Heavenly Voices: Great works from the Renaissance and Baroque

Fri, 14/10/2016 - 7:30pm - Sat, 15/10/2016 - 8:00pm

The majestic St Mary's Cathedral will provide the ideal acoustic for the heavenly voices of our Chamber Singers in this program which spans the late Renaissance to the late Baroque. Aria award-winning soprano, Sara Macliver, will perform with Tobias Cole, Paul McMahon and Christopher Richardson accompanied by period instruments, offering a rich and elegant sound which can only be created in such a venue.

At its heart are two works by JS Bach. The first, Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit is from early in Bach’s career. Poignant and consoling, its gentle introduction played on soft grained instruments is some of the most heart–rending music Bach ever wrote. The Mass in A major is a mature work, one of the rarely heard Lutheran masses which Bach composed. This will be followed by some of the most sacred and spiritual works from Gabrieli, Palestrina and Monteverdi.

These uplifting performances will be an elixir for the soul.

Conductor: Brett Weymark

Soprano: Sara Macliver

Countertenor: Tobias Cole

Tenor: Paul McMahon

Bass: Christopher Richardson



Contact Name: 
Sydney Philharmonia
Contact Phone: 
02 8274 6200
Venue Name: 
St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney
St Marys Rd, Sydney NSW 2000
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