City of Melbourne Annual Arts Grants: 1. Artistic Support Material
Viceo 1. This performance of the Kyrie from Bach’s Mass in B Minor took place at the church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middle Park in April 2016. Australian Chamber Choir, Melbourne Baroque Orchestra, directed by Douglas Lawrence. Presented with the support of the Margaret Lawrence Bequest and the Robert Salzer Foundation. “simply phenomenal” General Anzeiger, Bonn, July 2011
Video 2. This movie was used as a FaceBook advertisement for the Australian Chamber Choir’s 2017 season. The soundtrack is Handel’s Zadok the Priest, performed with specialist instrumentalists playing the instruments of Handel’s time, recorded live at a performance entitled Chapel Royal, which took place at the church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middle Park in November 2015. Australian Chamber Choir, Melbourne Baroque Orchestra, directed by Douglas Lawrence. Presented with the support of the Robert Salzer Foundation. “complete stylistic perfection” Dagbladet, Denmark, July 2015
Audio 1. Our latest CD: MOTETS -Track 18. Johann Sebastian Bach – Christ lag in Todes Banden
“… as pure as crystal, beautifully blended, clearly articulated and unanimous in execution of phrasing and dynamics” SoundsLike Sydney, August, 2015
Audio 2. Young Australian composer Luke Hutton sings in the ACC and is a part of Douglas Lawrence’s Mentoring Program. Luke wrote Unspoken for the choir in 2015. The text is a colage of two speeches written during the Cold War, one to be given by Queen ElizabethII in case of the onset of nuclear war and the other to be given by Ricahrd Nixon if the 1969 Apollo moon landing had been a failurt. This was recorded live at the first performance at St Fidelis, Coburg in March 2015.
Video 3. Moses Hogan (1957-2003): Didn’t my Lord deliver Daniel? (c.2000)
The Australian Chamber Choir, directed by Douglas Lawrence. Live performance.
Filmed at Our Lady of Mt Carmel in October, 2011 (2’25”)
Most of our concert programs end with one or two encores, usually at least one popular-style piece such as this one. Audiences often comment on the choir’s ability to sing convincingly across many different styles: “The two spirituals given as an encore were simply stunning” Mathias Nofzer, General Anzeiger, Bonn, July 11, 2009 (CLICK HERE to read the full review).