ANCIENT SONGS FROM THE HEART IN THE BOOK OF PSALMS SOUND OUT ACROSS THE CENTURIES AGAINST OPPRESSION AND INJUSTICE
3000 years ago, 150 songs were gathered together to become the Hebrew Bible’s Tehillim, the Tanakh or Old Testament’s Book of Psalms.
From the earliest notation in the Jewish Tanakh three thousand years ago, the Psalms have been the source of personal solace for many and the inspiration for composers from the Renaissance until today. This program, presented by seven singers singing a cappella consists of Psalms by King David, William Byrd, Nicolas Gombert, Sigismondo d’India and Robert White. We sing settings from Josquin des Prez and Robert Parsons to Benjamin Britten and beyond in this intimate and moving recital for seven voices.
As Australia’s leading professional vocal ensemble, The Song Company is at the forefront of both early music performance and contemporary vocal music and is unique in its stylistic diversity. The Song Company comprises established principal and guest performers and the company is reshaping the professional vocal landscape in Australia for today and the next generation.
The Song Company: Performers: Chloe Lankshear, Robbie Diamond, Janine Harris, Dan Walker, Ethan Taylor, Koen van Stade, Hayden Barrington, Tom Flint. Artistic Director: Antony Pitts
This repertoire features alongside commissioned premières by Clare Maclean and Cathy Milliken in four concerts in the 2020 Adelaide Festival’s 150 Psalms series.
CONCERT DATES AND TIMES
Sat 8 Feb 3.00pm | Wollongong Art Gallery Buy Wollongong tickets
Mon 10 Feb 7.00pm | Newcastle Cathedral Buy Newcastle tickets
Thu 13 Feb 7.00pm | Wesley Uniting Church, Canberra Buy Canberra tickets
Fri 14 Feb 7.00pm | St Mary's Cathedral, Crypt Buy Sydney tickets
Sat 15 Feb 7.00pm | Blackheath Uniting Church Buy Blackheath tickets
Mon 17 Feb 7.30pm | Art Gallery of Ballarat Buy Tickets (Buy tickets directly from the Art Gallery of Ballarat)
Tue 18 Feb 7.00pm | Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon Buy tickets
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