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Concert 1 - Bon Voyage

Concert 1 - Bon Voyage

Music includes: Parry Songs of Farewell, Tormis Songs of the Ancient Sea and music by Byrd, Monteverdi and Grainger

Join The Giovanni Consort for a journey on the seas, featuring Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry’s choral masterpiece, Songs of Farewell. The Consort opens with a Perth premiere performance of a work by Estonian composer, Veljo Tormis. Songs of the Ancient Sea (1979) finds Tormis composing a sequence of runo-songs (old Estonian folksongs) in a modern idiom. The journey then continues, visiting traditional folksongs and Renaissance madrigals.

Parry’s Songs of Farewell offer numerous biographical interpretations of the last years of Parry's life. They may well impart a sense of leave-taking, but more affecting is the impression of mystery and alienation, of life's transitory nature, and of passing into the unknown.

The Consort is delighted to welcome guest conductor, Joseph Nolan (Organist & Master of the Choristers at St. George's Cathedral), to direct the Consort.

CONTACT DETAILS: The Giovanni Consort giovanniconsort@gmail.com 0406258450