The Ecstasies Above

On Sunday, 30 September 2012, the Brisbane Chamber Choir – with the Adina String Quartet – presents a journey through poetry, remembrance, and fiery light:

This unique program includes:

  • Tarik O’Regan’s The Ecstasies Above – a modern setting of Edgar Allan Poe’s 1831 poem Israfel – in which a supernatural figure’s heavenly vision is poignantly contrasted with the reality of a natural existence.
  • Howard Goodall’s In Memoriam Anne Frank –  in a work of warmth and gentleness, a contemplative text from poems by Christina Rossetti, Robert Louis-Stevenson, and Richard Lovelace, commemorates the life of Anne Frank.
  • Beethoven’s Elegischer Gesang – a celebration of the string quartet combined with voice; a seldom recorded and little known musical gem.
  • William Harris’ Faire is the Heaven –  an anthem that paints, to borrow from the early Renaissance text, the “Highest farre beyond all telling” which can no “mortal tongue hope to expresse“, in a rendering of joyous music!

With the Adina String Quartet presenting Anton Webern’s early and tonal work Langsamer Satz – literally a “slow movement”, written as a love song to his soon to be wife – you are merely days from another musical treat!

Why not invite a friend to join you?

When?          2.00pm, Sunday 30 September, 2012

Where?         St John’s Anglican Cathedral, Ann Street, Brisbane

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