BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON
we sat down and wept … As for our harps, we hanged them up upon the trees that are therein. For they that led us away captive required of us then a song, saying “Sing us one of the songs of Sion” “How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?”

Babylon

“… Douglas Lawrence and his singers … thrilled the large audience … more” Echo, Darmstadt, 20.07.17

“The voices of the 19 young singers are trained at the highest level. A lightning-crisp intonation rings through a naturally blended sound. The unaccompanied works of the evening maintained perfect tune … as the choir wended its way with the greatest security through music of many periods and styles … more” Echo, Darmstadt, 20.07.17

“… an unforgettable concert” Markus Karas, Cantor/Director of Church Music, Diaconate of Bonn

 

BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON
June 17 to August 27

Many composers have set this heart-wrenching text, telling of the exile of a people from their homeland. JS Bach sets the poem as a solemn hymn, Palestrina as a multi-voiced motet.

The text is no less potent in the 21st century than it was in 500 BCE. The Australian Chamber Choir has commissioned Australian composers, Tom Henry and Luke Hutton to write new works for this program. Other works on the program are JS Bach Motets and works by Howells, Martin, Byrd and Gibbons … More

 

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RepresentationProfessional enquiries regarding the engagement of the Choir in Australia should be directed to Weaver Artist Management