Poets’ Corner

Musical Director – Margaret Tesch-Muller
Postponed to late 2020 or 2021
Mosman Art Gallery, 1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman 2088

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Carved into the sacred stones of London’s Westminster Abbey are the names of Britain’s most celebrated wordsmiths and composers. In the Abbey’s glorious “Poet’s Corner” they lie side by side in death, as in art; the two forces forever bound. This wealth of tradition is the inspiration for the first of our 2020 Festival of the Arts concert series, with a program drawn from the works of this esteemed assembly.

This diverse choral music program demonstrates the cumulative power of words and music, including: Benjamin Britten’s “Hymn to St Cecilia”, the “Three Shakespeare Songs” of both Amy Beach and Ralph Vaughan Williams, and a stunning new setting of a text by Khalil Gibran composed by the multi-talented Astrid Jorgensen (Director of Pub Choir).

Join us as we explore the intensity of lived experience through the eyes of some of the greatest English poets.

Purcell | Hear my prayer, O Lord
Purcell | Remember not, O Lord, our Offences
Tesch-Muller | Come away, death (World Premiere)
Vaughan Williams | Three Shakespeare Songs
Beach | Three Shakespeare Songs
Gibbons | The Silver Swan
Gibbons | What is our life?
Carrington | O My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose
Arbo | Crossing the Bar
Villiers Stanford | The Blue Bird
Guest | For the Fallen
Vine | Love me Sweet
Jorgensen | On Marriage
Mealor | Love’s as Warm as Tears
Britten | Hymn to St Cecilia


3pm, Sunday 5 April
Mosman Art Gallery
1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman 2088

Musical Director – Margaret Tesch-Muller


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