Sydney Chamber Choir is joined by Australia’s leading percussion ensemble, Synergy, to celebrate in music the 75th birthday of one of Australia’s greatest living composers.

Together we explore some of Ross Edwards’ most joyous pieces for voices and percussion, alongside music by two of the composers who have most inspired him: Hildegard von Bingen and Peter Sculthorpe. We also perform works by Paul Stanhope and Clare Maclean – composers who have in turn found inspiration in Ross’s dancing rhythms and transcendent harmonies – and two newly commissioned pieces by young Australian composers Josephine Gibson and Olivia Swift.”

Sydney Chamber Choir
Synergy Percussion
Sam Allchurch, Paul Stanhope and Nicholas Routley Conductors

Ross Edwards - Ab Estatis Foribus | Flower Songs
Clare Maclean -  Christ the King
Paul Stanhope - Agnus Dei / Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
and works by Hildegard von Bingen, Peter Sculthorpe, Josephine Gibson, Olivia Swift & Ockeghem

Dance | Chant Celebrating Ross Edwards [Facebook event] from Sydney Chamber Choir[Facebook] and Synergy Percussion [Facebook] plays City Recital Hall, Saturday 4th August 7.30pm.