Season 2020

We are delighted to release details of our Season 2020, featuring four unique programs, world premieres of three new works by our ‘Virtual Composer-in-Residence’ for 2020 – Sydney-based Sally Whitwell, and we welcome our new German friends in Hannover’s Junges Vokalensemble to Adelaide later in July.

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ACS Concert Series 2020

Program I. Life Cycles

Saturday
23 May

St Peter’s Cathedral
North Adelaide, 6.30pm

Sunday
24 May

UKARIA Cultural Centre
Mt. Barker Summit, 2.30pm

Cycles articulate our lives. Cycles – physical, emotional, spiritual, seasonal, political and social – affect all of us and help give meaning to our existence in so many ways. In this program, Jonathan Dove and Morten Lauridsen explore the links between the natural world and our innermost emotional lives. Australians Paul Stanhope and Sally Whitwell give an eloquent musical voice to the social and political narratives that cycle through our existence.

Program Includes

Mid-Winter Songs Morten Lauridsen

Deserts of Exile Paul Stanhope

New Work Part 1 (ACS Commission – World Premiere) Sally Whitwell

The Passing of the Year Jonathan Dove

…and music by Arvo Part, Steve Reich and Joni Mitchell

Conductor

Carl Crossin OAM

Single Tickets

Adult: $48
Concession/Seniors: $40

Program II. Escapology

Friday
11 September

Art Gallery of South Australia
Adelaide, 6.30pm

Saturday
12 September

Pilgrim Uniting Church
Adelaide, 6.30pm

Sunday
13 September

UKARIA Cultural Centre
Mt Barker Summit, 2.30pm

The poetry of “place”, our land, sea and sky, has always resonated with us. But as coasts erode, islands are inundated and fires burn, our need for environmental escape feels less like a dystopian fiction and more like reality, only generations away. We listen with fascination to alternatives like seascapes, where communities live in houses on the sea, moon habitats, people exploring beyond earth. Where will our future lie?

Program Includes

Celestial Bird Roxanna Panufnik

Sun Dogs I & II Eriks Esenvalds

There are some men Philip Glass

Sinikan laulu Veljo Tormis

Super flumina babylonis Palestrina

New Work Part 2 (ACS Commission – World Premiere) Sally Whitwell

Conductor

Christie Anderson Associate Conductor

Please Note: Due to limited capacity, Escapology 11 September is not part of the Concert Packages.

Single Tickets

Adult: $48
Concession/Seniors: $40

Program III. Beginnings

Friday
9 October

UKARIA Cultural Centre
Mt. Barker Summit, 7.00pm

Saturday
10 October

St Johns Anglican Church
Adelaide, 8.00pm

Since its foundation in 1985, over 400 singers have sung their way through the ranks of Adelaide Chamber Singers as either Core or Auxiliary members. In 2020, at the ripe young age of 35, Adelaide Chamber Singers continues its choral leadership role in South Australia in giving birth to a vibrant and exciting new ensemble comprised of some of Adelaide’s most promising young singers. This is its debut performance.

Featuring Adelaide Chamber Singers 2 (ASC²)

Conductors

Carl Crossin OAM & Christie Anderson

Single Tickets

Adult: $48
Concession/Seniors: $40

Program IV. Lights in the Distance

Saturday
28 November

St Peter’s Cathedral
North Adelaide, 8.00pm

Sunday
29 November

Christ Church North Adelaide
Adelaide, 2.30pm

We are drawn to light and we yearn for its transformative power. We plan our days around the rhythm of its presence and absence; we use it to symbolise our emotional well-being; it is a metaphor for our understanding; we crave its spark for renewal and warmth; and even in our funeral rites we sing of its power to bestow a peaceful eternity. This is music that carries us towards the light.

Program Includes

Requiem (Adelaide Premiere) Paul Stanhope

Christe qui lux es et dies William Byrd

New Work Part 3 (ACS Commission – World Premiere) Sally Whitwell

Lux Arumque Eric Whitacre

Singet dem Herrn J. S. Bach

Conductors

Carl Crossin OAM

Single Tickets

Adult: $48
Concession/Seniors: $40

Celebrating UNESCO Cities of Music (Special Event)

Wednesday
22 July

Elder Hall
Adelaide, 6.30pm

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Together with 29 other cities around the world, Hannover in Germany and Adelaide share the honour of being designated as UNESCO Cities of Music. In July 2020, ACS will travel to Germany for collaborative concerts with leading German choirs including Hannover’s Junges Vokalensemble and their conductor Klaus-Jürgen Etzold. Just two weeks after sharing the stage with this outstanding choir in Hannover, ACS will welcome them to Adelaide for the continuation of this significant collaboration. ACS celebrates Adelaide’s designation as a UNESCO city of music.

Program Includes

Adelaide – Hannover

Conductors

Carl Crossin OAM

Klaus-Jürgen Etzold

Single Tickets

Adult: $48
Concession/Seniors: $40

Wheelchair Accessibility

All venues are accessible

Art Gallery of South Australia

Please contact ACS for directions for entry


 

Christ Church North Adelaide

Enter via the door on the south eastern corner of the church


 

Elder Hall

Enter via the lift on the eastern side of the building


 

Pilgrim Uniting Church

Enter via the rear door on the eastern side of the church

St John’s Anglican Church

Enter through side door on south eastern side nearest the hall


 

St Peter’s Cathedral

Enter via side door off the carpark on northern side of Cathedral


 

UKARIA Cultural Centre

Access is through the main doors to auditorium