The Annual
Sunday 14th November 2010 3pm

 Glebe Music Festival

In conjunction with The Glebe Society Inc

Sunday 14th November 2010 at 3pm
St Scholastica's
cnr Arcadia Road and Avenue Road, Glebe.

Bel a cappella
Bel a Capella

Bel a cappella’s final concert for 2010 includes two iconic choral works performed in the splendid acoustics of St Scholastica’s Chapel, Glebe at 3pm on Sunday 14th November.

Benjamin Britten’s A Boy Was Born is regarded as one of the most intricate pieces of the choral repertoire. Written before Britten turned 20, it comprises six highly elaborate variations celebrating the birth of Christ based on Britten’s own hauntingly beautiful carol of the same name.

Bel a capellaMusical Director Anthony Pasquill, who recorded this work as a chorister at Lichfield Cathedral with Paul Spicer and the Finzi Singers, adds “A Boy Was Born has many excellent memories for me, and I’m really looking forward to presenting my interpretation of this brilliant, challenging work with Bel to our Sydney audience”.

In complete contrast, to celebrate the 75th birthday of leading Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, Bel a cappella will perform his Berliner Messe, composed in 1990. This highly spiritual work explores choral tonality in an innovative way, creating a truly ethereal experience.

For this performance, Bel a cappella will be joined by renowned organist David Drury. David has given recitals in Westminster Abbey (London) and Notre Dame (Paris), and has been a soloist with many of Australia’s leading orchestras including recent performances of Saint Saens Symphony No. 3 (the Organ Symphony) with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Founded in 1995, Bel a cappella is a chamber choir dedicated to the performance of diverse, high quality choral music in fine venues around Sydney. This is the final concert in Bel a cappella’s 2010 series of concerts, and will be performed in conjunction with the 21st Annual Glebe Music Festival.

Tickets for this concert are $30, Senior/Pensioner $25 and Student $20, and can be purchased either here at or at or by phoning 02 8210 5141 or 02 9416 6136.

Further information
  0410 505 562

 0414 505 784
Photos courtesy of: Patricia Baillie

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