Palm Sunday with Allegri

Screen shot 2015-04-16 at 12.45.14 PMIn our first collaboration with Allegri Singers from Bathurst, we performed two concerts of Passiontide music for the week leading up to Easter.

Easter Concert Programme

Screen shot 2015-04-16 at 2.54.28 PMThe program opened with the first chorus from Bach’s St Matthew Passion. This work, written for eight parts, is heard only on the rare occasions when a double choir is available.  With over 70 singers we certainly filled the stage in both venues.

For our concerts the haunting Ripieno, written for solo soprano, was sung by a carefully selected ensemble of local schoolchildren – senior students from Blackheath Public Screen shot 2015-04-16 at 2.54.44 PMSchool for the Leura concert and the Mitchell Young Voices choir in Bathurst.  They all sounded really beautiful and we thank them for joining us.

The program also included a selection of popular choruses from Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Stainer’s Crucifixion, and solos from Blackheath tenor Rob Smith and Katoomba mezzo-soprano Lyn Phillips, who sang the famous aria “He was despised” from Handel’s Messiah.

St Alban’s Anglican Church LEURA
All Saints Anglican Cathedral BATHURST

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