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Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

Voices of the Italian Baroque

Where
St James Church
St James Church
173 King Street, Sydney NSW 2000
King Street, Sydney
When

Friday 16 August from 7pm to 8:30pm

Cost

Starting from: $70.00

The Baroque era gave us splendid architecture and magnificent art. It also inspired glorious music that resonated under the gilded domes and painted ceilings of Italy’s great chapels, that echoed from balcony to balcony in St Mark’s, Venice.

In this concert Sydney Philharmonia Choirs invites you to step back to a visionary age when music evoked powerful emotions with striking and dramatic musical imagery – even in church!

This transcendent program featuring SPC’s Chamber Singers and an ensemble of period instruments begins with Domenico Scarlatti’s intense, almost graphic setting of the Stabat Mater – inviting empathy with the very real grief of Mary at the foot of the cross. It’s followed by expressions of faith and joy, and a fervent mass setting by Monteverdi. Through it all you’ll hear the voices of the Chamber Singers, weaving together in 4, 8, 10 or more parts. A choir, yes, but also an ensemble of individual virtuosos working as equals-in-harmony as they move you to ecstasy, and tears, in this celebration of the Italian Baroque.

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