Screen Shot 2018-06-04 at 9.54.28 amBOOK NOW FOR MIDDLE PARK:
Sunday 24 June at 3pm
Free Student Tickets are available when you book a Student ticket with a full Adult ticket and at the checkout apply the promo code FCWA.



“Warum?”, “Why?”.  These are the first words of Brahms’ Motet Op.74. And the answer to that question unfolds as one listens to the program:Why? Why is light cast upon the sorrowful?

Composers of the so-called Romantic period dwell on emotions of sadness and longing and out of these emotions comes some of the most movingly beautiful and joyful music.

From Madrigals by Monteverdi on themes of love to Ravel’s luscious Chansons, this program includes an arrangement for voices of Elgar’s incredible Nimrod from his Enigma Variations and Samuel Barber’s haunting vocal version of his Adagio for Strings.

The program includes
Johannes Brahms: Motet Warum ist das licht gegeben Op.74

Claudio Monteverdi: Madrigals
Cruda Amarilli SV 94, from Madrigals Book V (1605)
Lasciatemi morire SV 107, from Madrigals Book VI (1614)
Sì, ch’io vorrei morire SV 89, from Madrigals Book IV (1603)

Anne Boyd: As I crossed a bridge of dreams
Samuel Barber: Twelfth Night, Agnus Die (transcription of Adagio for Strings)
Alan Holley: And the rain (first performance)
Brenton Broadstock: I had a dream
Edward Elgar: As torrents in SummerLux Aeterna (transcription of Nimrod, from the Enigma Variations
Maurice Ravel: Trois Chansons

Read our Program Notes

BOOK NOW FOR MIDDLE PARK: Sunday 24 June at 3pm
BOOK NOW FOR MACEDON: Saturday 25 August at 3.00pm
BOOK NOW FOR GEELONG: Sunday 26 August at 3.30pm
SYDNEY (Art Gallery of NSW): Sunday 16 September at 7.15pm*
* Includes private exhibition viewing with light refreshments at 6.30pm

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