Today's concert welcomes two choirs from opposite sides of the globe: St Peters Chorale join us all the way from Brisbane as part of their European tour, and we welcome back Tapestry Female Voice Choir from Berkshire.
St Peters Chorale present repertoire celebrating Aboriginal Heritage, local wildlife and landscape and the multi-cultural nature of their home, including many works by Australian composers commissioned by the choir over the years. Tapestry explore a range of pieces for upper voices by composers such as Stephen Sondheim and Christopher Fox. In true Brandenburg style the choirs will also come together to perform during the evening, and we hope that you will join us for this unique concert of truly international choral offerings.
- Stephen Leek Until I Saw; Cutty Sark
- Joseph Twist Ubi Caritas
- Paul Bonetti Wake Up
- Elena Kats-Chernin Wake Up
- Paul Jarman Towards Infinity
- Graeme Morton Lute Book Lullaby
- Ralph Morton Good Christian Folk, Rejoice
- Matthew Orlovich My Nurse and I
- Traditional South Australia; The Parting Glass
St Peters Chorale, Brisbane
Piano and Organ - Phillip Gearing
Conductor - Kathryn Morton
- Christopher Fox A Dream of Winter
- Bill Whelan The Heart's Cry
- Alexander Campkin Agnus Dei
- John Barber Waxwings
- Stephen Sondheim Sunday
- Arvo Pärt Peace be upon you, Jerusalem
- Kerry Andrew Night Time Songs
- Franz Biebl Ave Maria
Tapestry Female Voice Choir
Conductor - Sarah Latto
Tickets £23 (premium) £18 (unreserved) children £5 - book online now.
The premium package includes reserved seat + programme + interval drink.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
St Peters Chorale is regarded as one of the leading Australian youth choirs, comprising students from Years 9 - 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in Brisbane. The Choir has an international reputation for the commissioning and performance of Australian Choral Music and collaborates with both Australian and international groups in the sharing of choral music. Recent collaborations have included the Fieri Ensemble (England), the Tiffin Boys Choir (England) and the University of Queensland Chamber Choir (Australia). In 2017, the choir will also perform major works at the Jubilee Celebrations of the Reformation to be held in Brisbane. In addition to its focus on Australian repertoire, the Chorale has also performed major works such as Mendelssohn’s "Elijah", Mozart’s "Requiem", and Britten’s "Rejoice in the Lamb". The choir regularly undertakes international tours during school vacations and will appear at the festival as part of a visit to England, Wales, France, Germany and Austria.
Tapestry is an all-female chamber choir based in Berkshire, focused on exploring varied and innovative repertoire for higher voices. Recent concerts have included a performance of semi-improvised carols, a programme of French 19th and 20th century sacred music and a collaboration with lutenist Taro Takeuchi of Dowland lute songs. In rehearsal the group focuses on working both with and without a conductor, and allowing each singer to sing with a full-bodied, individual voice whilst singing and breathing as one. January 2017 marks the beginning of Tapestry's 5th anniversary, a year of celebration including a performance of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, a recording and a collaborative performance of David Lang's 'Love Fails'.