Vidi Aquam - Bel a cappella

3.00 pm, Sun, 21 Aug 2022

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  • Type of event: Concert
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    Ticket pricing/options: Adult - $45
    Concession - $35
    Student or Child - $20
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    Description: Vidi Aquam

    Written to celebrate the 450th anniversary of one of choral music’s most iconic works, Thomas Tallis's 40 Part motet, Spem in alium, Sir James MacMillan was commissioned to write a modern reflection to Spem in alium. The piece has been described as a "shattering experience" by Stephen Fry, and composer John Rutter wrote that it is “an extraordinary piece, like a new-born free spirit rising from the body of Tallis's Spem.”

    Bel are joining forces with Coro Innominata and other Sydney-based singers to make up the 40 voices required for this epic work.

    Bel a cappella's concert also includes repertoire by other contemporary composers, including Sir John Tavener, Australian composer Sarah Elise Thompson, Ola Gjeilo and the Australian premiere of Gabriel Jackson’s Requiem.

    Program

    • Sir John Tavener: Svyati
    • Ola Gjeilo: The Speres
    • Sir James MacMillan: Vidi aquam (Australian Premiere)
    • Sarah Elise Thompson: Sundance (Sydney Premiere)
    • Gabriel Jackson: Requiem (Australian Premiere)

    Conductor: Anthony Pasquill

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