Paradisum

Experience Gabriel Fauré's tender vision of a beautiful beyond

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Fauré Requiem, Op. 48 (1889 version)  
A pasticcio of works by French Baroque masters including Lully and Rameau.

ARTISTS   
Paul Dyer conductor, harpsichord
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra  
Brandenburg Choir
Bonnie de la Hunty soprano
Hayden Barrington baritone

Yaron Lifschitz creative associate
Libby McDonnell creative associate
Trent Suidgeest lighting designer
Alexander Berlage associate lighting designer

Like a lullaby, Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem offers a tender, tranquil vision of a beautiful beyond. Gentle in style, the music cradles its audience with a sense 
of solace. Listeners will be transported to L'église de la Madeleine, Paris where Faure’s great Requiem was first performed.  

The early 1889 version of Faure’s Requiem is notable for its unusual instrumentation. A yearning voice from a single violin pierces the dark, rich sound of eight violas and four cellos. Upon this deep, mellow platform, our Brandenburg Choir and soloists will offer a sublime, soothing account of Fauré’s great work.  

The Requiem will be complemented by Paul Dyer’s intimate pasticcio for small choir and period instruments, featuring works by French Baroque masters including Lully and Rameau. 

Brandenburg Choir and Orchestra. Photo Credit - Keith Saunders.

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Venue Details
City Recital Hall
2-12 Angel Place
Sydney NSW 2000

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre
31 Sturt Street
Southbank VIC 3006

210428 BRANDENBURG 22 20 5859
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