Concordis Chamber Choir invites you to join us for Light Above Earth Below, an enchanting journey through the realms of sky, earth, and the elements.

The diverse program explores the ethereal beauty of the natural world, featuring works such as Eriks Esenvalds’ celestial Northern Lights, where the delicate sounds of tuned wine glasses evoke the mesmerising aurora borealis. Audiences will be captivated by Joe Twist’s poignant How Shall We Sing in a Strange Land which weaves together the verses of Psalm 137:4 with A Song of Hope by Indigenous Australian activist Oodgeroo Noonuccal, offering a message of hope and unity amidst adversity. Additionally, the program features Katerina Gimon’s Elements, a texturally-driven work that combines aleatoric singing, graphic notation, overtone singing, and rhythmic body percussion to create an immersive choral experience.

Join Concordis this May for a midwinter performance of choral music that will leave you feeling spellbound and connected to the natural world. Book your tickets now for Light Above Earth Below.

Program

Northern Lights – Ēriks Ešenvalds 
As Before We Are – Oleska Lozowchuk
Elements (1. Earth, 2. Air, 3. Fire) – Katerina Gimon
The Spheres from Sunrise Mass – Ola Gjeilo 
The Rose – Ola Gjeilo
When the Earth Stands Still – Don Macdonald
Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell arr. Matt and Adam Podd
Proud Music of the Storm – Jake Runestad
Earth Song – Frank Ticheli
How Shall We Sing in a Strange Land – Joseph Twist
Glow – Eric Whitacre
A Lonely Land – Giselle Wyers

Concert 1

Saturday 25 May 2024, 7:30pm

The Recital Hall, Firbank Grammar School
Gate 2, 51 Outer Crescent, Brighton VIC 3183

Concert 2

Sunday 26 May 2024, 2:00pm

The Recital Hall, Firbank Grammar School
Gate 2, 51 Outer Crescent, Brighton VIC 3183