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The Song Company Presents Lully Lulla

When:

Wed 29 Nov 2017, 7:30pm–8:50pm

Where: Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square, Cnr Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Under 30s: $30.00
  • Concession: $60.00
  • Adult: $65.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: DMCPR Media

The final program in the 2017 season The Attraction of Opposites is set within the narrative framework of medieval English verse, with seasonal music old and new that touches both on the joy of a young mother giving birth to the King of the Ages, and on the hard-hitting realities of exile, refugee status, and the ‘slaughter of the innocents’. The ‘Coventry Carol’, Lully Lulla is one of three songs (transcribed, arranged, or composed by Thomas Mawdycke in 1591) from the Shearmen and Tailors’ Pageant and is justly famous for its chillingly evocative tale of Herod’s rage. Woven into The Song Company’s telling of the story are new Australian and English carols, as well as a Gloria in excelsis from the first part of the 15th century with upbeat syncopations and happy harmonies that could have been written yesterday.