The seductive beauty of French song: join us for an intimate evening featuring timeless ballads by cabaret legends Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel, irresistible flights of fantasy from Debussy and Ravel, while Poulenc reveals the dark secrets concealed by stillness in his winter cycle A Snowy Evening. Australian composer Heather Percy explores the mysterious beauties of day’s end in the world premiere performance of her Three Night Songs, and choral icon Eric Whitacre carries us gently into the mysterious world of dreams with the lush harmonies of Sleep.
For these performances, choose to sit at a cabaret table (up to 4 people) or in standard concert seats.
Sydney Chamber Choir
Sam Allchurch | Conductor
Naomi Crellin | Guest Director
Jo Lawry | Vocalist
Jacques Brel Ne me quitte pas arr. Crellin
Vernon Duke/Yip Harburg April in Paris arr. Crellin
Louiguy/Edith Piaf La vie en rose arr. Crellin
Michel Legrand Les moulins de mon cœur (Windmills of your Mind) arr. Crellin
Sting and Dominic Miller La belle dame sans regrets arr. Crellin
Claude Debussy Trois Chansons de Charles d'Orléans
Heather Percy Three Night Songs
Francis Poulenc Un soir de neige
Maurice Ravel Trois Chansons
Eric Whitacre Sleep