Chorales join for concert
West Gippsland Chorale and Latrobe Chorale are busily preparing for an exciting collaborative project at the redeveloped West Gippsland Arts Centre.
Both choirs will perform Sir Karl Jenkins’ new work “Symphonic Adiemus” and Giocomo Puccini’s “Messa di Gloria”.
Tickets are now on sale ahead of the concert on Sunday, November 25 at 3pm.
The West Gippsland Chorale and Latrobe Chorale will be joined by Heidelberg Choral Society and a 45-piece orchestra to present the two very different works. The conductor is Peter Bandy. “Symphonic Adiemus” is a contemporary composition conceived by Jenkins to draw on both classical principles and the flavours of world music. It uses the massed choir as a musical instrument, with the orchestra and a variety of percussion instruments.
Puccini’s “Messa di Gloria” was first performed in 1880 and is a much-loved piece in the western classical music tradition. The choirs and orchestra will be joined by soloists Jeremy Kleeman (bass baritone) and Timothy Reynolds (tenor) to make a special afternoon of music.
Latrobe Chorale gained a Creative Victoria “Small Regional Presenters” program grant to help cover costs and reduce ticket prices for lovers of fine music.
Tickets are $45 for adults, $40 for concession and groups, and $20 for youth under 18.
For bookings or further information, contact the West Gippsland Arts Centre box-office on 5624 2456 or visit wgac.org.au.