We are delighted to announce the music we will be performing in the 2022-23 season under our new Music Director, Marco Vitale. All concerts will again be held at Christ Church Cathedral. Season ticket holders will receive preferential seating and will save 15% on the single ticket price. Single tickets at reduced prices for students and free tickets for children will be available later prior to each concert.
November 11th 2022 at 2pm : Madrigals of War and Love
For our traditional Remembrance Day concert on November 11th, we have constructed a program that allows us to honour the sacrifices of those who have died in war, including the recent conflict in Ukraine. Monteverdi’s Songs of Love and War will be complemented by two motets by Arvo Part, as well as by music by modern Ukrainian composers. Our traditional Remembrance Day concert has not been performed since 2019. We recognize a huge need in our community to honour those who have died, or who have fled, as a result of war – including the current war in Ukraine.
December 23rd 2022 at 7.30pm. : Christmas in Versailles
For the Christmas concert (The “Night Before the Night Before” on December 23rd) the main work will be Marc Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit pour Noel. This lovely work will be combined with our traditional selection of carols.
February 25th 2023 at 7.30pm : Couperin’s Messe pour les Couvents
The choir will sing polyphonic motets and plain chant to support Marco’s performance of Francois Couperin’s organ mass.
May 26th 2023 at 7.30pm : Intermedi della Pellegrina
In our final concert, we will be performing some of the earliest music ever performed in Victoria. The Intermedi della Pellegrina was composed in 1589 on the occasion of the wedding of the Grand Duke Ferdinando and Christina of Lorraine. This sumptuous collection of choral madrigals, solos and instrumental pieces was staged to display the magnificence of the Medici household in Florence.