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Alleluia! Music for Eastertide

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Alleluia! Music for Eastertide
presented by City Choir Dunedin
Saturday 22 April 2023, 7:30 pm
Knox Church, 449 George Street, Dunedin.

Choral performances at Easter tend to focus on the repertoire inspired by the crucifixion story, but there is a wealth of beautiful music which celebrates Christ’s resurrection and the events which followed, and this will be the focus of the “Alleluia” concert.

We are excited and looking forward to welcoming promising young soloists and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra who will join the choir on stage. Two soloists are making their debut with City Choir Dunedin at this performance: Erin Connelly-Whyte (mezzo-soprano) and Brendon Shanks (tenor). The other soloists are Caroline Burchell (soprano) and Edward Smith (bass).

The programme includes:
Samuel Scheidt: “Surrexit Christus Hodie” (Christ is risen today)
J.S. Bach: “Christ lag in Todesbanden” (Christ lay in death’s bonds)
Josef Rheinberger: “Osterhymne” (Easter Hymn)
Georg Philipp Telemann: “Zwei Jünger gehn nach Emmaus”
Mozart: “Regina Coeli”

By way of further contrast, the choir will also perform the première of a post-Easter hymn “O Sons and Daughters”, written by David Burchell. This was composed especially for this concert to add a more contemporary musical flavour, and uses an old English hymn text which narrates the discovery of the empty tomb on Easter morning.

Be sure to join us to hear a live performance of this delightful music!

Tickets are now available at Music Planet and MusicWorks (cash only) or online right here. 
By phone: call Eventfinda 08700 289 849
Adult $40, Concession $30, Student $10, Children free. (Service fee applies to online and phone purchases.)

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