In 2018 the Baltic Sates are celebrating the 100th anniversary of their declaration of independence. The Burgundian Consort are performing “The Spheres”, featuring work from Estonian composers Tormis and Sisask featuring in “The Spheres”.
Location:Sir John Clancy Auditorium UNSW
The Burgundian Consort has existed as an elite arm of the Collegium Musicum Choir for many years (since about 1985). The ensemble includes only a small number of singers (12-18), mostly (but not exclusively) undergraduate music students and sings challenging, unaccompanied repertoire. The Burgundian Consort presents a small annual recital in September of each year as well as being part of some concerts of the Collegium Musicum. In recent years, the Burgundian Consort’s repertoire has included Copland’s In the Beginning, Britten’s Sacred and Profane, Palestrina’s Missa Aeterna Christi Munera, Wesley-Smith’s Who Killed Cock Robin? and Debussy’s Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orleans.
In 2018, The Burgundian Consort will explore the realms of the Nordic and Baltic states, with works from Estonian composers Tormis and Sisask, and Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo. Arensky’s Three Quartets will include guest cellist Paul Stender, the Consort rounding out the program with some traditional English madrigals from Byrd and Purcell. The program will also include the premiere performance of the winner of the Willgoss Choral Composition Prize 2018, Owen Elsley’s the stars.
Wednesday September 19, 2018 at 7.30pm
Sir John Clancy Auditorium UNSW