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In Paradisum: Uplifting famous choral works by Fauré and Schubert, Pitt St Uniting Church

August 15, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Directed by Christopher Bowen, OAM, the Sydney University Graduate Choir presents two great works: Fauré’s peaceful Requiem and Schubert’s beautiful Stabat Mater.

In his Requiem, Op. 48, the French composer Gabriel Fauré distilled some of the most beautiful melodies he ever composed. This well-loved work with its continually unfolding modulations is both tranquil and intense. It is dominated by the very human feeling of faith in eternal rest, without the terror and wrath of the Last Judgment.

Franz Schubert’s Stabat Mater D383 was preceded by an earlier Stabat Mater based on the Latin text. This latter composition is longer and more complex, and was inspired by a liberal German translation of the Latin text written by Friedrich Klopstock. In this work we experience a sequence of solos, duets and trios alternating with vibrant choruses. It is a choral symphonic masterpiece that represents Schubert at the height of his creative powers.

Soloists include soprano Elke Hook, tenor Richard Butler and bass Andrew O’Connor.

Tickets through https://www.trybooking.com/BREZS or on the door from 2:15pm


August 15, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Pitt St Uniting Church
264 Pitt St
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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