Season 2024


Saturday 5 October, 7.30pm

Pilgrim Church

Sunday 6 October, 2.30pm

UKARIA Cultural Centre

Conducted by Carl Crossin, ACS Founder and Conductor Emeritus

/ˌɛlɪˈmɛntl/       …adjective
…embodying the powers of nature
…of an emotion; powerful and primitive

Elemental – a curious but powerful word! It invokes the forces of nature, or the so-called ‘classical elements’ of fire, earth, water and air; it characterises our emotional states; and it defines the fundamental things and beliefs we value in our lives.

This program explores ‘the elemental’ in music: through the emotional turmoil of Lauridsen’s Fire Madrigals and original models by Monteverdi and Gesualdo; the calm reassurance of Ticheli’s Earth Song; and the comfort of eternal peace in Stanhope’s Agnus Dei, we remind ourselves of the real reason we still give, and attend, ‘live’ concerts – to engage and to feel, in the moment and in the room where it happens!

Program to include: 

Six ‘Fire Madrigals’  – Morten Lauridsen

Earth Song – Frank Ticheli

Meet me in the middle of the air – Paul Kelly, arranged by Carl Crossin

Agnus Dei/Do not stand at my grave and weep – Paul Stanhope

…and music by Michael Tippett, Arvo Pärt, Carlo Gesualdo and Claudio Monteverdi

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