Echology to Perform a Traditional Song from the Torres Strait Islands in Concert
The University of Newcastle's chamber choir, Echology, will deliver an afternoon of soaring music at Newcastle's Sacred Heart Cathedral in their last concert before embarking on a week-long tour of Rome and the Vatican.
Choir Conductor, Dr Philip Matthias, said a highlight of the concert will be the performance of Oui Tooli, a traditional piece from Murray Island, (from the group of Torres Strait Islands).
"We have been working with Toby Whaleboat, a Murray Islander, to perfect this Indigenous piece for some time and we are very excited to debut it to a Newcastle audience," Dr Matthias said.
The concert will feature Stravinsky's Mass for Mixed Chorus, Brass and Wind (the brass ensemble will be led by acclaimed Sydney trumpeter Daniel Mendelow, who is accompanying the choir to Rome) and Gabrieli's renaissance masterpiece, In Ecclesiis, as well as music from Gerald Finzi, Daniel Moe, Bernard Rose and Paul Stanhope.
This concert is Echology's last warm up before representing Australia at the prestigious International Festival of Sacred Music and Art held in Rome.
"We're all looking forward to this fantastic trip where we'll not only visit iconic locations around Rome, but also share the stage with the likes of the Vienna Philharmonic, the Cologne Cathedral Choir and the Sistine Chapel Choir," Dr Matthias said.
Tickets to the concert are available online or at the door. Discounts are available for group bookings of ten or more.
WHEN: 2.30pm Sunday, 20 October 2013
WHERE: Sacred Heart Cathedral (Catholic Cathedral)
841 Hunter St,