Season 2017

We are delighted to release details of our Season 2017. Four programs, three commissions, two performances of Handel’s Messiah and a new Hills venue. We welcome Seniors to purchase at concession prices. ACS is pleased to offer Companion Card holders complimentary tickets for a companion to accompany them – to organise please contact ACS by email or phone 08 8352 1329.

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Proof of Life

Saturday 3 June

Pilgrim Church
Adelaide, 6.30pm

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Sunday 4 June

UKARIA Cultural Centre
Mount Barker, 2.30pm

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Heartbeat, breath, brain activity… these are vital biological ‘signs of life’. Laughter, tears, passion, joy, hard work, friendship, love… these are proof of life – as it happens. And proof of a life well-lived. Like a ‘life narrative’, this program contrasts the outer physical and commercial elements of daily life with the ebb and flow of our inner, emotional lives.

Conductor

Carl Crossin OAM

Program Includes

l Pastor Fido madrigal cycle from Madrigals Books 5 – Claudio Monteverdi

Madrigals about the joys and vicissitudes of life by Renaissance masters John Wilbye, John Bennett, Thomas Weelkes, Ludwig Senfl and Michael East

Songs and Cries of London Town for chamber choir and piano duet – Bob Chilcott

The Cries of London – Orlando Gibbons

April in Paris – arr. Gene Puerling

New Work – Steven Tanoto

Tickets

Adult: $44
Concession: $36

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Magnificent O

Saturday 26 Aug

Pilgrim Church
Adelaide, 6.30pm

Sunday 27 Aug

UKARIA Cultural Centre
Mount Barker, 2.30pm

Arvo Pärt and Bob Chilcott – what a magnificent pairing! Each of the seven antiphons in these two work is a designation or description of Jesus Christ, his lineage and attributes – and all begin with the exclamation ‘O’. These two significant works by Pärt and Chilcott are very different in their musical expression of the traditional Advent antiphons and Anne Cawrse has taken elements that sit at the heart of the Antiphons – humanity, history, love, redemption – as the basis of her new work.

Conductor

Christie Anderson

Program

Seven Advent Antiphons – Bob Chilcott

New Works – Anne Cawrse

Seven Magnificat Antiphons – Arvo Pärt

Tickets

Adult: $44
Concession: $36

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Falls the Shadow

Saturday 21 Oct

St Peter’s Cathedral
Adelaide, 6.30pm

Sunday 22 Oct

UKARIA Cultural Centre
Mount Barker, 2.30pm

Bob Dylan’s song Positively 4th Street begins with the words “You’ve got a lot of nerve to say you are my friend…” What does this have to do with Carlo Gesualdo? Betrayal! Each in their own distinctive way, Gesualdo and Crabtree reflect on the acts of treachery that led to the arrest and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. This most powerful narrative also finds expression in a new work by Graeme Koehne, and the falling of passiontide’s deep shadow finds solace in James Macmillan’s inspired Miserere.

Conductor

Carl Crossin OAM

Program

Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday (1611) – Carlo Gesualdo

Tenebrae Responsories on Songs by Bob Dylan (2011) – Paul Crabtree

Miserere mei, Deus – James MacMillan

New work – Graeme Koehne

Tickets

Adult: $44
Concession: $36

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Messiah

Saturday 25 Nov

St. Peter’s Cathedral
North Adelaide, 8pm

Sunday 26 Nov

St. Peter’s Cathedral
North Adelaide, 2.30pm

Handel’s Messiah has been an integral part of the extended celebration of Christmas in English speaking countries for well over a century. Our intimate, ‘chamber’ performances of this perennial masterpiece are distinctive not only because of the vitality, clarity and drama of the choruses, but also because the arias and recitatives showcase the impressive solo credentials of the members of Adelaide Chamber Singers. Accompanied by an ensemble of some of Adelaide’s finest Baroque musicians, this will be a Messiah to savour.

Conductor

Carl Crossin OAM

Program

Messiah – George Frideric Handel

Tickets

Adult: $44
Concession: $36

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