Sunday 5th August, 2018. 3pm - 4.30pm           St Augustine's Catholic Church - Balmain

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The singers of Sydney-based choir bel a cappella are sterling representatives of the great tradition of amateur music making in this country and their season opener demonstrated outstanding ambition and commitment to composers old and new, international and home-grown.
— Clive Paget - Limelight Magazine

Join Bel a cappella and Musical Director Anthony Pasquill for the second concert of their 2018 season Salve Regina. Francis Poulenc is considered to be among the most important composers of choral music of the 20th Century. Bel a cappella have presented most of his dazzling unaccompanied choral music over the years and are delighted to be performing his Mass in G, a work that demonstrates the fusion of playfulness and devotion which characterises Poulenc's sacred music.

The program also includes works by Arvo Pärt, Hildegard von Bingen and Gregorio Allegri's Miserere, known by most people for its soaring top C, sung by one soprano voice in a solo ensemble, and by the rich harmony of the larger choir, punctuated by simple plain chant.

Interpretations of 'Salve Regina' by Hermann Contractus, Felice Anerio and David Basden will also be performed alongside Australian Premieres of Aeternam by Bernat Vivancos from his haunting Requiem, and In paradisum by Galina Grigorjeva - a work which was commissioned by the international choir festival Tallinn 2013.  In Grigorjeva’s In paradisum, a majestic and increasingly solid feeling of eternal peace prevails along with the joy for returning to the spiritual home.

SALVE REGINA
Sunday 5th AUGUST, 3pm - 4.30pm   

ST AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH - BALMAIN