SATURDAY 19 MARCH, 7:30PM
The Empress of the World, Dame Fortune, accompanies us as we walk together through the springtime. She leads us to a tavern where… the liquor does its work. We gamble, we drink, we sing, we dance, we eat roast swan and, regrettably, drink some more and experience our first taste of remorse…
So begins Carmina Burana, Carl Orff’s thrilling masterpiece. Greed, gluttony, lust and laughter are celebrated with music as bold as it is beautiful. And who better to conduct but Richard Gill OAM, who will bring a new level of excitement to this well-known work.
Plus, hear Machaut’s Messe de Notre Dame, one of the masterpieces of medieval music, its glorious resonances reaching out to us undimmed across six and a half centuries.
SYDNEY CHAMBER CHOIR
RICHARD GILL – CONDUCTOR
ALEXANDER KNIGHT – BARITONE