The Australian Chamber Choir Presents A Baroque Christmas
The Australian Chamber Choir is set to thrill audiences in Sydney and Melbourne this Christmas season with a program of Baroque 'hits' to bring seasonal joy to music lovers of all tastes.
Starting in Sydney 24 November in the atmospheric locale and spectacular acoustic of St Mary's Cathedral Crypt,
the choir continues with four performances in Victoria. At St Andrew's in Brighton on 8 December, the audience can experience the results of an acoustic refurbishment that makes heavenly voices sound truly celestial!
In Europe across the centuries, Christmas has been a time when serious composers would compete to write music with the maximum popular appeal for adults and children alike.
This program represents a "pick of the pops" by the Australian Chamber Choir's director, Douglas Lawrence: Bach (In dulci jubilo, Singet dem Herren, O Jesulein süss), Gabrieli, Praetorius, Sweelinck, Schütz and Scheidt.
Douglas Lawrence OAM, a world-class organist, established the ACC in 2007.
In its young life, the Choir has already toured Europe six times, giving some hundred concerts to rapturous sell-out audiences and winning unqualified critical acclaim. With a reputation for its "lucidly articulated" performances of Bach's Motets, the choir has performed several times in Bach's church, St Thomas', Leipzig, including in the Bach Organ Festival. In 2015, it was hailed in the Danish press under the heading "Australian Choir in the Super League" and recognized as an honorary life member of Denmark's oldest classical music festival, the Sorø International.
Members of the public are invited to travel with the Australian Chamber Choir on their seventh concert tour of Europe in 2019: St Martin-in-the-Fields London, Notre Dame Paris, Berlin Cathedral, Trinitatis Copenhagen. Guests will eat and drink with the singers, enjoy great music in fabulous buildings and have an altogether unique experience.
The choir's performances of Australian music have become a hallmark, with commissions from Australia's talented young composers.
Many of the choir's concert programs have been recorded.
The ACC is regularly broadcast on ABC Classic FM and can be heard in five commercial recordings.
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity hear the choir in Sydney and four Melbourne locations this Christmas season!
The Australian Chamber Choir, directed by Douglas Lawrence
A BAROQUE CHRISTMAS
Sat 24 Nov 2.30pm Crypt of St Mary's Cathedral, College St, Sydney
Sat 1 Dec 3pm Church of the Resurrection, Macedon
Sun 2 Dec 3pm Basilica of St Mary of the Angels, Geelong
Sat 8 Dec 3pm at St Andrew's: Corner New & Church Sts, Brighton
Sun 9 Dec 3pm Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park
Tickets: Brighton, Middle Park $20 to $80 | Sydney, Macedon - $20 to $60; | Geelong $35/$40
Bookings and more information: www.auschoir.org