Category: Forthcoming Concerts

Spem in Alium

Thomas Tallis’ Spem in alium is one of the most extraordinary choral works ever composed. Written in 40 individual parts, the piece is a sonic spectacular, and is one the greatest achievements of the Renaissance. This concert features no less…

Allegri Miserere

Hannah Dahlenberg, soprano soloist Christopher Cook, organ Few choral works are as beloved as the Allegri Miserere. With its spellbinding soprano high Cs and atmospheric deployment of three choirs, this work has captivated listeners since it was first heard. Another…

Choir Concerto

Uģis 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…

Bach’s St John Passion

JS Bach’s St John Passion is one of the towering works of the Baroque, and one of the great masterpieces of Western Music. In this work, Bach presents the story of Christ’s Passion with music that is searingly dramatic, heartbreakingly…

The Road to Paradise

The Road To Paradise presents a thrilling selection of English choral masterpieces from the Renaissance to the present day, reflecting the soul’s journey from earthly tribulation to heavenly joys. Including Tallis’ sublime Lamentations, Tavener’s haunting Funeral Ikos and Tippett’s Five…

Faure Requiem

Few choral works are as beloved as Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem. The work’s popularity surely lies in its uniquely consoling music, following on from the composer’s view of death being ‘a joyful deliverance, an aspiration towards a happiness beyond the grave’.…

A Boy Was Born

Composed in 1934, when Britten was only nineteen, A boy was born is a tour de force by a prodigiously gifted young composer. From the wistful In the bleak midwinter to the exultation of the final Noel!,  A boy was…

Stabat Mater

Completed in 1715 while under the employ of the Vatican, Scarlatti’s Stabat mater stands out as one of the most imposing products of its time. Using an astonishing array of ten vocal parts, the Stabat mater is distinguished by its…

Missa Criolla

Misa Criolla: Composed in 1963, Ariel Ramirez’s Misa Criolla was a groundbreaking work in that it was one of the first mass settings to be written in Spanish, and to incorporate the rhythms and traditions of Hispanic America. Scored for…

Rachmaninoff Vespers

Gloriana presents the Rachmaninoff vespers with solists Irving Dekterev and Julia Nafisi. Programme also includes works by Arvo Pärt and Pēteris Vasks. Concert details: Venue:St Mark’s Anglican Church, 250 George Street, Fitzroy Tickets $25 pre-purchased, or $30 at door Ph:…