- Start: August 20, 2017 3:00 pm
- End: August 20, 2017 4:30 pm
BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON we sat down and wept …
Many composers have set this heart-wrenching text, telling of the exile of a people from their homeland. JS Bach sets the poem as a solemn hymn, Palestrina as a multi-voiced motet. The text is no less potent in the 21st century than it was in 500 BCE. The Australian Chamber Choir has commissioned Australian composers, Tom Henry to write a new work on this theme. Uncertain Journeys sets texts written by people seeking asylum in Australia. Program includes JS Bach Motets and works by Palestrina, Handl, Byrd, Gibbons, Dering, Martin, new works by Australian composers, Luke Hutton and Tom Henry.
Artists: Australian Chamber Choir, Director – Douglas Lawrence