The Tudor Choristers, under the leadership of Dr Kathleen McGuire, is pleased to present its 2019 subscription series of choral concerts.

  • Lauridsen the Mystic
    St Paul’s Anglican Church, Canterbury
    Sunday 8 September, 2.30pm
  • Sing Nowell!
    Our Lady of Victories Basilica, Camberwell
    Tuesday 10 December, 7.30pm
    St Michael's Uniting Church, cnr Collins and Russell Sts, Melbourne
    Friday 13 December, 7:30pm

Lauridsen the Mystic

Imbued with Greek modes and Gregorian plainchant, in contemporary yet highly accessible settings, Morton Lauridsen's breathtaking music appeals to all lovers of choral music. By popular demand, the choir presents an entire program of sacred works composed by this award-winning composer. Musicologist Nick Strimple has said Lauridsen is the only American composer in history who can be called a mystic. The program will include O Magnum Mysterium, Lux Aeterna and Ave Maria.

St Paul’s Anglican Church, 2 Margaret Street, Canterbury
Sunday 8 September, 2.30pm
$30 full, $25 concession
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Sing Nowell!

Our final subscription concert for 2019 features selections from Rachmaninov's All-Night Vigil (Vespers) Op. 37. Premiered in 1915, it was rarely heard in Russia following the 1917 revolution when sacred music was suppressed by the government.

The multi-movement piece found a resurgence in the West in the 1960s and has since become one of the most loved and dramatic a cappella choral works of the genre. The composer remarked, “Even in my dreams I could not have imagined that I would write such a work”. The concert will also include traditional carol singing. Don't forget to collect your complimentary mince pie at the end of the concert.

Tuesday 10 December 2019, 7:30pm
Our Lady of Victories Basilica
Burke Rd, Camberwell
$30 full, $25 concession, $60 family
Off-street parking, served by Burke Rd tram 72 and Riversdale Rd tram 75.

Friday 13 December 2019, 7:30pm
St Michael's Uniting Church, cnr Collins and Russell Sts, Melbourne
$30 full, $25 concession, $60 family