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Fauré Requiem

Conductor Stefan Parkman
Soprano Morgan England-Jones
Baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes
The Australian Voices
Dir. Gordon Hamilton

Stravinsky Funeral Song, Op.5
Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op.33a
Whitacre Cloudburst
Fauré Requiem, Op.48

Duration: One hour and 15 minutes, including a 20 minute interval (subject to change without notice)
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Celebrate music in all its glory with works where musicianship is the star and where voices take pride of place.

Be swept away by Stravinsky’s recently rediscovered score of the processional Funeral Song and Britten’s Four Sea Interludes. Then, be uplifted by Whitacre’s cinematic Cloudburst, where an eight-part choir, piano and percussion channel a terrifying thunderstorm, before Fauré’s sublime Requiem entices listeners into a beautiful ethereal sanctuary.

By comparison with the choral blockbusters of Verdi, Brahms and Berlioz, Fauré’s setting is gentle. Ironically, this subtlety is its strength.

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Stefan Parkman

Stefan Parkman holds the Eric Ericson professorship in choral conducting at the Uppsala University. Since 2010 he is Director Cantorum at the University. Since 2014/15 he is Chief Conductor of the WDR Rundfunkchor Cologne. He...
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Teddy Tahu Rhodes

At the outset of his career Teddy Tahu Rhodes was a finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Award, and performed in the Young Songmakers Almanac Concert Series in London, in the Salt Lake City International Concert...
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Morgan England-Jones

Morgan England-Jones is a Brisbane-based soprano who hails from Mackay, Queensland, where she began singing from a young age, under her mother’s tutelage. In 2017, she was the recipient of the Great Barrier Reef Partnership...
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Gordon Hamilton

Having freelanced for five years in Germany, composer and conductor Gordon Hamilton moved back to his homeland in 2009 to take over as Artistic Director of one of Australia’s foremost vocal ensembles, The Australian Voices...
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