BOOK NOW FOR SYDNEY* (Art Gallery of NSW): Sunday 16 September at 7.15pm
* Includes private exhibition viewing with light refreshments at 6.30pm. Concert begins at 7.15pm

“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.

Johannes Brahms: Motet Warum ist das licht gegeben Op.74
Claudio Monteverdi: Madrigals
Lasciatemi morire SV 107, from Madrigals Book VI (1614)
Sì, ch’io vorrei morire SV 89, from Madrigals Book IV (1603)
Cruda Amarilli SV 94, from Madrigals Book V (1605)
Samuel Barber: Twelfth Night, Agnus Die (transcription of Adagio for Strings)
Alan Holley: And the rain (first performance)
Edward ElgarLux Aeterna (transcription of Nimrod, from the Enigma Variations
Brenton Broadstock: I had a dream
Maurice Ravel: Trois Chansons

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SYDNEY (Art Gallery of NSW): Sunday 16 September at 7.15pm*
* Includes private exhibition viewing with light refreshments at 6.30pm

This program also performed in Melbourne, Geelong and Macedon

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