Choir Concerto

r_seaman@hotmail.comUģis Prauliņš (b 1957) Missa Rigensis
Urmas Sisask (b 1960) Benedictio
Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998) Choir Concerto

Russian and Baltic composers have long been celebrated for the magnificence of their choral writing.

This program brings together three of the most iconic works by Russian and Baltic composers in recent times.

Sisask’s Benedictio is a powerful and hypnotic re-imagining of a primordial runic song. Prauliņš Missa Rigensis, premiered in 2003, receives its second Australian performance in our concert.

Featuring the sounds and rhythms of folk music, the Missa Rigensis is at once exhilarating and profoundly original.

Alfred Schnittke’s Choir Concerto is unquestionably one of the choral masterpieces of the 20th century. a setting of devotional poetry by the 10th-century Armenian monk Gregory of Narek, the Choir Concerto is music of staggering depth and range. Join a specially expanded Gloriana to revel in these incredible works.

Bookings can be made by email to or by phone on 0417 368 277 (voicemail only – no SMS texts).

Please note that we can only accept cash payments at the concert.

Concert details:

Sunday, 25 November 2012 at 2.30 p.m.

St Mark’s Anglican Church, 250 George Street, Fitzroy Mel 2CC9

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