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Australian Premiere of Karl Jenkins' Latest Masterpiece

When:

Sun 18 Nov 2018, 4:00pm–6:15pm

Where: Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt Street, Southbank, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $75.00
  • Concession: $65.00
  • Primary School Student: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: trevtoday

Heidelberg Choral Society and Orchestra are proud to present the Australian Premiere performance of Karl Jenkins’ major new work, Symphonic Adiemus. This iconic work for choir and unusual percussions will be contrasted with the popular Messa di Gloria of Giacomo Puccini.

Since it was first heard in 1994, Karl Jenkins's Adiemus has captured the imaginations of music lovers worldwide thanks to its unique combination of classical principles with the flavors of the world and ethnic music. The first release in the series, Adiemus: Songs of Sanctuary, has sold over 1.5 million albums worldwide.

The new Symphonic Adiemus draws on numbers from the first three CDs in the series—Songs of Sanctuary, Cantata Mundi and Dances of Time—all of which topped the charts. As well as recasting the new version for traditionally mixed SATB choir, rather than women's voices, Jenkins has re-scored the accompaniment for full symphony orchestra.

Symphonic Adiemus, which received its first UK performance in London in late 2017, is a challenging and innovative work, drawing on and extending earlier works which have all been world-wide favorites. Through his use of invented language, unusual rhythms and extensive and rarely-heard percussion Jenkins pushes the boundaries of new music development.

Unashamedly operatic, the young Puccini’s Messa di Gloria reflects the influence of Puccini’s hero, Verdi, and provides a foretaste of his later major works. The joyous themes which run throughout the work complement the exuberant nature of Jenkin’s work, and provide an orchestral contrast which will make this a concert not to be missed.

Soloists featured in the performance are Nathan Lay (baritone) and Timothy Reynolds (tenor).

The event will be at the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.