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War and Peace - The Consort of Melbourne

Focusing on the musical glories of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Consort presents a selection of Russian sacred music in the sublime acoustic of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God in East Brunswick. Whilst Russia was at war with France in the early 19th century sacred music flourished in the Imperial Court of Saint Petersburg. The programme features music by “The Golden Three”; the Imperial Court composers Maxim Berezovsky, Artemy Vedel and Dimitri Bortniansky, alongside other sacred works by Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov & Prokofiev. At its heart will be a performance of Bortniansky’s grand Te Deum for double chorus written to commemorate the Russian victory over Napoleon in 1812.

Directed by Warren Trevelyan-Jones

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  • David M.

    Lisa (organiser) can't come tonight. I'm stepping in & will see you at 5.45 at the entrance. I'll have a cycle panier with me & I've grey hair and a beard.

    November 9, 2014

    • Lisa

      Thank you so much David! Apologies to everyone, but most importantly enjoy the music.

      November 9, 2014

  • Lisa

    Transport from city.
    96 East Brunswick from Bourke Street, to its termination Nicholson Street East Brunswick and walk up Harrison Street, turn right at Albion Street.
    or Trams 8 or 1, to Lygon and Albion, walk right at Albion. Not sure which better, but look at the map attached to the event.
    Meet at entrance at 5.45 so we can sit together.

    November 8, 2014

  • David M.

    It's also in the Merri Creek bike path. You can't miss the golden cupolas of the church.

    November 7, 2014

  • Lisa

    Hi All, I will post time to meet etc. tomorrow evening. Also, for those on public transport, I think trams 1 & 8 from Swanston Street travel close to the event....will confirm tomorrow.
    Lisa

    November 6, 2014

  • David M.

    It sounds great. I've just booked my ticket.
    http://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2014/com5/?book=true

    October 28, 2014

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