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Songs of Longing

Saturday 24 September, 6.30pm – Pilgrim Church

Sunday 25 September, 3pm – The Village Well, Aldgate

Songs of Longing draws its inspiration from two song cycles of love and longing, meeting and parting – Longing Songs by Adrian Williams (texts by John Donne) and The Hourglass by American composer Irving Fine (a setting of six texts by Ben Jonson). Two works by Australians Callie Wood and David John Lang also pursue this passionate path. The program also explores the idea of transformation with the inclusion of one of the most-loved Renaissance vocal works, Byrd’s Ave Verum Corpus.


Associate Conductor

Christie Anderson


  • Whispers – Steven Stucky
  • Ave Verum Corpus – William Byrd
  • Longing Songs – Adrian Williams
  • The Hourglass – Irving Fine
  • Ménage a Sondheim (three arrangements of Sondheim’s most poignant and pointed songs) – Stephen Sondheim
  • New ACS Commission – David John Lang


Adult: $43
Concession: $35

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