The internationally acclaimed Australian Chamber Choir and Prue Bassett Publicity present #ByTheWatersOfBabylonConcert directed by Douglas Lawrence
DATES and LOCATIONS:
1. Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre PRESTON – Thu 15 June |
2. Our Lady of Mount Carmel MIDDLE PARK – Sat 17 & Sun 18 June
3. ITALY, AUSTRIA and GERMANY - July
4. #ChurchOfTheResurrectionACEDON - Sat 19 Aug | 5. St Mary of the Angels Basilica, Geelong GEELONG – Sun 20 6. St Jude's Church BOWRAL - Saturday 26 August @ 7:30pm
7. St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney SYDNEY – Sun 27 Aug
The Australian Chamber Choir journeys to the suburbs of Melbourne, regional Victoria, Sydney as well as the international shores of Italy, Austria and Germany throughout June, July and August with the superb sounds of By The Waters of Babylon.
From the heart-wrenching text of the title work relaying the exile of a people from their homeland, to the texts for Tom Henry’s work, which have been written by Asylum seekers awaiting their cases to be assessed, The Waters of Babylon is a poignant, relevant thematic soundscape.
Director Douglas Lawrence has curated a program that brings together the newly commissioned works of Australian composers, Luke Hutton and Tom Henry, alongside the compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750), Herbert Howells (1892–1983), Jacob Handl also known as Jacobus Gallus (1550 – 1591), #FrankMartin (1890–1974), Richard Dering (1580–1630), William Byrd (1542/3–1623) and Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625).
By The Waters of Babylon, the Australian Chamber Choir's second concert offering of 2017, opens with June performances in Preston and Middle Park.
The Choir then undertakes a 3-week European tour of By The Waters of Babylon with 16 concerts across Italy, Austria and Germany. This will be followed in August with performances in Macedon, Geelong, Sydney and Bowral.
The Waters of Babylon Program:
An Wasserflüssen Babylon Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Fürchte dich nicht Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Ich lasse dich nicht Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Magnificat Herbert Howells (1892–1983)
Nunc Dimittis Herbert Howells (1892–1983)
Pater noster Jacob Handl also known as GALLUS (1550–91)
Super flumina Babylonis Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Fern Hill Luke Hutton (1989)
Uncertain Journeys (2017) Tom Henry (1971)
Full Fathom Five Frank Martin (1890–1974)
Factum est silentium Richard Dering (1580–1630)
Ave verum corpus William Byrd (1542/3–1623)
Almighty and everlasting God Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625)
Thanks to our friends at Prue Bassett Publicity Bohemian Rhapsody Club and Online Magazine is proudly covering the Preston concert (media: Bryanna Reynolds at Bryanna Reynolds Multimedia Journalist & Producer / Reynolds Sister Productions). please stay tuned for more information.