The Sydney Children’s Choir returns to the stage with a program of exquisite choral works including the world premiere of new works by Sam Weiss, the choir’s Composer Fellow. Commissioned in 2020, these works tell stories of love and hope in the face of great adversity.
Deine Mami (‘Your Mami’) is a poem written by Weiss’ great-grandmother to her daughter Nelly on the eve of the Second World War. The choir sings of a mother’s love for her daughter, while also capturing the gloom and nervousness in pre-war Germany.
In’Shal-Om for male voices is a prayer for peace and coexistence, bringing together languages and prayers of the Islamic, Hindu, Jewish and Christian faiths in a powerful expression of shared humanity.
There Are Always Miracles is a piece inspired by the words of 101-year-old Holocaust survivor, motivational speaker and author Eddie Jaku in his recent book ‘The Happiest Man on Earth’, whose story and outlook on life has been an inspiration to many, especially in the Sydney community.
Be uplifted by the voices of the Sydney Children’s Choir in a night of transformative choral music.
Saturday 19 June 2021
Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
The Sydney Children’s Choir
Lyn Williams AM, Artistic Director
Sam Allchurch, Lachlan Massey, Amandine Petit, Hester Wright, conductors
Antonio Fernandez, Sally Whitwell piano
There will be no interval and the concert is
expected to conclude at approximately 8.15pm.
Full Price: $35
plus booking fees
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Program (4 world premieres in bold)
You, me and the wide open sky
AUDREY SNYDER In times of silver rain
PAUL JARMAN Shackleton
DAN WALKER Pegasus
BENJAMIN BRITTEN Down by the Sally Gardens
BENJAMIN BRITTEN Corpus Christi Carol
SAM WEISS In’Shal-Om
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL The Sound of Silence
VIJAY SINGH Fergus a’ Molly
O frondens virgo
SAM WEISS Deine Mami
SAM WEISS Enosh
LYN WILLIAMS Islands
TRAD ARR. IDEA OF NORTH My Hat It Has Three Corners
PAUL KELLY Meet Me in the Middle of the Air
There are always miracles
KENNETH & KIRSTEN LAMPL Lie Light, dear heart
DAN WALKER Heartland
LISA YOUNG Sacred Stepping Stones
Program subject to change