A Requiem for ANZAC Day
St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem
The Consort of Melbourne & Choir of St James' King Street, Sydney
Directed by Warren Trevelyan-Jones
Brahms' grand Requiem is his largest and yet also his most personal work, here performed in the composer's authorised arrangement for choir and piano 4 hands. Created to be not so much a mass for the dead as a source of solace for the living, it offers a message of comfort and consolation, irrespective of one's nation or creed. The concert also features motets for double choir by J S Bach and Schutz.
With thanks to our major sponsors St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne & Bernies Music Land.
Bernies will provide the 9'2" Schimmel K280 Konzert Grand for the performance.
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.
For more information about this year's concerts click here to download the season brouchure.