Sol y Luna

Sol y Luna

Saturday 14 September 2019, 2.30pm
Albert Hall

‘You rise in perfection on the horizon of the sky, Living Aten, who started life.’

Pharaoh Akhenaten

Almost every facet of our lives is shaped by the movement of the sun and the moon. It’s no wonder that composers and poets throughout history have been fascinated by their beauty, their power, and their mystery.

Canberra Choral Society is delighted to present this intimate performance of glorious music inspired by the heavens: including music of the 12th century mystic Hildegard of Bingen, the stately grace of Edward Elgar’s Lux Aeterna, Scottish composer James Macmillan’s uplifting motet O Radiant Dawn, the work of Parisian prodigy Lili Boulanger, and works from contemporary composers Eriks Ešenvalds and Australian, Alice Chance.

Join us in the beautiful surrounds of Albert Hall as we take you on a journey skyward, exploring light, life, and the great expanse beyond.

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Handel’s Messiah

Handel’s Messiah

Saturday 23 November 2019, 7.30pm

Llewellyn Hall

Join us for an exciting performance of Handel’s highly regarded and much loved tour de force, Messiah, featuring a massed choir and dynamic orchestral forces, to be conducted by maestro Roland Peelman. Featuring Soprano Amy Moore, Mezzo soprano Stephanie Dillon, Tenor Richard Butler and Bass Andrew O’Connor.

The Canberra Choral Society is excited to bring in the Christmas season with its popular Come and Sing concert, featuring Handel’s Messiah, back by popular demand. With the Canberra Choral Society Massed Chorus, consisting of CCS members joined by singers from the broader community, in a full-scale performance with a professional orchestra and soloists.

Join us in Llewellyn Hall for one night only, as we celebrate the extraordinary beauty of this music, the vast talent in our community, and the joy of Christmas. This much loved favourite continues to capture hearts and minds around the globe more than 277 years after its first performance in Dublin in 1742.

 

 

 

Carmina Burana

Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is undoubtedly one of the most popular pieces of music ever written for choir and orchestra. Often used in film scores and advertising, it has captivated audiences around the world, from the first bars of its memorable opening movement, ‘O Fortuna’.

Featuring the CCS Chorus prepared by Music Director Dan Walker, soloists Rachael Duncan, Tobias Cole and Andrew O’Connor, the Canberra Children’s Choir and the Seasoned Voices choir.

Dynamic conductor Leonard Weiss will be in one of his last concerts before heading overseas to study with US maestro Marin Alsop, world-renowned conducting teacher. Congratulations Lenny!

Join us in supporting our young musicians in a night of music to remember.

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