Category: Forthcoming Concerts

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:…

Gloriana, 1994—2003

 by Helen Penrose When Andrew Raiskums first gathered a group of singers in his lounge room in 1994, it was with an abiding passion to perform early music with only one or two voices on a line. Few other groups…