Choral performances at Easter tend to focus on the repertoire inspired by the crucifixion story, but there is a wealth of beautiful music which celebrates Christ’s resurrection and the events which followed, and this will be the focus of the “Alleluia” concert.
We are excited and looking forward to welcoming promising young soloists and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra who will join the choir on stage. Two soloists are making their debut with City Choir Dunedin at this performance: Erin Connelly-Whyte (mezzo-soprano) and Brendon Shanks (tenor). The other soloists are Caroline Burchell (soprano) and Edward Smith (bass).
The programme includes:
Samuel Scheit: “Surrexit Christus Hodie” (Christ is risen today)
J.S. Bach: “Christ lag in Todesbanden” (Christ lay in death’s bonds)
Josef Rheinberger: “Osterhymne” (Easter Hymn)
Georg Philipp Telemann: “Zwei Jünger gehn nach Emmaus”
Mozart: “Regina Coeli”
By way of further contrast, the choir will also perform the première of a post-Easter hymn “O Sons and Daughters”, written by David Burchell. This was composed especially for this concert to add a more contemporary musical flavour, and uses an old English hymn text which narrates the discovery of the empty tomb on Easter morning.
Be sure to join us to hear a live performance of this delightful music!
Adult $40, Concession $30, Student $10, Children free
Tickets are available from Eventfinda online or phone 0800 289 849 (booking fees apply)
Cash at MusicWorks, Lower Stuart Street, and Music Planet, Centre City Mall or at the door on the night.