Calendar

Nov
24
Sat
2018
Darkness and Light – Canberra Choral Society @ Llewellyn Hall
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Darkness and Light - Canberra Choral Society @ Llewellyn Hall

Mozart Requiem

Haydn Nelson Mass

 

With Graham Abbott at Llewellyn Hall

 

Dec
9
Sun
2018
Messiah – Melbourne Town Hall @ Melbourne Town Hall
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The 35th Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Concert
“The Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra delivered another vibrant and polished reading. Music director Andrew Wailes conducted with precision and infectious energy urging the chamber-sized orchestra and 100-strong choir to some stirring renditions of the big choir pieces including the famous Hallelujah, Glory to God and For unto us a Child is born. Wailes favouring brisk tempos made for exciting listening…”
– The Age

Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra present Handel’s Messiah for the world record 238th time since 1853. The world’s most-loved oratorio, famous for its sparkling arias, powerful choruses and surging climaxes including the magnificent Hallelujah! Chorus and the equally thrilling Amen! Chorus which concludes the work. Featuring over 100 talented musicians from the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, the grand Town Hall organ, and an exceptional cast of outstanding Australian soloists,
this concert promises to thrill as ever under the direction of one of Australia’s foremost exponents of this great work.
The RMP’s annual performance of this masterpiece is a much anticipated highlight of Melbourne’s concert calendar. Don’t miss being part of this wonderful musical tradition.

“Wailes made sure that the pace did not slacken… Wailes, who cuts a dapper, self-possesed figure on the podium, showed an impressive compulsion, driving his forces along with insistent power. It is hard to recall when this oratorio has been treated with such attention given to its dramatic potential; no singer – soloist or chorister – was given latitude to generate that fruity and orotund timbre familiar from performances of 20 years ago.” Clive O’Connell (The Age)

Andrew Wailes, conductor
Jonathan Abernethy, tenor soloist
Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra

ONLINE BOOKINGS: www.rmp.org.au
Note: ALL A and B Reserve and Balcony seats can be chosen and reserved online via the RMP website and Trybooking.
Tickets can also be purchased via Ticketmaster. Online: www.ticketmaster.com.au or Phone: 136 100

Dec
15
Sat
2018
Messiah – Sydney Town Hall @ Sydney Town Hall
Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Radio Community Chest has presented Handel’s immortal oratorio Messiah every Christmas since 1941, and this will be our 78th year.

These breathtaking performances feature the 400-voice Combined Churches Choir, the world-renowned Grand Organ of Sydney Town Hall and Orchestra.

ARTISTS

Tim Chung conductor
Peter Kneeshaw organ
Josi Ann Ellem soprano
Anna Dowsley alto
Jonathan Abernethy tenor
Tristan Entwistle bass

Dec
16
Sun
2018
Messiah – Sydney Town Hall @ Sydney Town Hall
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Radio Community Chest has presented Handel’s immortal oratorio Messiah every Christmas since 1941, and this will be our 78th year.

These breathtaking performances feature the 400-voice Combined Churches Choir, the world-renowned Grand Organ of Sydney Town Hall and Orchestra.

ARTISTS

Tim Chung conductor
Peter Kneeshaw organ
Josi Ann Ellem soprano
Anna Dowsley alto
Jonathan Abernethy tenor
Tristan Entwistle bass

Mar
21
Thu
2019
Ariadne auf Naxos – Theatre Champs-Elysees @ Theatre Champs-Elysees
Mar 21 – Mar 30 all-day

DISTRIBUTION
Jérémie Rhorer Director
Katie Mitchell Directed
Martin Crimp Dramaturgy
Joseph W. Alford Head of Movements
Chloe Lamford Sets
Sarah Blenkinsop Costumes
James Farncombe Lights

Camilla Nylund Ariane
Roberto Sacca Bacchus
Kate Lindsey Composer
Olga Pudova Zerbinette
Huw Montague-Rendall Arlequin
Jonathan Abernethy Brighella
Emilio Pons Scarabouche
David Shipley Truffaldin
Beate Mordal Naiad
Lucie Roche Dryade
Elena Galitskaya Echo
Jean-Sebastien Bou A music teacher
M arcel Beekman A master of ballet
Petter Moen An officer
Jean-Christophe Lanièce A wigmaker
Maik Solbach A butler
Guilhem Worms A lackey

Paris Chamber Orchestra

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 18:30
Meeting with the artistic team

Duration of the book 2h50 approximately
Opera sung in German, surtitled in French and in English

From the first steps of the prologue, one is struck by the vertiginous invention of the composer, never belied by the way until the end of the book. Probably the origin of this success, the libretto by Hoffmansthal, who uses with subtlety the artifice of theater in the theater. Strauss and his librettist are indeed confronting the “spoken” and the “sung” under the pretext of the organization of a representation of a small opera (the very one who bears the name of Ariadne in Naxos)and entertainment in the Commedia dell’arte style. The two convoked troops then compete in aesthetic debates and amorous protests that will constantly spice up the preparations and the representation. But all this is also an opportunity to bring to the top the idea of ??vocal virtuosity (we will only mention the famous Zerbinetta tune … 11 minutes of pure lyrical invention), all served by the orchestral sumptuousness of a Strauss at the peak of his means of composition. Delight of the senses assured.

