Ceremony of Carols

Australian Chamber Choir, directed by Douglas Lawrence

A Ceremony of Carols within a ceremony of carols, Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece for choir and harp in the first half of this program is complemented by Renaissance settings of some of the same texts (by Ockeghem and Sweelinck) in the second half.

The result is a kind of infinity mirror that casts new light on the music in both halves of the program.

At the core of the second half is a setting of the anonymous poem that’s at the centre of Britten’s work – There is no rose (c.1420), one of the earliest examples of polyphony. An Australian-made mirror must needs include the work of Australian craftsmen – in this case the first performance of a new carol by Alan Holley takes it’s place beside two humorous Australian arrangements of well-loved carols.

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When: Sunday 4th December 2022

Presented By: Australian Chamber Choir

Bookings Phone: 0452531750

Bookings Contact: Pamela Brooke

Venue: Basilica of St Mary of the AngelsYarra StGeelongVic

Ticket Price (AUD): 40