Central Coast Chorale is offering audience members the gift of song at Swoon.
Choose a song to enjoy yourself or dedicate to a loved one. Donations from $50 are accepted which contributes to the ongoing development of Central Coast performers and composers.
There is one song per donation and once the song is dedicated it will be highlighted.
Presented in alphabetical order, not performance order.
Bist du bier mir
Cantique de Jean Racine
Dubist die Ruh
In Paradisum (Chant)
Into My Arms
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Love Changes Everything
Tears in Heaven
The Flower Duet from Lakme
The Perfect Love
The Shepherd on a Rock
Veni Creator Spiritus
Wie Lieblich sind deine Wohnungen
You Raise Me Up
Arranged Ed Lojeski
Paul McCartney | John Lennon
Nick Cave arranged Shayne Leslie
Brendan Graham and Rolf Loveland arranged Roger Emerson
Swoon | Sacred and Sublime Songs
2.30pm Sunday 29 November
St Patrick's Church, East Gosford
SWOON TO THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL SONGS
Central Coast Chorale presents an afternoon of beautiful songs at St Patrick's Church, East Gosford at 2.30pm Sunday 29 November.
After their inspiring and sold-out performance of Mozart’s Requiem in August, the forty-voice Chorale led by music director, Christopher Bowen OAM will change the pace with a program inspired by ABC Classic FM’s Swoon segment.
Bowen says of the program, “Like the well-known radio program, we’ve selected sacred and popular songs that will provide our audience with ‘little parcels of rapture’.”
The first part of the program features sacred music including JS Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Howard Goodall’s Psalm 23 and John Rutter’s Clare Benediction.
Appealing to modern tastes, the second half of the program includes arrangements of Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Love Changes Everything, Eleanor Rigby by Paul McCartney and John Lennon, Eric Clapton’s Tears in Heaven and Franz Schubert’s Shepherd on a Rock featuring locals Diane Gardiner on clarinet and soprano, Elke Hook.
Australian composers are represented in the program. Bowen contributes two works, Two Trees and a setting of Thy Perfect Love. Shayne Leslie, Wyoming has written an arrangement of Australian singer, Nick Cave’s Into My Arms.
Local sopranos, Elke Hook and Jacqui Binetsky will perform The Flower Duet from Léo Delibes’ opera, Lakmé, well-known for its use in the 1989 British Airways advertisement, and Tiana Dimech will perform Fauré’s timeless Pie Jesu.
NEW MEMBERS WELCOME
Bowen says, “Our program provides an opportunity to welcome new members, especially men, who are looking to improve their singing while enjoying the world’s most beautiful songs.”
Chorale members work hard to maintain their standing as the premier choir on the Central Coast, and has become an important developer of regional artistic talent. Members state that benefiting from Bowen’s impressive expertise and being a part of a learning musical community is what encourages them to continue to strive for excellence.
The Chorale rehearses Wednesday nights in West Gosford. Interested singers can contact Anne Darlington for more information on 02 4307 9355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are available here or cash at the door. For group bookings, please call Nick on 1300 76 22 38.
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