For this “mise en abîme” to which Strauss and Hofmannsthal agree, we find Jérémie Rhorer, this time on the pulpit of the Orchester de chambre de Paris (called “Mozart” formation) found in this chamber opera in Paris. the undeniable classical perfume all its obvious vocation) and a distribution which should make a marvel, notably the immense straussienne that is the Finnish soprano Camilla Nylund, the tenor Roberto Saccà, also a regular of the universe of the Viennese master, the Delicious Olga Pudova and Kate Lindsey and the perfect music master Jean-Sébastien Bou. Several recent collaborations with the Festival of Aix-en-Provence have allowed to appreciate all the richness of the dramaturgical work and direction of actor of the British Katie Mitchell. This new production of Arianewill be presented in July 2018 as part of the Festival d’Aix. Parisians will enjoy the following spring.

New production of the Aix-en-Provence Festival
In coproduction with the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées / Theaters of the City of Luxembourg / National Opera of Finland

Apr
17
Wed
2019
St. John Passion – Insula Orchestra, La Seine Musicale
Apr 17 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
St. John Passion - Insula Orchestra, La Seine Musicale

PASSION ACCORDING TO SAINT JOHN
1h50 without intermission
Concert in German surtitled in french
PROGRAM
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Johannes Passion

Of the four passions by Bach written between 1724 and 1747 Vespers of Good Friday, only survived in their entirety the St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion . Insula orchestra and Laurence Equilbey seize the latter and present it in an exceptional version, including two choirs on the set: accentus sings the action and the young chorus of Paris comments. The different levels of temporality and space are thus underlined, multiplying the musical power of this masterpiece.

THE DISTRIBUTION
Fabio Trümpy, Evangelist
Thomas Dolié, Jesus
Victor Sicard, Pilate
Nuria Rial, soprano
Kristina Hammarström, viola
Jonathan Abernethy, tenor
André Morsch, bass
accentus
the young choir of Paris
Insula orchestra
Laurence Equilbey, conductor
Marie-Christine Soma, light creations

Apr
18
Thu
2019
St. John Passion – Insula Orchestra, La Seine Musicale
Apr 18 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
St. John Passion - Insula Orchestra, La Seine Musicale

PASSION ACCORDING TO SAINT JOHN
1h50 without intermission
Concert in German surtitled in french
PROGRAM
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Johannes Passion

Of the four passions by Bach written between 1724 and 1747 Vespers of Good Friday, only survived in their entirety the St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion . Insula orchestra and Laurence Equilbey seize the latter and present it in an exceptional version, including two choirs on the set: accentus sings the action and the young chorus of Paris comments. The different levels of temporality and space are thus underlined, multiplying the musical power of this masterpiece.

THE DISTRIBUTION
Fabio Trümpy, Evangelist
Thomas Dolié, Jesus
Victor Sicard, Pilate
Nuria Rial, soprano
Kristina Hammarström, viola
Jonathan Abernethy, tenor
André Morsch, bass
accentus
the young choir of Paris
Insula orchestra
Laurence Equilbey, conductor
Marie-Christine Soma, light creations

May
3
Fri
2019
MOZART, REQUIEM – Opéra de Rouen
May 3 all-day
MOZART, REQUIEM - Opéra de Rouen

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Meistermusik (with men’s choir)
Requiem

Two funeral but luminous musical works: Mozart’s Requiem and its Masonic counterpart, the Meistermusik.

No, Salieri did not order a requiem to Mozart! If this legend, beautifully used by Milos Forman in Amadeus , is invented, it contains a parcel of truth: the real sponsor was Franz von WalseggStuppach, a count who wanted to pretend to be a genius composer. But the greatest truth is that this mass of the dead, composed in 1791 by Mozart, is a summit of classical music that touches the sublime. Far from legends, this concert with the accentus choir focuses on showing the true face of Mozart, who is also that of his Masonic membership. As evidenced by this secular work where, as in his sacred music, one of the most touching characteristics of the composer is his humanity.

May
4
Sat
2019
MOZART, REQUIEM – Opéra de Rouen
May 4 all-day
MOZART, REQUIEM - Opéra de Rouen

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Meistermusik (with men’s choir)
Requiem

Two funeral but luminous musical works: Mozart’s Requiem and its Masonic counterpart, the Meistermusik.

No, Salieri did not order a requiem to Mozart! If this legend, beautifully used by Milos Forman in Amadeus , is invented, it contains a parcel of truth: the real sponsor was Franz von WalseggStuppach, a count who wanted to pretend to be a genius composer. But the greatest truth is that this mass of the dead, composed in 1791 by Mozart, is a summit of classical music that touches the sublime. Far from legends, this concert with the accentus choir focuses on showing the true face of Mozart, who is also that of his Masonic membership. As evidenced by this secular work where, as in his sacred music, one of the most touching characteristics of the composer is his humanity.

