Mosaic: Surround-Sound Choral Works at Olveston House

Olveston House, 42 Royal Terrace, Dunedin
4:30–6:00pm Saturday 30 June 2018 — Doors open 4:15pm
$25 waged, $20 unwaged

From New Zealand we have composers Michael Winikoff with a contemplative composition to the words Lux et Spes and David Childs with the lively Marian antiphon Salve Regina. We present three more modern composers from further afield: American Kurt Knecht with his love song Sero Te Amavi, American Eric Whitacre with Lux Aurumque, and Welshman Paul Mealor with his 2011 Royal Wedding composition Ubi Caritas. Abendlied by Josef Rheinberger, Ave Maris Stella by Edvard Grieg, Beati Quorum Via by Charles Stanford, and the eight-part madrigal Great God of Love by Pearsall celebrate the beautiful harmonic tradition of 19th Century European music. The early twentieth century is represented by the Russian composer Alexander Sheremetev with his stirring anthem for male voices Now the Powers of Heaven, and Elgar’s My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land.

Olveston is made available to the Southern Consort of Voices in memory of the Theomin family’s love of music. We very much hope you can join us.