21 May 2017
La Belle Epoque was a golden age of French creativity. The Sydney University Graduate Choir is delighted to present a performance of choral music of this era, accompanied by full orchestra and the organ of the Great Hall, Sydney University.
Works on this program will be the moving Requiem by Saint-Saëns, Cesar Franck’s Psalm 150, and the justly famous Pavane by Fauré – here performed in a choral version created by the composer.
A highlight of the concert will be a performance of Arthur Rimbaud’s prose-poem Démocratie as set to music by Christopher Bowen, Director of the Choir. It was prescient for a 20 year old poet from the 19th century to write a work that reflects the tensions and drama of our current world politics.
This performance marks Christopher Bowen’s 25th anniversary as Music Director of the Choir.
Soloist for the concert are:
The Great Hall
The University of Sydney
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