Our 2018 season
Gloriana’s 2018 season features some of the most treasured works from the choir’s repertoire, alongside new works by contemporary composers.
Our concerts take place at Sacred Heart Church in Carlton, at the corner of Pelham and Rathdowne Sts.
Ticket prices and how to pay for them
Adult tickets are $35.00 but ticket prices for orchestral concerts can be more. We sell $15.00 rush tickets for tertiary students only.
You can buy tickets online or by cash/EFTPOS on the day of the concert.
We also accept cheques. Please make cheques payable to Beautiful Noises Pty Ltd and post your cheque with a note stating your name and contact number to: 18 Yanigin Drive, Glen Waverley, 3150.
Please note, tickets are non-refundable.
American Classics. Sunday, 18 November
Aaron Copland (1900-1990): In the Beginning
Samuel Barber (1910-1981): Agnus Dei
Morten Lauridsen (b.1943): Soneto de la Noche & Ave, dulcissima Maria
Eric Whitacre (b.1970): Sainte-Chapelle & i thank You God for most this amazing day
René Clausen (b.1953): Tonight eternity alone
Stephen Paulus (1949-2014): Pilgrims’ Hymn
Sir Michael Tippett (1905-1998): Five Negro Spirituals from A Child of Our Time
Aaron Copland’s extraordinary In the Beginning sets thirty-eight verses from the Book of Genesis. Using subtle musical devices and clear text painting, Copland brilliantly depicts the actions in the Creation story, building to a spectacular close.
Barber’s Agnus Dei is a reworking for a cappella choir of his much-loved Adagio for Strings. Morten Lauridsen’s Soneto de la Noche is a setting of one of Pablo Neruda’s most transcendent poems; Ave dulcissima Maria is a beguiling work scored for seven-part men’s voices.
Eric Whitacre’s distinctive harmonic language dazzles us in and i thank You God for most this amazing day –a setting of words by E.E. Cummings.
Sir Michael Tippett’s oratorio A Child of Our Time is the source of his Five Negro Spirituals, which were subsequently arranged for a cappella choir. Exquisite miniatures by René Clausen and Stephen Paulus also adorn this programme.