Peace on Earth
A fierce anti-war sentiment is a constant theme of Estonian composer Veljo Tormis’ extensive output. The Consort of Melbourne’s opening concert of 2014 explores some of his finest works for vocal ensemble interleaved with favourites from the choral repertoire in which pleas for peace and curses upon war are rendered in dazzling settings exploring the full emotional and dynamic range of the human voice.
Featuring works for voices and percussion by Veljo Tormis, Arvo Part, Vytautas Miskinis and Eriks Esenvalds in the glorious acoustics of Trinity College Chapel, Parkville.
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 Australian Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australian Youth Orchestra, Melbourne Youth Orchestra, the Song Company and La Compania.