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Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

Rachmaninoff’s Vespers

When

Saturday 20 July from 7pm to 8:30pm

Foyers open from 5:30pm.

Cost

Starting from: $40

The sun goes down, the devout gather, a worshipful vigil begins. Lie back on a yoga mat or take your seat in the gallery. The atmosphere is austere and contemplative in its simplicity. But the sound! The sound is rich and resonant with ancient chants and choral folksong – the voices of the choir uniting as a living, breathing instrument. 

If you know Rachmaninoff – piano virtuoso extraordinaire and the last of the Romantics – you might be surprised to learn that his favourite creation was his All-Night Vigil. This magnificent choral work combines the sumptuous sonorities of the Russian Orthodox liturgical tradition with Rachmaninoff’s own irresistible Romantic style for a musical experience that’s literally heaven on earth. And in this rare Sydney performance, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs is inviting you to lie back and immerse yourself in this gorgeous music.

Performing a cappella, SPC’s Symphony Chorus will shine in music that soars heavenward, plunges into the rich bass registers, imitates bells, and reveals to rapturous effect what can be achieved with voices alone.

A musical vigil to elevate your spirit.

Seating options for this concert include yoga mats on the main floor of the Sydney Town Hall. Regular seats in the galleries and on the stage.

Tickets available at the door.

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