Event Rachmaninoff Vespers
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Venue St. Patrick's Cathedral, East Melbourne, VIC
Umbrella Event Melbourne Festival 1998
First Date 22 October 1998
Opening Date 22 October 1998
Last Date 23 October 1998
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Resonating with the ancient chants of the Russian Orthodox Church, Rachmaninoff's Vespers stands as a mighty spiritual monument of the twentieth century. For audiences at the end of this century, the work offers a powerful opportunity for profound emotional reflection. Singing of praise and meditation, thankgiving and penitence, the Vespers has attained a new popularity for its ability to transport the listener with its almost primal power.
The Melbourne Choral Symphonic Choir will be prepared for the two performances by Simon Halsey, one of the world's most respected choral directors. The
Description Source Brochure
Primary Genre Music
Secondary Genre Spiritualism
Subjects Religion
Name Function Notes
Simon Halsey Choir Master/Mistress Conductor
Sergei Rachmaninoff Composer Vespers All Night Vigil Op. 37
Sally-Anne Russell Mezzo-Soprano
Peter Neville Percussionist
Timothy O'Dwyer Saxophonist
Michael Terry Tenor
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure Melbourne Festival 1998 guide
Event Identifier 100684