Perth Symphonic Chorus 2021 Choral Series
Once again, nationally renowned Perth Symphonic Chorus will present a wonderful year of spectacular singing. Under the baton of Dr Margaret Pride OAM, the chorus has gained a reputation for choral excellence and masterful interpretations. Comments from its short 2020 season included “magnificent”, “truly majestic”, “stunning” and “an exceptional concert”. Join us again to savour the beauty of our repertoire and our work.
Poulenc: Organ Concerto
Rutter’s Gloria, scored for choir, brass, percussion and organ is exultant and jubilant yet devotional with great audience appeal. Its playful rhythmic verve contrasts with serenely beautiful melodies for which Rutter is well known. Matching this work in popularity is Poulenc’s Gloria, hailed as one of the great and most beautiful choral works of the twentieth century. Its enduring attraction is a response to its simple piety interspersed with an almost mischievous and rollicking enjoyment.
Adding to the attraction of this joyful concert is the rare addition of an organ concerto performed by renowned organist Alessandro Pittorino. Poulenc’s Organ Concerto owes its popularity to the wide variety of styles varying from Bach-like virtuosic passages to a sheer playground of jollity and lyrical melodies.
Saturday 2nd October at 7:30pm
Winthrop Hall, University of Western Australia
Tickets are $69 Full, $59 Concession
Carols at the Monastery
Nothing speaks the magic of Christmas more than a candlelit carols concert. Relive beautiful traditional carols sung by this fabulous choir along with specially chosen Christmas choral works. Community carols accompanied by a brass quintet will give the audience an opportunity to sing along with the choir. Let your heart be touched by warm and amusing readings and poems relevant to us today.
Saturday 4th December at 7:30pm and Sunday 5th December at 2:00pm
Redemptorist Monastery, Vincent St, North Perth
Tickets: $39 Full, $29 Concession
The West Australian newspaper has described PSC’s Messiah as “triumphant” and “polished to perfection”. Under the baton of Baroque specialist Dr Margaret Pride, the Chorus’ magnificent and acclaimed interpretation of this timeless work will be underpinned by the Perth Baroque Orchestra led by master violinist Paul Wright, and enhanced by spectacular soloists. Last year’s performance was not only referred to as “the best of the choir’s work in its nearly 25 years”, it was the only full Messiah performed in Australia and one of a small handful of live performances in the world. It was a privilege for performers and audience alike to be part of this event. Join the choir again for this musical Christmas celebration.
Saturday 18th December at 7:30pm
Perth Concert Hall
Tickets: $89 Full, $79 Concession
Please note that Messiah tickets can no longer be purchased through the Choral Series and have to be booked directly through the Perth Concert Hall. Bookings can be made at https://www.perthconcerthall.com.au/events/event/handels-messiah-2021