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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Magpie, Song and Dance

Photo: Paul Hogan
Magpie, Song & Dance concert on Saturday 26 May 2012, 7:30 pm at Knox Church.

We invite you to enjoy this performance!

The City of Dunedin Choir and the Dunedin Youth Orchestra, conducted by David Burchell, are pleased to present a concert of romantic music ranging from somewhat melancholy to excitingly vibrant moods and soaring melodies.

The programme will include Rossini's Thieving Magpie, Brahms' Song of Destiny, Borodin's Polovetsian Dances (from Prince Igor), Sibelius' Karelia Suite, and Mozart's Concerto in A for Clarinet with young soloist Nicole Batchelar, who is now in her third year of a B.Mus. focusing on conducting and composition.

Her performance instrument is the clarinet, which she has been playing for over ten years. In 2011 Nicole started teaching clarinet at Saturday Morning Music Classes, where she also assists with conducting the Junior Symphonia, with Aart Brusse. In the same year she had an opportunity to conduct her own composition, The Quake, with the Dunedin Youth Orchestra.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Song of Destiny

We are singing Brahms' Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny) with the Dunedin Youth Orchestra on Saturday 26 May at Knox Church. Do come along and enjoy our performance!

Enjoy this recording by Orchestre Revolutionairre et Romantique and the The Monteverdi Choir
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

Admission vouchers for our concert are now on sale!

Here's a translation of the German text:

You wander above in the light 
on soft ground, blessed genies! 
Blazing, divine breezes 
brush by you as lightly 
as the fingers of the player 
on her holy strings. 

Fateless, like sleeping 
infants, the divine beings breathe, 
chastely protected 
in modest buds, 
blooming eternally 
their spirits, 
and their blissful eyes 
gazing in mute, 
eternal clarity. 

Yet there is granted us 
no place to rest; 
we vanish, we fall - 
the suffering humans - 
blind from one 
hour to another, 
like water thrown from cliff to cliff, 
for years into the unknown depths.