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New concert: Handel’s Messiah

Since 2007, Gloriana Chamber Choir, in collaboration with the Choir of St Peter’s Eastern Hill, has presented annual performances of Handel’s Messiah. With brilliant soloists and an orchestra of Melbourne’s finest period instrument specialists, these performances have been acclaimed for…

Review: Arvo Pärt’s “Passio”

Part of a Sunday Afternoon By Heather Leviston Spring was most definitely in the air as music lovers made their way to a host of venues around Melbourne for music making reminiscent of what used to be called a Pleasant…

New Concert: 5 July Stabat Mater

Gloriana delves into the world of Claudio Monteverdi’s secular music with two great madrigal cycles from the Sixth Book of Madrigals. In their dramatic range and expressive power both the Lamento d’Arianna and the Sestina rank among Monteverdi’s finest achievements. The world of Monteverdi’s…

Forthcoming Concert: Miserere

Gloriana begins its 2015 concert series with a programme of much-loved works for the Easter season. Allegri’s Miserere is one of the most celebrated of all sacred choral works. Tippett’s Five Negro Spirituals, taken from his oratorio A Child of…

Review: Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers

By Heather Leviston The Director of Gloriana Chamber Choir and Players, Andrew Raiskums, wanted to wait until the right combination of soloists, choir members, instrumentalists and venue came together; their performance on Sunday afternoon showed that it was well worth…