The Shoalhaven Lydian Singers present The Morning Star in Nowra
Berry Street, Nowra, NSW, 2541, Australia
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This program will include a selection of traditional and well-loved carols, but the highlight will be the Sunrise Mass by Ola Gjeilo. Ola Gjeilo is a Norwegian composer who exploded on the choral scene in 2007. His masterwork for double SATB chorus and string orchestra, the Sunrise Mass was commissioned in 2007 by Tore Erik Mohn for performance by two combined choruses, Majorstua Kammerkor and Kammerkoret Nova, and was premiered on November 2, 2008. Since then, the Mass has been presented in concerts across the world to grand acclamation. This spiritually-uplifting extended work, neither expressly sacred nor secular, uses ancient texts even though the titles of the movements are in English: I. The Spheres (Kyrie); II. Sunrise (Gloria); III. The City (Credo); IV. Identity and The Ground (Sanctus). The four movements develop from a sense of the cosmos to an affirmation of the earth, from the echo of The Spheres in the first movement to the final reassuring themes of Identity and The Ground. A beautiful work, not to be missed.
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