FREE Community Concert
Songs for a Sunday Afternoon
St John's Uniting Church, Essendon
Cnr Mt Alexander Road & Buckley Street (Melway 28 G4)
The Consort of Melbourne is pleased to present Songs for a Sunday Afternoon as part of the Winter Music in the Valley series for City of Moonee Valley.
Ensemble singing as sophisticated entertainment has a long and substantial history, and what better way to while away an afternoon than to explore the subtlety and diversity of the human voice.
This entertaining and informative concert will walk you through 600 years of music from medieval to pop, sharing historical facts, vocal tips and performance tricks. With music by Thomas Tallis, Johannes Brahms, Camille Saint-Saens, traditional Negro Spirituals, George & Ira Gershwin, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel and Billy Joel.
The Consort of Melbourne is a professional vocal ensemble that champions both historic and contemporary chamber vocal repertoire. It comprises a core membership of eight singers, which expands or shrinks as the repertoire demands.
The Consort has presented a regular concert series in the Melbourne Recital Centre for many years, and has also been invited to collaborate with groups such as Kronos Quartet, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australian Youth Orchestra, Melbourne Youth Orchestra, the Song Company and La Compania.
For more information about this year's concerts click here to download the season brouchure.