The ACC8 is

an ensemble of eight singers from the Australian Chamber Choir directed by Douglas Lawrence. Since the ACC’s inception in 2007, ensembles have performed regularly as part of the Guest Artists program at St Carthages, Parkville. In 2017, the ACC8 performed in the Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields and Albury Chamber Music Festivals.

In this one-hour program, Douglas Lawrence directs the ACC8 in works by Byrd, Bach, Barber, Brahms and Britten.

CRESWICK: Saturday 23 February at 7pm, St John’s Creswick (Four Seasons Fine Music Festival)

TOORAK: Sunday 3 March at 3pm, The Chapel, Mandeville Hall and afterwards in the Oak Parlour. Limited seats available.

Mix & Match Any 3 Concerts

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William Byrd (1538–1623)
from the Mass for Four Voices
Kyrie, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei

Benjamin Britten (1913–76)
A Hymn to the Virgin
Samuel Barber (1910–81)
A Nunn takes the Veil

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
The Motet: Komm Jesu, komm (BWV 229)

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809–47)
Beati mortui

Johannes Brahms (1833–97)
Schaffe in mir Gott

from the Renaissance
Pierre Passereau (1509–47) Il est bel et bon
Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625) The silver swan
Heinrich Isaac (c1450–1517) Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen
Thomas Morley (1557/8–1602) My bonny lass

Three English part-songs
Gerald Finzi (1901–56) My spirit sang all day
C.Hubert H.Parry (1848–1918) Music, when soft voices die
Edward Elgar (1857–1934) As torrents in Summer

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Visit the historic St John's Church in Creswick (pictured) on 23 February and enjoy the ACC8's one hour program, part of the Four Seasons Festival of Fine Music. A light supper is available after the concert, where you can chat with the singers and me.

Douglas Lawrence - Artistic Director