Greenway Series: Chamber Choir

Friday 13 October 2017
6:30pm

Verbrugghen Hall

Level 3, Sydney Conservatorium of Music Sydney NSW

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Icelandic Twilight

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music Chamber Choir presents a selection of Icelandic choral music from the twentieth century, most of which will be heard for the first time in Australia. A range of original compositions will be performed alongside arrangements of well loved folk songs. This concert will be conducted by Rachelle Elliott, current Doctor of Musical Arts student at the Conservatorium.

Additionally in celebration of 450 years since Monteverdi’s birth, a selection of madrigals and the delightful Beatus Vir, along with players from the Conservatorium’s Early Music Ensemble.

Program

Jón Leifs (1899–1968)
Requiem*

Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson (1938–2013)
Heyr, himna smiður (Hear, heaven’s maker)

Snorri Sigfús Birgisson (1938-2013)
Afmorsvísa (1994) (Amor)

Jón Ásgeirsson (born 1928) (arr.)
Visur Vatnsenda-Rósu (1960)* (A verse from ‘Vatnsenda-Rosu’)

Krummavisa (1928)* (Crow’s song)
Sofðu, unga ástin mín (2008) (Sleep my love)

Jón Nordal (born 1926)
Smávinir fagrir (1940) (Fair little friends)

Hróðmar Ingi Sigurbjörnsson (born 1958)
Enginn Grætur Islending (1993)* (Ah! who mourns an Icelander)

Jón Nordal (born 1926)
Umhverfi (1978)* (Surroundings)

Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson (1938–2013)
Vorið það dunar! (1986)* (Spring resounds!)

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Madrigals
Baci soave e cari SV27 (Kisses, sweet and tender)
Dolcissimo usignolo SV161 (Most sweet nightingale)
Soloists: Amber Johnson, soprano, Janine Harris, soprano

Motet
Beatus Vir SV252-288 (Blessed is)
Soloists: Amber Johnson, soprano, Sarah Percival, soprano, Janine Harris, mezzo soprano, Warwick Tyrell, tenor, Elias Wilson, tenor, Joshua Knight, bass
James Tarbotton, violin, Calvin Leung, violin, Titus Grenyer, chamber organ
*Denotes Australia Premiere