AN ENCHANTING MUSICAL JOURNEY FROM SUNSET TO STARLIGHT… AND BEYOND TO THE LAND OF DREAMS
Night-time is a magical place of heightened imagination. It is a land of shadow, wonder, pleasure and rest. This wintry evening program brings together old and new choral classics to transport you to the realm of dreams and stars.
Bookending the program are two very different songs by Australian composers that transcend the need for words. Leek’s deceptively simple At Sunset captures breathless wonder, suspended in a uniquely Australian twilight, at the crossing from light to darkness. While Anne Boyd’s extended work As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams completes the nocturnal journey to an altered level of consciousness.
In between be entranced by some favourites from Western Europe celebrating the wakening hours, before contemporary giants Whitacre and Esenvalds lead us to our slumber.
Stephen Leek | At Sunset
Josef Rheinberger | Abendlied
John Wilbye | Draw on, sweet night
Camille Saint-Saens | Calme des nuits
Julius Benedict | A Drinking Song
Mary Jane Leach | Night Blossoms
Daniel Elder | Twinkle, Twinkle little star
Erik Esenvalds | Stars & Only in Sleep
Eric Whitacre | With a Lily in your hand & Sleep
Anne Boyd | As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams
Samuel Barber | Sure on This Shining Night
6PM, Saturday 10 August
St Thomas’ Anglican Church, North Sydney
Corner of Church and McLaren Streets, North Sydney NSW 2060
Musical Director – Margaret Tesch-Muller
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Full price : $40
Concession : $35