Denmark Festival of the Voice
Jun
3
to Jun 5

Denmark Festival of the Voice

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The Giovanni Consort are delighted to return to the Denmark Festival of Voice in 2017, where this year we will present an array of masterpieces that celebrate the emotional power created by A Cappella singing. Choral Masterworks will take you on a journey from Renaissance times to the present day, exploring the highlights of composers well known for their skills at writing for voice. These include Tallis, Byrd, Rheinberger, Britten, Poulenc, Bruckner and Arvo Part as well as many others. The Giovanni Consort will deliver a concert of both sacred and secular vocal music that will create a deep impression on listeners, encouraging them to explore the works of these composers once they have left. They invite anyone who shares a passion for the human voice to attend this performance and rejoice in the celebration of Choral Masterworks.

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Retrospective: Percy Grainger
Nov
26
8:30am 8:30am

Retrospective: Percy Grainger

Conducted by Dr. Peter Tregear

The Giovanni Consort present a concert celebrating the wonderful music of Australia’s greatest composer, Percy Grainger. We are delighted to be joined by guest director, Dr Peter Tregear, a Grainger expert, who is sure to shine a unique light on this fun, colourful and brilliant music.

Percy Grainger was an extremely eccentric man and had quite eclectic musical tastes. He shunned the establishment and had little regard for he the “high art” for which he was expected to aspire. However, in the unconventional manner and forms in which he wrote, there is incredible genius and music of great beauty. This is clear from the esteem with which he was held by the great composers of his day-  Britten, Vaughan Williams and Grieg were great admirers of his work.

In this concert we will perform some of this most famous choral compositions, songs and folk song arrangements, including I’ll Be Seventeen Come Sunday, Brigg Fair, Irish Tune from County Derry and the sublime Mo Nighean Dubh. We are delighted to be joined by the solo talents of soprano, Brianna Louwen and baritone, Thomas Friberg in some of Grainger’s beloved songs.

This is sure to be an unmissable concert!

Tickets: $35 adult/$30 concession/ $20 student,
available from www.trybooking.com/KAWD

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Reflection: Lagrime di San Pietro
Jul
25
2:30am 2:30am

Reflection: Lagrime di San Pietro

Conducted by Hugh Lydon

Orlande de Lassus, Europe’s most famous musician during his lifetime, created nothing finer than the Lagrime di San Pietro, a collection of twenty spiritual madrigals and one motet for seven voices. 

A cycle of sacred madrigals on the sorrows of St Peter following his denial of Christ, it was assembled shortly before the composer’s death. Lassus pours every dramatic nuance and piece of harmonic invention he could possibly muster, hurling the listener through the stages of Peter’s rage, remorse and resignation, and concluding with a motet that presents Christ’s response to the world. 

The Giovanni Consort is delighted and privileged to present this work in the architectural and acoustic splendour of Guildford Grammar School. Please join us for what will be a special and intimate performance of one of the great renaissance masterpieces.

Tickets: $35 adult/$30 concession/ $20 student,
available from www.trybooking.com/KAWA

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Sacred & Profane
May
14
7:30am 7:30am

Sacred & Profane

Conducted by Kate Oliver

The Giovanni Consort are delighted to present a contrasting program, with something for everybody, in the QV1 Building this May! 

The sacred-profane dichotomy acts to divide elements of life which are fundamentally sacred from those which are profane, or of mundane individual concern. This program examines how this has manifested itself in different composers works and the music has been selected either for it's sacred beauty or debauched silliness. 

The major works will be Graeme Koehne's 'Mass for the Middle Aged', Britten's 'Sacred and Profane' and Bach's Der Geist Hillft. There will also be some short, and sometimes rude, English part songs, rounds and catches. 

We look forward to bringing this amazing music in to this incredible space and its extraordinary acoustic.

Tickets: $35 adult/$30 concession/ $20 student,
available from www.trybooking.com/KAVW

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The Golden Age: Tudor Treasures
Mar
5
8:30am 8:30am

The Golden Age: Tudor Treasures

Step back in time with the Giovanni Consort this March, as they present a program of a cappella music from the Tudor period of 16th century England. 

The singers will perform in the old style, or stile antico, and perform the works of William Byrd and Thomas Tallis without a conductor. The performance will encourage the singers to collaborate organically with in the music and use the glorious nuances within the music to communicate and display their artistry. 

Both Thomas Tallis and William Byrd lived through the onset of reformation and the turning point for sacred music in the 16 century. Though both composers were unreformed Catholics, they could suit their compositional output to suit the demands of the monarchs whom they served. This concert will seek to examine and explore the both sides of their opus, their Latin music and also the new reformed Anglican repertoire. 

Music:

Thomas Tallis: Suscipe Quaeso Domine, O Sacrum Convivium, In Ieiunio Et Fletu, If Ye Love Me, O Lord Give the Holy Spirit. 

William Byrd: Laudibus in Sanctis, Ne Irascaris Domine, Ave Verum Corpus, Praise Our Lord All Ye Gentiles, Sing Joyfully. 

Tickets: $35 adult/$30 concession/ $20 student,
available from www.trybooking.com/KAVV

 

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20th Anniversary Concert
Sep
20
7:30am 7:30am

20th Anniversary Concert

The Giovanni Consort turns 20

The Giovanni Consort is celebrating 20 years of music making this year and we are gearing up for The Giovanni Consort's 20th Anniversary Concert at Perth Town Hall on Saturday, September 19th at 7:30pm. 

We are delighted to be joined by founding directors David Gething and Andrew Sutherland, and are pleased to say that previous conductor, and Director of Music at St George's Cathedral, Simon Lawford will also direct part the performance. We are sampling many different choral, and polychoral textures, in music by Palestrina, Gibbons, Parry, Rachmaninov, Whitacre and Perth’s own, Perry Joyce. 

This concert is a fundraiser for future events by The Giovanni Consort and is not part of the 2015 subscription season.

We would advise you to book tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are $35 (adults), $30 (concession) and $20 (student). 

TIckets from www.trybooking.com/HEYH

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