAMES MACMILLAN
MISERERE 

PAUL STANHOPE
REQUIEM (WORLD PREMIERE)


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