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Award-winning composer and former Sydney Chamber Choir Music Director Paul Stanhope returns to lead the choir in the world premiere performance of his Requiem, the centrepiece of a program exploring themes of mortality, hope, ritual and commemoration.

It's a conversation between old and new: the sumptuous Spanish Renaissance polyphony of Tomás Luis de Victoria, with the contemporary Australian voices of Mary Finsterer and Indigenous composer Brenda Gifford. James MacMillan's Miserere is a choral tour de force, taking up dual notions of solemnity and virtuosity. Paul Stanhope’s Requiem is a major new work of transcendent beauty and healing that brings together settings of the Latin Mass for the Dead with poetry by Emily Dickinson, Mary Elizabeth Frye and Oodgeroo Noonuccal.


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Details correct at the time of publication.

  • Brenda Gifford
    Mother Earth Minga Bagan
    Tomás Luis de Victoria 
    Versa est in luctum
    Mary Finsterer
    When soft voices die
    James MacMillan
    Miserere
    Paul Stanhope
    Requiem (World premiere)
  • Paul Stanhope
    Conductor
    Sydney Chamber Choir
    Chloe Lankshear
    Soprano
    Richard Butler
    Tenor
    Emily Granger
    Harp
    Jess Ciampa 
    Percussion
    Sydney Symphony Fellows
    Callum Hogan 
    Oboe
    Richard Shaw
    Clarinet
    Jordy Meulenbroeks 
    Bassoon
    Sydney Symphony Orchestra
    Euan Harvey
    Horn