These concerts combine Fauré’s sublime Requiem, one of the best-loved of all choral works, with shorter secular and sacred pieces from the French repertoire. Debussy’s sensitive setting of 15th century poems by Charles d’Orléans contrast with Ravel’s exquisite Chansons where both the composer’s own texts and music are full of archaic references. Also included are Fauré’s witty Madrigal, a selection of Saint-Saëns’ expressive songs, and Messaien’s mystical O Sacrum Convivium.
Choose from two concerts (enquiries for both: 9898 4667):
Ballarat Central Uniting Church
Sunday 30 June 2019 at 2.30 pm
Soloists: Emilia Bertolini, soprano; James Emerson, bass-baritone; Calvin Bowman, organ
Tickets: $30/25/15 via www.trybooking.com/BBRBK
Also featured in this concert: Jehan Alain: Aria and Litanies (Calvin Bowman, organ)
All Saints’ Anglican Church, 2 Chapel Street, St Kilda East (cnr Dandenong Rd)
Saturday 6 July 2019 at 7.30 pm
With Melbourne Bach Chamber Orchestra, and soloists Emilia Bertolini, soprano; Jeremy Kleeman, bass-baritone; and Yuko Tomonaga, harp
Tickets: $50/40/20 via www.trybooking.com/BBRBJ
An additional highlight of this concert will be Debussy’s superb Danses Sacrée et Profane, for harp and strings, with guest soloist Yuko Tomonaga*
* See https://www.yukotomonaga.com/; and to see her performing the Debussy.