Jun
27
Thu
2019
REQUIEM / YOANN BOURGEOIS – Insula Orchestra, La Seine Musicale
Jun 27 all-day
REQUIEM / YOANN BOURGEOIS - Insula Orchestra, La Seine Musicale

FESTIVAL MOZART MAXIMUM
REQUIEM / YOANN BOURGEOIS
1:10 without intermission
PROGRAM
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Requiem (original fragments)

Do you think you know Mozart’s Requiem by heart? Error ! Forget the versions completed by his student Süssmayr or others, place the unfinished work as written by Mozart before dying prematurely. The reading of the Requiem fragments by the circus artist Yoann Bourgeois explores the silences of the unfinished score. On the set, eight acrobatic dancers echo the void left by the death of Mozart, between suspension and disappearance.

Co-CCN2 Center Grenoble National Choreographic Insula orchestra

‘s On The Seine Music on sale from 1 st June 2018 as part of the subscription, and as of 1 st October 2018 without subscription.

THE DISTRIBUTION
Hélène Carpentier / Natalie Perez *, soprano
Giuseppina Bridelli / Eva Zaïcik *, viola
Jonathan Abernethy, tenor
Christian Immler, bass
accentus
Insula orchestra
Laurence Equilbey, conductor
Yoann Bourgeois, staging

* alternately

Jun
28
Fri
2019
REQUIEM / YOANN BOURGEOIS – Insula Orchestra, La Seine Musicale
Jun 28 all-day
REQUIEM / YOANN BOURGEOIS - Insula Orchestra, La Seine Musicale

FESTIVAL MOZART MAXIMUM
REQUIEM / YOANN BOURGEOIS
1:10 without intermission
PROGRAM
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Requiem (original fragments)

Do you think you know Mozart’s Requiem by heart? Error ! Forget the versions completed by his student Süssmayr or others, place the unfinished work as written by Mozart before dying prematurely. The reading of the Requiem fragments by the circus artist Yoann Bourgeois explores the silences of the unfinished score. On the set, eight acrobatic dancers echo the void left by the death of Mozart, between suspension and disappearance.

Co-CCN2 Center Grenoble National Choreographic Insula orchestra

‘s On The Seine Music on sale from 1 st June 2018 as part of the subscription, and as of 1 st October 2018 without subscription.

THE DISTRIBUTION
Hélène Carpentier / Natalie Perez *, soprano
Giuseppina Bridelli / Eva Zaïcik *, viola
Jonathan Abernethy, tenor
Christian Immler, bass
accentus
Insula orchestra
Laurence Equilbey, conductor
Yoann Bourgeois, staging

* alternately

Jun
29
Sat
2019
REQUIEM / YOANN BOURGEOIS – Insula Orchestra, La Seine Musicale
Jun 29 all-day
REQUIEM / YOANN BOURGEOIS - Insula Orchestra, La Seine Musicale

FESTIVAL MOZART MAXIMUM
REQUIEM / YOANN BOURGEOIS
1:10 without intermission
PROGRAM
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Requiem (original fragments)

Do you think you know Mozart’s Requiem by heart? Error ! Forget the versions completed by his student Süssmayr or others, place the unfinished work as written by Mozart before dying prematurely. The reading of the Requiem fragments by the circus artist Yoann Bourgeois explores the silences of the unfinished score. On the set, eight acrobatic dancers echo the void left by the death of Mozart, between suspension and disappearance.

Co-CCN2 Center Grenoble National Choreographic Insula orchestra

‘s On The Seine Music on sale from 1 st June 2018 as part of the subscription, and as of 1 st October 2018 without subscription.

THE DISTRIBUTION
Hélène Carpentier / Natalie Perez *, soprano
Giuseppina Bridelli / Eva Zaïcik *, viola
Jonathan Abernethy, tenor
Christian Immler, bass
accentus
Insula orchestra
Laurence Equilbey, conductor
Yoann Bourgeois, staging

* alternately

Jun
30
Sun
2019
REQUIEM / YOANN BOURGEOIS – Insula Orchestra, La Seine Musicale
Jun 30 all-day
REQUIEM / YOANN BOURGEOIS - Insula Orchestra, La Seine Musicale

FESTIVAL MOZART MAXIMUM
REQUIEM / YOANN BOURGEOIS
1:10 without intermission
PROGRAM
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Requiem (original fragments)

Do you think you know Mozart’s Requiem by heart? Error ! Forget the versions completed by his student Süssmayr or others, place the unfinished work as written by Mozart before dying prematurely. The reading of the Requiem fragments by the circus artist Yoann Bourgeois explores the silences of the unfinished score. On the set, eight acrobatic dancers echo the void left by the death of Mozart, between suspension and disappearance.

Co-CCN2 Center Grenoble National Choreographic Insula orchestra

‘s On The Seine Music on sale from 1 st June 2018 as part of the subscription, and as of 1 st October 2018 without subscription.

THE DISTRIBUTION
Hélène Carpentier / Natalie Perez *, soprano
Giuseppina Bridelli / Eva Zaïcik *, viola
Jonathan Abernethy, tenor
Christian Immler, bass
accentus
Insula orchestra
Laurence Equilbey, conductor
Yoann Bourgeois, staging

* alternately