Melos Choir and Period Instruments, under the artistic direction of Holly Gwynne-Timothy, presents “Of Darkening Days & Beckoning Stars”, featuring seasonal music and poetry from the 9th to 21st Centuries, on Friday 2 December, starting at 7:30pm in St John the Apostle Church, 88 Patrick St in Kingston.
The concert will feature special guests Patricia O’Callaghan (pictured) and Peter Aston, and will include works by D’Orleans, Shakespeare, Blind, Campion, Lassus, Bach, and more. The concert will also be available online from 6 to 16 December.
In-person tickets are $25 and online tickets are $15, available at www.melos-earlymusic.org. In-person tickets are also available at Novel Idea and at the door.
Melos welcomes Patricia O’Callaghan, soprano, in an exploration of music and poetry from colder climes, on winter’s darkness, challenges and beauty. With Patricia’s stunning voice highlighting the works, Melos Choir & Period Instruments will perform traditional songs and carols of Wales, Ireland and Sweden; contemporary settings of wintry words by Claude Debussy and Dennis Lee; Lassus’ “Videntes Stellam”; and excerpts from Bach’s BWV 182, “Himmelskönig, sei willkommen”; and Vivaldi’s “Seasons”. With poetry readings and narration by Peter Aston.
This concert is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Sisters of Providence of St Vincent de Paul, DT Splinter Custom Kitchens, Madeley Automotive & Diagnostic Service, and Capital Movers &
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