This festival of Romantic song focuses on works by Schubert and Mendelssohn. It encompasses every type of choral writing from the popular Ave Maria, a Schubert Lied, to the gushing melodies of Mendelssohn’s large-scale Psalm 42, Wie der Hirsch schreit. Complementing these works the chamber choir will sing “Durufle ’s Quatre motets sur des the mes gre goriens, and there is also a sneak preview of our Christmas concert with an extract from Rheinberger’s Star of Bethlehem, in a new translation by Rowen Fox. The concert features soprano soloist Michaella Ye Zhang.
The President, Tim Kaye, will move his three-manual Allen organ to the Phillips Hall to accompany the choir and also to perform Mendelssohn’s Sonata No Three, a staple of the organ repertoire. The work combines dramatic fanfare, Lutheran chorale and double fugue, with a touch of Lieder ohne Worte, and is sure to delight.
Scheduled for the winter weekend of the Blackheath Choir festival, in its off year, they will serve mulled wine in the interval to warm you through, and they will finish in good time for you to head off to dinner after the concert.
Gardiner Crescent, Blackheath, New South Wales, 2785