ACC 2017

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1. A London Coronation

    Celebrating the 65th anniversary of HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne, the Australian Chamber Choir presents the marvellous music that helped to make her coronation remarkable: a veritable treasury of the best English choral music from the last five centuries. Organ, trumpets, brass and kettle drums enrich the choir’s “simply phenomenal” sound.
  • George Frederic Handel (1685–1757) Zadok the Priest
  • Charles Hubert Parry (1848–1918) I was Glad
  • Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625) O clap your hands
  • William Byrd (c.1539–1623) I will not leave you comfortless
  • Herbert Howells (1892–1983) Behold, O God
  • R. Vaughan Williams (1872–1958) Sanctus, O taste and see
  • William Walton (1902–83) Te Deum Laudamus
  • Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924) Gloria in Excelsis

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2. By the waters of Babylon

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?”

    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 composer, Tom Henry to write a new work on this theme. Hear this in Australia, or

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  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) The Chorale An Wasserflüssen Babylon, The Motets Fürchte dich nicht and Ich lasse dich nicht
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94) Super flumina Babylonis
  • Herbert Howells (1892-1983) Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis for St Paul’s, London
  • Tom Henry (born 1971) Uncertain Journeys
  • Luke Hutton (born 1989) Fern Hill
  • Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) Four Motets for a Time of Penitence

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3. Venice

      By popular demand, with the special sound of Italian renaissance instruments we celebrate our 10th Birthday, singing music for multiple choirs of voices and instruments, mostly written for the Basilica of San Marco, Venice.
    • Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1633) Domine ad adiuvandum, Cantate Domino, O Jesu mea vita, Duo Seraphim
    • Heinrich Schütz (1585–1672) Ist nicht Ephraim mein teurer Sohn, Saul was verfolgst du mich?
    • Giovanni Antonio Rigatti (c.1613–48) Magnificat
    • Giovanni Gabrieli (1557–1612) Omnes Gentes, Jubilate Deo, Canzona à 15, In Ecclesiis
    • Andrea Gabrieli (1533–85) – Kyrie, Christe, Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus

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Friends Tour MapClick here for a list of all Australian concert dates for 2017: Bowral, Brighton, Castlemaine, Flinders, Geelong, Macedon, Melbourne, Middle Park, Preston, Sydney

European concert tour: We are off to Europe in 2017 and you can come with us from Rome to Leipzig. Join us for 16 days of fabulous music and unforgettable experiences. Read more

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