In a time where our travel options are somewhat restricted, many of us have turned to reconnecting with nature and a more ‘close to home’ getaway. In this performance, Vocal Detour will take you on a journey to different countries and different times, in a celebration of plants and animals, the various seasons, and the natural beauty that surrounds us.
From 16th Century Paris to spring in Italy, European winters to Australian summers, music by Renaissance masters Lassus and Schütz are complimented by Australian works from Kevin Barker, Martin Wesley - Smith, Gordon Hamilton and Brooke Shelley.
A program as varied in style as in genre, the sumptuous harmonies and complexity of 5 part madrigals are juxtaposed with smooth jazz harmonies and will leave you uplifted and connected with nature.
Kevin Barker Now fades the Long Last Streak of Snow
Orlando Lassus Paisible Domaine
Paul Hindemith Six Chanson
Gordon Hamilton To an Early-Flowering Almond
Heinrich Schütz O Primavera
Martin Wesley Smith Climb the rainbow
Josephe Kosma & Johnny Mercer (arr O’Connell) Autumn Leaves
Philip Stopford For the Beauty of the Earth
Format: 60 minutes, no interval (additional works for a concert with interval available)