Season 2021

Single Concert Tickets

$48 Adult  |  $40 Concession (including seniors

Purchase your Single Concert Tickets by clicking the ‘Book Online’ button next to each concert listing below or go to our Shop.

3 Concert Package

$120 Adult  |  $99 Concession (including seniors) 

To purchase a 3 Concert Package, add the concerts of your choice to the cart as single tickets and the discount will automatically be applied when you checkout.

Rescheduled from November 2020

Lights In The Distance

Saturday
20 March

Elder Hall
Adelaide, 6.30pm

Saturday
20 March

Elder Hall
Adelaide, 8.30pm

We are all drawn to light.  We plan the daily activity of our lives by 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; we seek its heat for warmth; we have made it a metaphor for hope – especially when we catch glimpses of it at the end of a long dark tunnel; and even in our funeral rites we sing of its power to bestow a peaceful eternity.  For us, lights in the distance have often come to represent everything that is comforting, safe and familiar.  Lights in the distance are often a sign that we are nearing home.  Or if not home, then perhaps the next adventure!

Program Includes

O Nata Lux – Morten Lauridsen

Morgenstern – Arvo Pärt

Written in the Stars (World première performance)  – Sally Whitwell

Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (from Requiem) – Johannes Brahms

Lux AeternaIvo Antonigni

Lux Arumque  – Eric Whitacre

Bright Morning StarsFolksong arr Christie Anderson 

Conductor

Carl Crossin OAM

Single Tickets

Adult: $48
Concession/Seniors: $40

ACS Season 2021

Program 1. Renewal

Friday
14 May SOLD OUT

Art Gallery of SA
North Terrace, Adelaide, 7pm

Saturday
15 May

St Peter’s Cathedral
North Adelaide, 6.30pm

Sunday
16 May

Elder Hall
University of Adelaide, 2.30pm

WAITING LIST: If your preferred date is sold out, email us and we’ll add you to our waiting list.

However you define the idea of ‘renewal’, this is a program of music to revitalise and refresh our ears, our hearts and our spirits. From the celebratory to the revelatory; from Will Byrd to Will Todd; from the Abbess to Anne to Arvo, this is music of hope, rejuvenation and promise. And with three of Adelaide’s best choral venues in which to luxuriate, this sounds like just what we all need in 2021!

Program Includes

Songs of Renewal  Will Todd

Second Eve  Ola Gjeilo

Laudibus in sanctis  William Byrd

Part Needle, Part Thread  Carl Crossin

Earthsong  Frank Ticheli

New Work (Commissioned by ACS)  Anne Cawrse

…and music by Joni Mitchell, Hildegard of Bingen, Paul Simon, & Arvo Pärt

Conductor

Carl Crossin OAM

Single Tickets

Adult: $48
Concession/Seniors: $40

Program 2. Wayfaring Stranger

Friday
25 June SOLD OUT

Art Gallery of SA
North Terrace, Adelaide, 7pm

Saturday
26 June

St Peter’s Cathedral
North Adelaide, 6.30pm

Sunday
27 June

Elder Hall
University of Adelaide, 2.30pm

WAITING LIST: If your preferred date is sold out, email us and we’ll add you to our waiting list.

To travel across the world by sea, in search of new beginnings, leaving history, culture and tradition behind is a pilgrimage mapped by faith, tenacity and conflict. Reflecting the Art Gallery of South Australia’s Dušan and Voitre Marek: Surrealists at Sea, Wayfaring Stranger charts a physical and spiritual journey. From across the globe and across the centuries we hear the timeless music of Henry Purcell set by other composers, including the first performance of Kerensa Briggs’ Hear my Prayer.

Program Includes

Hear my Prayer (after Purcell)  Kerensa Briggs

Hear my Prayer  Sven-David Sandström

Hear my Prayer, O Lord  Henry Purcell

O Crux  Knut Nystedt

Let my love be heard  Jake Runestad

Media vita  Kerensa Briggs

Jesu dulcis memoria  Josh Adams

…and partnering traditional songs and works by Victoria, Purcell and Gombert

Conductor

Christie Anderson

Single Tickets

Adult: $48
Concession/Seniors: $40

Program 3. Flight

Saturday
20 November

St Peter’s Cathedral
North Adelaide, 8pm

Sunday
21 November

Elder Hall
University of Adelaide, 2.30pm

History tells us that Leonardo da Vinci invented a flying machine. Legend has it that he may have actually flown it! A flight of fancy? It’s immaterial in this program – this music is for flights of our imagination. And flights can be metaphorical too: Bach knew better than most that a fugue is a flight; Paul Stanhope’s music sings of a flight into exile; John Taverner shows us that musical lines can fly too! Like Finzi’s singing spirits, they rise and soar and float better than any flying contraption yet conceived by science. Even aeronautical engineers know that, when it comes to ‘uplift’, music was there first!

Program Includes

Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine  Eric Whitacre

Deserts of Exile  Paul Stanhope

Contrapunctus 1 (adapted for ACS from The Art of Fugue)  J. S. Bach

Agnus Dei (from Mass in G Minor)  Ralph Vaughan Williams

My Spirit Sang All Day  Gerald Finzi

…and music by Henry Purcell, Ralph Vaughan Williams & Vytautas Miškinis

Conductor

Carl Crossin OAM

Single Tickets

Adult: $48
Concession/Seniors: $40

ACS performances will adhere to both our and the venues COVID-safe plans which include asking all attendees to scan the QR code or register their name and contact details on entry, encouraging 1.5m physical distancing at all times and employing checkerboard seating where permitted.

Wheelchair Accessibility

All venues are accessible

Art Gallery SA

Enter via the ramp at the North Terrace entrance

Elder Hall

Enter via the lift on the eastern side of the building

St Peter’s Cathedral

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