Echology to perform Indigenous song in concert

Choir Tours

11 October 2013

Echology to perform Indigenous song 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 in the Torres Strait.

"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.

Featuring a brass ensemble will be led by acclaimed Sydney trumpeter Daniel Mendelow, the concert will feature Stravinsky's Mass for Mixed Chorus, Brass and Wind and Gabrieli's renaissance masterpiece, In Ecclesiis, as well as music from Gerald Finzi, Daniel Moe, Bernard Rose and Paul Stanhope.

Echology will represent 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.

The concert will be held at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Sunday 20 October at 2.30pm. Tickets available from sticky tickets (http://www.stickytickets.com.au/12644) or at the door.

Contact: Sheena Martin
Contact Phone: +61 2 4921 8714
Contact Email: media@newcastle.edu.au