The ecstasies above

Brisbane Chamber Choir, Morton, Graeme and The Adina String Quartet (2012) The ecstasies above. St John’s Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, Brisbane Chamber Choir.

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Author Brisbane Chamber Choir
Morton, Graeme
The Adina String Quartet
Title The ecstasies above
Place of publication St John’s Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Publisher Brisbane Chamber Choir
Publication date 2012-09-30
Total pages 1 musical performance
Language eng
Subject Live Performance of Creative Work - Music
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The Brisbane Chamber Choir – with the Adina String Quartet (from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra) – presented a journey through poetry, remembrance, and fiery light. Performance included:

Tarik O’Regan’s The Ecstasies Above – a modern setting of Edgar Allan Poe’s 1831 poem Israfel – in which a supernatural figure’s heavenly vision is poignantly contrasted with the reality of a natural existence.

Howard Goodall’s In Memoriam Anne Frank - in a work of warmth and gentleness, a contemplative text from poems by Christina Rossetti, Robert Louis-Stevenson, and Richard Lovelace, commemorates the life of Anne Frank.

Beethoven’s Elegischer Gesang – a celebration of the string quartet combined with voice; a seldom recorded and little known musical gem.

William Harris’ Faire is the Heaven - an anthem that paints, to borrow from the early Renaissance text, the “Highest farre beyond all telling” which can no “mortal tongue hope to expresse“, in a rendering of joyous music!

With the Adina String Quartet presenting Anton Webern’s early and tonal work Langsamer Satz – literally a “slow movement”, written as a love song to his soon to be wife .
Keyword Choral
Live Performance of Creative Works - Music

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