Sunday 8th April, 2018. 3pm - 4.30pm Christ Church St Laurence
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Join Bel a cappella and Musical Director Anthony Pasquill for our first concert of our 2018 season To the Hands. The programme includes the final movement of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Partita No. 2 for solo violin in D minor with added choral interpolations from various chorales as well as a new arrangement for string quintet and organ of Gabriel Fauré's Requiem. By using a small number of singers, similar to the twenty or so in Fauré’s choir at the Madeleine, added to the chamber music quality of the strings, unique colours and textures are created which breathe new life into an otherwise familiar but continually evolving work.
We are delighted to also be giving the Australian Premiere of To the Hands by the Pulitzer prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, which begins and ends with strains of Buxtehude’s own Ad manus from his Membra Jesu Nostra, with small harmonic and melodic references woven occasionally throughout.
To the Hands
Sunday 8th April, 3pm - 4.30pm
Christ Church St Lawrence