Canberra Choral Society presents an exquisite program of choral music in Coming Home.
Featuring the world premiere of Dan Walker’s The Last Migration, commissioned in late 2022 by CCS to commemorate its 70th anniversary, this beautiful new work for choir and string ensemble is a setting of celebrated Australian poet A D Hope’s vivid and touching poem The Death of the Bird.
The program also presents Ola Gjeilo’s sonorous and uplifting Sunrise Mass for choir and string orchestra, which was partly influenced by the films and film scores loved by Gjeilo.
Two evocative choral works by Sally Whitwell include Lux Aeterna, dedicated “in loving memory of the Orlando USA shootings of 12 June 2016, and Home, a setting of her own heartwarming text.
The concert will be directed by Dan Walker, CCS Music Director, together with a string ensemble and with pianist and repetiteur Dr Anthony Smith.