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When

Thu 25 Feb, 7.30PM - BOOK

 

1hr 15min no interval



Price

A Reserve $57.50/Friends $51
B Reserve$47.50/Conc $42.50
C Reserve $37.50
Includes BOCS booking fee

 

Event Program
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Artist Talks




ARVO PÄRT – PASSIO

THE HILLIARD ENSEMBLE

Estonian Arvo Pärt is one of the most popular and recorded classical composers alive today. His meditative and mystical St John Passion melds religious narrative with the deep spiritual impulses of vocal music, each note ringing in purity, creating the uplifting sensation of being in a resonant cathedral.

Entirely in Latin, this austere masterpiece typifi es Pärt's tintinnabuli technique, in which single notes and triads form simple harmonies, sung in unchanging tempos. The result is singing reminiscent of ringing bells, with notes drifting softly into lingering resonance.

EVANGELISTS The Hilliard Ensemble
WITH GUEST SOPRANO Jane Edwards
PILATE Steven Harrold
JESUS Andrew Foote
CHOIR St George's Cathedral Consort
OBOE Leanne Glover
BASSOON Jane Kircher
VIOLIN Shaun Lee-Chen
CELLO Eve Silver
ORGAN Stewart Smith
CONDUCTOR Joseph Nolan

About the Hilliard Ensemble

One of the world's finest vocal chamber groups, The Hilliard Ensemble are virtually unrivalled for their mastery of medieval, Renaissance and modern chamber vocal music. Their distinctive style and superb musicianship extends to a cappella performances, collaborations with the foremost composers and performers and regular appearances with the world's finest orchestras.

Now in their 35th year, the ensemble's laurels are numerous, including work with famed composers Arvo Pärt and Heiner Goebbels, celebrated performances with the New York and London Philharmonics and a long, award-winning relationship with the prestigious ECM record label.

The Hilliard Ensemble continue to perform nearly 100 concerts each year worldwide, constantly in demand in Europe, Japan, the USA and Canada. They make their first appearance in Perth in 27 years.

COUNTERTENOR DAVID JAMES
TENOR ROGERS COVEY-CRUMP
TENOR STEVEN HARROLD
BARITONE GORDON JONES


 




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