Lest We Forget - Sacred Music for ANZAC Day
St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne
Directed by Peter Tregear
featuring Tristram Williams (Trumpet)
A concert in St Paul’s Cathedral to mark the centenary of the landing of ANZAC troops on the shores of Gallipoli, featuring Victoria’s moving Requiem Mass; a collection of stunning anthems by the Russian composer Pavel Chesnokov, composed in 1915; and the world premiere of a new work by leading young Australian composer Daniel Brinsmead for mixed choir and trumpet, setting texts by Will Streets, John Le Gay Brereton, Cicely Fox Smith, and Rudyard Kipling’s poem “Recessional”, traditionally recited on ANZAC Day and including the lines “Lest We Forget”.
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 the Rolling Stones, Kronos Quartet, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australian Youth Orchestra, Melbourne Youth Orchestra, the Song Company and La Compania.