Australian Chamber Choir: Merulo, Monteverdi, Bach, Mendelssohn, Barber, Henderson & Kerry
Sun 16 October @ 16:00 - 17:30$65
“Full many a glorious morning have I seen Flatter the mountain tops with sovereign eye,
Kissing with golden face the meadows green, Gilding pale streams with heav’nly alchemy”
— Willam Shakespeare, Sonnet XXX —
Shakespeare describes how the morning light performs a “heavenly alchemy” on the landscape. He refers to the branch of metaphysics dealing with the transformation of base metals into gold. The voices of individual singers are like base metals, which, given the right circumstances, undergo a seemingly magical transformation into a choral sound of pure gold.
Join us for an afternoon of extraordinary choral music for four to eight voices, from the Renaissance to the present day. The program includes a new work by Gordon Kerry, setting Shakespeare’s words.