Ensemble Gombert: Byrd & Weelkes


William Byrd and Thomas Weelkes died 400 years ago in 1623 – Byrd in his 80s and Weelkes at age 47. To commemorate these two stalwarts of the repertoire, Ensemble Gombert have curated a program that celebrates a variety of their choral works. The two centrepieces of the program are Byrd’s Te Deum and Magnificat from his Great Service and repertoire that has affirmed Ensemble Gombert as masters of their craft. These works are complemented by popular favourites including Byrd’s Sing Joyfully and Weelkes’ Hosanna to the Son of David, plus other beloved anthems of Elizabethan and Jacobean repertoire.

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Ensemble Gombert: Forestier, Tallis, Byrd, de Monte & Gabrieli


Melbourne’s outstanding chamber choir was founded by John O’Donnell in 1990 and continues to delight audiences with its expert and informed performances.
This program of music for Pentecost will present the following works:
Mathurin Forestier (1475–1541), Veni, sancte Spiritus (formerly attributed to Josquin Desprez)
Thomas Tallis (1505–1585), Loquebantur variis linguis
William Byrd (c. 1540–1623), In festo Pentecostes
Philippe de Monte (1521–1603), Advenit ignis divinus
Giovanni Gabrieli (1557–1612), Hodie completi sunt (à 8)

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Consortium of Viols: Lawes, Purcell, Sculthorpe, Kats-Chernin & Green


Consortium unites a band of Australia’s finest viol players to explore the rich repertoire for viol consort. Drawing upon a wealth of professional experience in its players and a deep-shared love of the consort experience, Consortium enables Australian audiences to experience the beauty and crystalline purity of the traditional repertoire for viol consort alongside exciting avant-garde new music being written for this unique medium.

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