Usher in the long days of our hot Australian summer with music from across the centuries, celebrating a change of season and the familiar rhythms of the year’s end.

Featuring both musical director Margaret Tesch-Muller and our assistant director Margot McLaughlin, our program ranges from pastoral partsongs with their delightful lilting twists and turns, to languid summer anthems of storms and sunflowers by Clare Maclean, Edward Elgar and award-winning American composer Martin Sedek. We will also mark the festive season with three settings of Hodie Christus Natus Est, including a medieval-inspired version by Brisbane composer, Sandra Milliken.

Come and succumb to the languid pace of these songs of summer and enjoy this chance to consider concepts greater than ourselves.



Anon | Sumer is Icumen In
Clare Maclean | We Welcome Summer
Jaret Choolun | A Summer Storm
Kurt Muthspiel | Somerlang Winterlang
Francis Pilkington | Amyntas with his Phylis fair
King Henry VIII | Pastyme
Edward Elgar | As Torrents in Summer
J.B. Woodbury | Stars of the Summer night
Martin Sedek | Ah, Sunflower (Australian premiere)

Gregorian chant | Hodie Christus Natus Est (Liber Usualis 413)
William Byrd | Hodie Christus Natus Est
Sandra Milliken | Hodie Christus Natus Est
William Byrd | Lullaby, my sweet little baby
Jaret Choolun | Lullaby for the Christ child (Australian premiere)
Michael Praetorius | Psallite, unigenito
Joseph Twist | Benedicamus celestis
Matthew Orlovich | If Christ Had Been Born in Another Time
Herbert Howells | Long, long ago


3pm, Sunday 8 December
Kincoppal School Chapel
Cnr New South Head Road &, Vaucluse Rd,
Vaucluse NSW 2030
Musical Director – Margaret Tesch-Muller


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Full price : $40
Concession : $35