Lay a Garland

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  • Price: Full price: $32, Concession: $25
  • Date: Fri, Nov 12, 2021
  • Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Venue: St Mary's Cathedral
  • Location: 180 Harrington Street, Hobart
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A Bouquet of Renaissance and Romantic Partsongs

Allegri Ensemble’s October concert showcases the wonderful partsongs which flourished across Europe during the Renaissance and in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Our hour-long program features choral songs in four languages, all exploring the essential themes of human existence: the joys of love and good company, the sorrows of loss and death, the beauty of nature – and poking fun at local authority figures.

The concert includes sets of partsongs by Max Bruch and Claude Debussy (the sublime Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orléans), as well as music by Edward Elgar (My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land) and the majestic Lay a Garland by Robert Pearsall. From the Renaissance we present a variety of lesser-known gems alongside some old favourites such as The Silver SwanInnsbruck Ich Muss Dich Lassen, and The Three Ravens.

Do join us at St Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday 16 October for an entertaining concert which celebrates the joy of singing together.