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FREE TICKETS FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN
Just book a Regular Adult ticket and a Student ticket and enter the discount code FCWA at the checkout. Your child’s ticket will be completely free of charge. FCWA stands for “Free Child With Adult”. Venice is a great concert for children.

Book for Brighton Sat 11 November at 3pm
Book for Middle Park Sun 12 November at 3pm

Following the enormous popularity of the ACC’s Music from San Marco Venice in 2014, Douglas Lawrence has curated a new program of ravishing music inspired by the architecture of this famous church. With its imposing bell tower and dome, the mighty edifice of San Marco dominates the city’s profile as you approach the island from the sea. The building’s architecture provides many galleries from which singers and instrumentalists can perform. Monteverdi and Gabrieli developed a unique style of antiphonal music, where groups of musicians or singers would sing successive phrases from different galleries, coming together for climactic ‘surround sound’ finales. This is a rare case of the architecture of a single building influencing the development of a new musical style.

Douglas Lawrence NördlingenDouglas Lawrence, as well-known for his organ concerts as for his choral conducting, has played organ concerts in St Mark’s and conducted a choral concert in the piazza, with the Basilica as a magnificent backdrop. The Australian Chamber Choir will recreate some of the magic of St Mark’s, performing works by Monteverdi and Gabrieli for choirs of voices with instruments of that time.

The lowest instrument in the ensemble will be a great bass rackett: This is only 40cm long, but plays lower than a double bass or contrabassoon. Brock Imison, normally found playing contrabassoon in the MSO plays the rackett as well as curtals (renaissance bassoons in different sizes). Matthew Manchester gives the ensemble a virtuoso soprano line, on cornetto and cornettino. The cornetto, a hybrid brass/woodwind instrument is made from wood, covered in leather. It was the most important solo instrument of the 16th and 17th centuries and was purported to be the most difficult instrument to master.

The program runs the gamut of emotions,  from the theatrical excitement of Schütz’s 16-voiced Saul, why do you persecute me to the ravishing intimacy and calm of Monteverdi’s O Jesu mea vita. You might imagine that you are in heaven, but no, you are in Venice!ACC - Ballarat Jan 2016-11

  • Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1633) – Domine ad adiuvandum from the Vespers of 1610
  • Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672) – Ist nicht Ephraim mein teurer Sohn (Jeremiah 31:20, SWV 40)
  • MonteverdiCantate Domino, O Jesu mea vita
  • Giovanni Gabrieli (1554/57-1612) Canzona Pian e Forte
  • Giovanni Antonio Rigatti (c.1613-48) Magnificat
  • Giovanni GabrieliOmnes Gentes
  • Andrea Gabrieli (1533-85) - Kyrie a 5, Christe à 8, Kyrie à 12, Gloria à 16
  • Giovanni Gabrieli Jubilate Deo, Canzona à 15
  • Heinrich SchützSaul, was verfolgst du mich? (SWV 415)
  • Andrea GabrieliSanctus à 12
  • Giovanni GabrieliIn Ecclesiis

Book for Brighton Sat 11 November at 3pm
Book for Middle Park Sun 12 November at 3pm

FREE TICKETS FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN
Just book a Regular Adult ticket and a Student ticket and enter the discount code FCWA at the checkout. Your child’s ticket will be completely free of charge. FCWA stands for “Free Child With Adult”. Venice is a great concert for children.

 

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