War and Peace
Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 1 Albion Street, Brunswick East (Melway 30, B6)
Directed by Warren Trevelyan-Jones
The Consort of Melbourne presents War and Peace as the final concert in their 2014 concert series.
This programme of Russian sacred music features "The Golden Three"; the Imperial Court composers Maxim Berezovsky, Artemy Vedel and Dimitri Bortniansky, alongside other sacred works by Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov & Prokofiev. At its heart will be a performance of Bortniansky's grand Te Deum for double chorus written to commemorate the Russian victory over Napoleon in 1812.
Sixteen of Melbourne’s finest singers will perform under the direction of Warren Trevelyan-Jones assisted by Nicholas Cowall, Russian choral and language specialist.
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.