Kit Millais

Performer · Band Leader · Educator

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Symphonic Adiemus- Heidelberg Chorale

  • Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre 31 Sturt Street Southbank VIC 3006 Australia (map)

Contrasting works by Jenkins and Puccini

Heidelberg Choral Society and Orchestra are proud to present the Australian Premiere performance of Karl Jenkins’ major new work, Symphonic Adiemus. This iconic work for choir and unusual percussions will be contrasted with the popular Messa di Gloria of Giacomo Puccini.

Symphonic Adiemus, which received its first UK performance in London in late 2017, is a challenging and innovative work, drawing on and extending earlier works which have all been world-wide favourites. Through his use of invented language, unusual rhythms and extensive and rarely-heard percussion Jenkins pushes the boundaries of new music development.

Unashamedly operatic, the young Puccini’s Messa di Gloria reflects the influence of Puccini’s hero, Verdi, and provides a foretaste of his later major works. The joyous themes which run throughout the work complement the exuberant nature of Jenkin’s work, and provide an orchestral contrast which will make this a concert not to be missed.

Presented by Heidelberg Choral Society and Orchestra

Earlier Event: October 19
Tallis Brass Ensemble at Buxton
Later Event: November 23
Music of the Night | Trombone Recital