Allegri Ensemble to Lay a Garland in Hobart on October 16

Published by: Allegri Ensemble | 16-Sep-2021
Join Allegri Ensemble at St Mary’s Cathedral on the afternoon of Saturday 16 October for a bouquet of Renaissance and Romantic part songs which celebrate the joy of singing together. Featuring works by Pearsall, Gibbons, Isaac, Bruch, Elgar, Josquin and Debussy.
Venue: St Mary's Cathedral
Address: 180 Harrington Street, Hobart
Date: Saturday 16 October 2021
Time: 3 pm
Ticket: $32; $25 (concession)
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Allegri Ensemble’s October concert showcases the wonderful partsongs which flourished across Europe during the Renaissance and in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Conducted by Musical Director Jonathan Wallis, the hour-long program features choral songs in four languages, all exploring the essential themes of human existence: the joys of love and good company, the sorrows of loss and death, the beauty of nature – and poking fun at local authority figures.

The concert includes sets of partsongs by Max Bruch (An die Musik, Narrenfahrt and Musicaklang from 7 Lieder, op. 71 published 1897) and Claude Debussy (the sublime Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orléans, set to Medieval poetry), as well as music by Edward Elgar (My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land, 1890) and the majestic Lay a Garland (c 1840) by Robert Pearsall. On the program we also be singing another song by Robert Pearsall, Who Shall Win My Lady Fair, from 1869.

From the Renaissance Allegri Ensemble presents a variety of lesser-known gems alongside some old favourites such as The Silver Swan by Orlando Gibbons (1612), Innsbruck Ich Muss Dich Lassen by Franco-Flemish master Heinrich Isaac, El Grillo by Josquin Des Prez (1505) and Thomas Ravenscroft's There Were Three Ravens.

We hope you will come to St Mary's Cathedral in Hobart to celebrate spring with Allegri Ensemble. Tickets for Lay a Garland are available from Trybooking and at the door from 2:30 pm.

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