Date: Friday 31 March and Saturday 1 April 2017
Venue: St Paul's Cathedral, Cnr of Swanston Street and Flinders Street, Melbourne
Cost: $30 Full / $15 Concession
Booking: Eventbrite online.
Beautiful music, stunning aerial artistry and a 100-voice choir come together to explore universal themes of love, pain and redemption in Passion, Lament, Glory.
A fully-realised enactment of Christ’s Passion held at Melbourne’s iconic St Paul’s Cathedral, the concerts will see acclaimed musical director Erin Helyard (Pinchgut Opera), soprano Jacqueline Porter and one of Australia's best Baroque ensembles performing Handel’s haunting Salve Regina.
They will be joined by more than 100 singers from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music’s vocal studies department, who will perform excerpts from Handel’s Messiah.
Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, which explores the Passion of Christ from Mary’s viewpoint, will serve as the musical centrepiece, while a stunning performance from aerial artist Tim Rutty will provide a breathtaking finale to this story of love and endurance.
CHE’s Jane Davidson, as artistic director, has devised the highly original production to complement the CHE-curated exhibition 'Love: Art of Emotion 1400-1800', which opens at NGV International on 31 March 2017.
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